Angie Smith in "What Women Fear: Walking in Faith that Transforms" takes us into her life and her own doubts, right down to her treatment for anxiety as a teen because of her fears that God may not have existed. And, once she is cured of that anxiety she finds another to take its place, an idea that she may ruin something beautiful - life, marriage, children - and going further, once she realizes that she won't be ruining anything beautiful, she suddenly worries that God may not be all-powerful.
Actually Angie, who is one of a new breed of non-fiction action writer who seamlessly takes us through the work she is doing, boldly goes where no other writer has gone and points out that women are haunted by little fears that can build to a point where women have to take the path that Angie took as a youngster to conquer their fears and anxieties in general.
And, even once those fears and anxieties are conquered, Smith points out that we are all governed by some type of fear whether it's a fear of flying or a fear of failure.
Indeed, for many it's not even the fear of death that bothers them, it's a fear that they will fail in the tasks they have set for themselves. It's a very real fear, but one that is not insurmountable.
To overcome them, Angie wants us to use our fears in unusual ways. As she asks us to look at ourselves and our anxieties and then look into the Scriptures for men and women who may have suffered similarly? How did they handle then their anxiety?
By using these examples, Angie has us open up to not only new experiences but also helps us to use the emotions that have been building for years in the ways those in the Scriptures have done so that women can overcome fears that may range from a simple non-starting car to the nagging fear that your mate may be abandoning you!
You will find that as you get further into the well-written work that even your fears of betrayal or estrangement can be overcome by working with Scripture and just trusting that God actually has a plan for us, though we can't know it as he is really unlikely to share it with us. We just have to trust in God and let the chips fall where they may.