Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith

by Benjamin L. Corey

On Sale: 13/01/2020


About the Book

The creator of the popular Formerly Fundie blog on Patheos explains how the "American Christianity" we are currently taught is actually a fear-saturated distortion of biblical faith.

Benjamin L. Corey thought he was suffering a crisis of faith, but it turned out to be a spiritual awakening.

Corey became aware that the constant fear of hell and judgment that defined his Christian faith was out of sync with the idea that God acts from love, and promises to deliver us from fear. In the wake of this realization came newfound insights-from reading the Bible to re-examining American life and the church's role in the wider world. Corey learned that what he had been taught was a distorted version of Christianity that was not only untrue but caused real spiritual harm.

He also discovered that he wasn't alone. Many Christians are yearning to distinguish between the Christianity that has become a rigid American civil religion and the authentic Christian faith embodied in Jesus. As he recounts his own spiritual journey, Corey offers a powerful and inspiring message of hope for every Christian increasingly frustrated with the church today. Do not be discouraged, he assures them. You do not need to give up your faith; you can rediscover the reality of a vibrant Christianity that delivers us from fear and inspires and guides us all today.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062471604
  • ISBN 10: 0062471600
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Religious - US
  • On Sale: 13/01/2020
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price: 27.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth


Benjamin L. Corey is an author, speaker, scholar, and Patheos blogger who is interviewed and quoted regularly across all media. He is the author of Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus and holds two graduate degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a doctorate in intercultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. He lives in Auburn, Maine.

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