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Book of the Month May 2021

Date added: 10 May 2021

How Not To Be Afraid

Seven Ways To Live When Everything Seems Terrifying

Gareth Higgins

How Not To Be Afraid

We live in a time where we seem more afraid than ever. The rise of populism, polarization and aggression in politics, the media and popular culture, and the climate crisis have coincided with the collapse of previously cherished norms and expectations about economic stability, community life, and even the future of the planet. And all this before the pandemic struck. No wonder we are overwhelmed by anxiety.

Popular speaker, storyteller and activist Gareth Higgins exposes the root causes of fear and shows how we can break its power through life-giving stories, simple spiritual exercises and practical steps to take as individuals and communities.

He contends that it's time to tell ourselves new stories about the world in which we live, stories that will liberate the greater forces of love, courage and joy.

Reflecting on his experience of growing up during the Troubles in Ireland, he shares authentic wisdom that can enable us not only to find calm in the storm, but even to calm the storm itself.


Gareth Higgins

Gareth Higgins worked in reconciliation in Northern Ireland for 25 years before moving to the US, where he founded the Wild Goose Festival. Formerly a contributing editor of Sojourners magazine, he edits the online magazine, The Porch.


9781786223180 £14.99   Canterbury Press



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