How Not To Be Afraid

How Not to Be Afraid: Seven Ways to Live When Everything Seems Terrifying


By Gareth Higgins


“In How Not to be Afraid, Irish storyteller, activist, and creative convener Gareth Higgins explores seven common fears, inviting us to change the course of our stories through seven habits of hope and action for the common good. 

How Not to be Afraid is ripe for the moment in which we find ourselves. If you’re feeling afraid, and want to consider an option beyond fight, flight, or freeze – an alternative that might actually transform our experience of fear into something better, come on in. You’re not alone.”


Review: This book is full of practices that bring you back to hope and help to quiet fears while addressing the root of fear.  Gareth uses his experiences to weave a new story and invitation for us to live a different narrative.  In a world where so much fear is thrown at us in the media, the rhetoric of partisan politics, and in religious institutions this brings us back to center our trust in God and the power of hope to cultivate imagination. Rev. Rebecca Craver