Waging War on Fear by Betty Parker

About Betty Parker:
BETTY PARKER is a professional speaker, author, and trainer. In 2006, she started Sharper Development Solutions, Inc., a training and development company specializing in leadership skills training and coaching. Betty is a regular guest host on WLXC-FM’s “N Touch” community affairs program and is often sought out as a speaker for conferences and events. She is at work on her next book, Defeating Goliath: A Lesson in Solving People Problems. Parker is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) through the Association for Talent Development and a Certified Professional Coach. www.thesharpersolution.com/

We're going to talk about a non-fiction book called Waging War on Fear by Betty Parker

This book is about finding faith and keeping faith when you're going through very dark times. This is a non-fiction story about Betty's life. Satan hits the hardest when you're least expecting it. And while her life was blessed, suddenly things all went wrong. 

At twenty-three weeks pregnant, Betty Parket went into labor with her son. This was her first pregnancy, and while God told her that everything would be fine, something crept into her mind. Fear.

Oh and let's not forget that all of this was taking place during the most horrific time in America. This was during the aftermath of 9/11.

In this book, Betty offers seven strategies to defeat fear in your life in order to make the most of it. No matter what happens, you can live your best life.

I'm not going to call out all seven strategies here just because I want you all to read this book. It was real and it was powerful.

The first step is identifying your enemy. The fourth step is to establish a plan against the enemy. The sixth step is to attack the enemy's weak spot and then claim your victory.

In Betty's case, fear was her ultimate enemy. Once she defined it, she was able to build her defenses using the word of God and lots of prayer.  Her plan was to believe with all of her heart that she could overcome all of the struggles, and then she took away the thing that gave her the most fear. She took away the belief that her son wouldn't survive. Betty's victory was a happy, healthy and more importantly beautiful Family.

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So my final thoughts on this book: I thought that this would be an insanely quick read considering it's only 112 pages or so. However, that was anything but the case. I had to sit with this story and really digest it. Each bit of advice Betty offered required a lot of thought. If you're going to read this, be prepared to read it as if it were a self-help book. Because it will bring you peace if you let it.

Thank you Betty for sharing your story!


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