Let Go of Your Fear

Choosing to Trust Jesus in Life's Stormy Times

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Pub Date 16 Mar 2022 | Archive Date Not set

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You don’t have to live in fear if you truly believe that God will help you with anything that life sends your way. Let Gary Zimak help you reach for God’s hope.

Zimak, author of the bestselling book Give Up Worry for Lent!, explores two Gospel stories of Jesus calming storms—and his disciples—to show you how to manage the big feelings of fear in your life. His practical retelling of the familiar stories, when Jesus is asleep in the boat and when he walks across the water toward his disciples, is an invitation to encounter the Lord in the midst of your own storms and move from discouragement to courage and away from anxiety and toward hope.

Fear is like a smoke alarm, Zimak says. It’s designed to warn you of impending danger so you can take appropriate action—and maybe even save your life. But often your internal alarm system is too sensitive. As a result, you’re afraid when you shouldn’t be.

“We’re afraid because we don’t believe that God loves us, is with us, and is bigger than our problems,” Zimak writes.

In Let Go of Your Fear, you’ll discover:

• No matter how bad things look, there is always hope.

• God allows storms in your life to remind you to rely on him.

• God is sometimes silent but he is never absent.

• Jesus understands our feelings. He experienced them, too.

• Fear is a natural emotion that signals an opportunity for trust.

• When you start to sink, let go of self-sufficiency and reach for Jesus.

• Jesus’s peace is most powerful mid-storm.

Perfect for individual or group use, each chapter of Let Go of Your Fear includes reflection questions to help you identify the times and places you are most likely to wrestle with fear and to guide you to establish new habits that move you away from discouragement and anxiety toward greater faith, hope, and trust.


You don’t have to live in fear if you truly believe that God will help you with anything that life sends your way. Let Gary Zimak help you reach for God’s hope.

Zimak, author of the bestselling book ...


A Note From the Publisher

Gary Zimak is a Catholic speaker and the bestselling author of a number of books, including Give Up Worry For Lent!; Let Go of Anger and Stress!; and Give Up Worry for Good!



He is the host of The Gary Zimak Show and the podcast Following the Truth. He previously served as director of parish services at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church in North Wales, Pennsylvania, and as the host of Spirit in the Morning on Holy Spirit Radio in Philadelphia. He is a frequent speaker and retreat leader at Catholic parishes and conferences across the country.



His work has appeared in Catholic Digest, the National Catholic Register, Catholic Exchange, Catholic Philly, and Catholic Answers Magazine. Zimak has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including EWTN’s Bookmark and Women of Grace, The Jennifer Fulwiler Show, Catholic Connection, Morning Air, and the Son Rise Morning Show.

Zimak earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Drexel University.

Gary Zimak is a Catholic speaker and the bestselling author of a number of books, including Give Up Worry For Lent!; Let Go of Anger and Stress!; and Give Up Worry for Good!



He is the host of...


Advance Praise

“This is the book we need now! Gary Zimak has done it again, giving us a work of transcendent Christian hope for our troubled time and reminding us why scripture tells us again and again, ‘Be not afraid’ Personal and practical and uplifted on every page by deep faith, this book will bring consolation and inspiration to many.”
Deacon Greg Kandra
Creator of The Deacon’s Bench

“Gary Zimak hits a home run with this book! No other Christian author can help you chase away fear better than Zimak. This book is a soothing balm to a weary, worried, world.”
Gigi Ferguson
Host of Inspired by Faith Book Club

“Zimak clearly shows that it is the Lord who can bring ultimate peace to us, even when we don’t understand how or why something is happening. This book is the resource that pastors and ministry leaders need to help people find peace in the presence of the God who made us and loves us, and who can help us calm the storms in our lives.”
Fr. Dan Pacholec
Pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish
Westfield, Massachusetts

“In a style uniquely his own, Zimak reminds each of us that it's not enough just to think about Jesus, but we are called to pray to Jesus. Zimak's writing gives unceasing hope to the hopeless and reminds us: Jesus loves you! Yes, you!”
Dorothy Pilarski
Founder of CatholicMomsGroup.com

“This is the book we need now! Gary Zimak has done it again, giving us a work of transcendent Christian hope for our troubled time and reminding us why scripture tells us again and again, ‘Be not...


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Let Go of Your Fear is a great book about facing our fears and not letting them have control over us. In this book, Gary Zimak uses the stories of the apostles in the boat on the Sea of Galilee to illustrate how Jesus is in control, both when we can sense his presence and when we can’t.

In the first big example, Jesus is asleep in the boat when the storm comes up. Not only does he stop the storm, but he asks the apostles why they are afraid. This is a great example not only of Jesus sometimes visibly being in control, but also of how Jesus is waiting for us to invite him into our troubles no matter how big or small.

The second big example is the storm on the Sea of Galilee again, but this time Jesus is out of sight for a time. Mr. Zimak uses Jesus being out of sight to illustrate how Jesus is often working behind the scenes in ways we don’t know about and may not understand. Jesus does make his presence known and as in the previous example, he calms the storm.

Mr. Zimak also makes sure to express that sometimes instead of calming the storm, Jesus comforts us through the storm because he is using the storm to teach us something, to bring us closer to him.

I really liked the examples the author used and I could relate to much of what the author discussed. The last year has been full of challenges I never expected to have to face. Some of them are continuing into this year and I can see how sometimes Jesus calmed the storm and other times, Jesus calmed me through the storm. In all of it, Jesus has never left me and has used all of it for his glory. I am looking forward to using the lessons learned in this book to let go of my fears and focus on Jesus alone.

Thank you to Ave Maria Press, Gary Zimak, and NetGalley for the copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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All too often we allow fear and panic to overcome us and make us incapable of acting. in this excellent book, Zimak uses the two instances in the gospels where the apostles were surprised by storms as a means to show us how to overcome our fear by trusting in God. His detailed analyses of the incidents brings us into the heart of the gospels' stories and help us exactly where we live.

Each chapter ends with questions for reflection and a prayer to help deepen and personalize our reading of the book.

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Thank you to Net Galley and Ave Maria Press for the chance to read and review this book. The opinions expressed are my own.
This is a book that will stay with me. I tend to worry a lot, and I think this book will help me with some of those fears. When I start to worry, I think of how Jesus is there to help me, and I remember how he took care of the Apostles during stormy times. He took care of them not once, but twice. This is a very powerful book that I will read again and again to calm my fears and remind me that Jesus is always there to help me.

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