Hope + Help for Fearful Hearts with Christina Fox

by, Christine Chappell
September 13, 2021

About the Episode

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews author Christina Fox about her book, A Holy Fear: Trading Lesser Fears for the Fear of the Lord. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are:

What are some of the different words (and their respective meanings) that the Bible uses to talk about fear?
• What are three particular kinds of common fear experiences?
• What does it mean to “trade lesser fears for the Fear of the Lord” and what does that look like, practically-speaking?
• What does the Bible mean when it speaks about “fear of the Lord?”
How does reflecting on the nature of God, who he is, and what he has done help us to grow in fear of the Lord?
What are some of the promises that God graciously offers to those who fear him?


About the Guest

Christina Fox received her Master’s in counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is a blogger, writer, and retreat speaker. She writes for a number of Christian ministries and websites, including Ligonier, The Gospel Coalition, and Revive Our Hearts. She serves on the PCA’s National Women’s Ministry Team and is the editor of their ministry blog, enCourage (enCourage.pcacdm.org). Christina is also the author of numerous books, including Sufficient Hope: Gospel Meditations and Prayers for Weary Moms, A Heart Set Free: A Journey to Hope through the Psalms of Lament, and Tell God How You Feel: Helping Kids with Hard Emotions.


About the Book


Fear—it’s something we all experience. Fears about the future, an illness, or what others might think about us can rule our hearts and steal our joy. Did you know, though, that the Bible commands Christians to fear?

Believers are to fear the Lord. But what does that mean? In A Holy Fear, Christina Fox unpacks what the ‘fear of the Lord’ means and what it looks like in our lives. By giving examples of such fear in the Bible, exploring the fruits of that fear in our lives, and uncovering God’s promises to those who fear Him, this book will help you disarm your lesser fears, applying what you learn to your heart and turning to a fear of the Lord.


About the Podcast

The Hope + Help Podcast offers interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics regarding life’s challenging problems. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell.


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  • Christine Chappell

    Christine is a wife, mother of three, and the author of Midnight Mercies: Walking with God through Depression in Motherhood, Help! I've Been Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder, and Help! My Teen is Depressed. Her writing has been featured at websites such as Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, and other Christian platforms. In addition to her writing ministry, she works for the Institute of Biblical Counseling & Discipleship as the organization's Outreach Director and Podcast Host. Christine has completed certificates in Biblical Counseling through IBCD and is certified by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). She also is a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors, the Biblical Counseling Alliance, and a partner with the Biblical Counseling Coalition. Christine and her husband, Brett, were married in 2003 and currently reside in South Carolina with their three children.

About the Podcast

The Hope + Help Podcast offers interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics regarding life’s challenging problems. Hosted by IBCD Outreach Director Christine M. Chappell. Listeners can subscribe on major streaming platforms such as Apple PodcastsSpotifySoundcloud, & iHeart.


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