I'm Not A Scaredy-Cat by Max Lucado

Book Review: I’m Not A Scaredy Cat by Max Lucado

September 26, 2017
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“Max Lucado Helps Kids Manage Their Fears and Worries With New Book, I’m Not Scaredy Cat

From New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado comes I’m Not Scaredy Cat A Prayer for When You Wish You Were Brave (Oct. 3, 2017). Lucado’s new children’s book engages kids through silliness and humor in both the story and art. I’m Not A Scaredy Cat creates opportunities for conversation between children and adults about how to handle fear and anxiety.” {Press Release – Tommy Nelson}

I have been a long time fan of Max Lucado’s children’s book.  You Are Special, and The Oak Inside and Acorn by Lucado are two of my all-time favorite stories that I have read to my kids. When I saw that he was releasing a new book, I jumped at the opportunity to review it.

I Am Not A Scaredy Cat is a simple, and fun read that your children will thoroughly enjoy. The short, rhyming sentences coupled with the colorful and amusing artwork make I Am Not A Scaredy Cat engaging on every level.

I appreciated the stance that Lucado took in recognizing and affirming children’s fears and anxiety and presented a prayer to help them when they are in those situations. Scaredy Cat doesn’t stop being scared in the story, but he does learn to how to handle his feelings by turning to God and praying. I feel this is so important as it is not a how-to in how not to ever be a scared, but more so a guide that lets you know God is with you and you can turn to Him.  The prayer that is repeated throughout the story is one that the children can remember and recite when they are scared:

“God, you are good.

God, you are near.

God, you are here!

And, God,


~Max Lucado, I’m Not A Scaredy Cat

I’m Not A Scaredy Cat will be a comfort to your child and provide a tangible and biblical way for them to manage their feelings of fear and anxiety. My children adore Scaredy Cat, and I’m sure if this book came along with its own plush cat, it would be a well-loved little cat.


About the Author

More than 120 million readers have found inspiration and encouragement in the writings of Max Lucado. He lives with his wife, Denalyn, and their mischievous mutt, Andy, in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves the people of Oak Hill Church. {Press Release – Tommy Nelson}


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Heather is a Stay-At-Home/Homeschooling-Mom of 4. She is a Jersey Girl at heart but has lived in Michigan for the last 11 years with her husband Jeff. Heather enjoys reading, coffee-ing, worshipping and writing. She is passionate about her family and living this life, that God has blessed her with, to the full. You can find her at www.heathergerwing.com

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