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InsecureFighting our Lesser Fears with a Greater One


Fighting our Lesser Fears with a Greater One

John Perritt
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It’s there when you look in the mirror. You’ll find it roaming the halls of your school or workplace. It tucks you in at night and greets you as you roll out of bed. You’ll read it in text messages & tweets. See it on Facebook and Instagram. It’s in our conversations and is always rattling around in our minds.

What is it? Insecurity.

Insecurity is something all humans struggle with. Young and old, male and female, across the globe – insecurity has no boundaries. While it is a commonality among humanity, it doesn’t mean it’s something you have to live with.

Insecurity is painful for many, but there is a greater fear to drown out this lesser one. Scripture tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. It is in this greater fear, that we learn how to grow, live, and, possibly defeat, our insecurity.

John Perritt

About John Perritt

John Perritt is the Director of Resources for Reformed Youth Ministries ( and serves as the host of The Local Youth Worker podcast for RYM. He is the author of Time Out! (2018) & Insecure (2019). He and his wife, Ashleigh, live in Ridgeland, MS, with their five children.


  • Author: John Perritt
  • Release Date: May 2019
  • Pages: 108
  • Format: Trade paperback
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130
  • ISBN: 9781527103306
  • Imprint: Christian Focus
  • Category: Christian Life > Personal Growth


When it comes to effective communication with young people, you need someone who has a relatable voice. In Insecure, John Perritt has put together something quite special: a funny, poignant, ground–level, and gospel–centered work that will no doubt be of great benefit to any student walking the halls of school.

Shelby Abbott, Speaker and Author of ‘Pressure Points: A Guide to Navigating Student Stress’

There may be no bigger problem in the lives of today’s young people than insecurity. The shame, awkwardness, and embarrassment of insecurity are perpetual and paralyzing. John Perritt gets it. With wisdom, transparency, and faithful maturity, he helps students combat the ugly feelings of insecurity with gospel grace.

Jaquelle Crowe, Author of ‘This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years’
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