Facing Fear

Step Out in Faith and Rise Above What's Holding You Back

by Nik Wallenda, Don Yaeger, John C. Maxwell

On Sale: 2020-09-15

Price: $18.99

Book Summary

Nik Wallenda talks about facing his own fears and shows us how to overcome whatever is holding us back.

About the Book

A practical guide to overcoming fear from the daredevil who has walked on a tightrope across Times Square and the Grand Canyon.

Nik Wallenda is a seventh-generation member of the Flying Wallendas, a circus family known for performing dangerous feats without safety nets. Nik is known for his daring televised tightrope walks over Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, Times Square, and an active volcano.

Nik has been walking the wire since he took his first steps, but he had never experienced fear until a tragic accident in 2017. The eight-person pyramid he and several members of his family were practicing collapsed, and five of its members fell thirty feet to the ground. While severely injured,  they all survived miraculously, but the accident changed Nik’s life forever. For the first time he felt overwhelming fear, and Nik had to find it in himself to move on, release the past, and get back out on the wire.

Most of us will never walk a tightrope, but we face things that scare us every day. Whether putting ourselves out there socially or seeking a dream job, all of us allow anxieties and fears to hold us back. In Facing Fear, you will:

  • Discover how to overcome lifelong areas of personal fear
  • Understand the importance of dealing with trauma to fully heal and move forward
  • Gain the determination to pick yourself up, grow in faith, and purposely walk toward success one step at a time

Facing Fear weaves parts of Nik’s personal story of the accident and how he conquered his fear with practical advice to help you overcome whatever fears are holding you back. This practical book will help you step out in faith and trust that God will hold you steady, even when you're afraid.


My friend, Nik Wallenda, is world famous for his death-defying aerial acrobatics and high wire performances. He is a living legend and one of the bravest men I've ever known. When he performs, his skill, meticulous preparation, and countless hours of practice are readily apparent. What we don't see, however, is the fear that he faces each time he takes to the wire.
In his new book, Facing Fear, Nik offers his readers an honest and unvarnished look at the personal and painful experiences in his life and career that not only give rise to his fears, but also motivate him to push forward and to accomplish things never before achieved.
Facing Fear will not only help you to overcome the fears you face in your own life, but will motivate you to find the faith and inspiration to achieve more than you ever thought you could.
-- Joel Osteen, New York Times Bestselling Author and Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780785234272
  • ISBN 10: 0785234276
  • Imprint: Thomas Nelson
  • On Sale: 2020-09-15
  • Pages: 224
  • List Price: $18.99
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2020-09-15
  • Trim Size: 139.000mm x 213.000mm x 12.000mm
  • Weight: 208.000gr
  • Category 1 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Personal Growth
  • Category 2 : PERFORMING ARTS / Circus
  • Category 3 : SELF-HELP / Self-Management / Stress Management
  • Category 4 : SELF-HELP / Anxieties & Phobias
  • Category 5 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous