A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver according to Proverbs 25:11 and for Sean Feucht‘s new book, BOLD, Moving Forward in Faith, Not Fear, the timing couldn’t have been better. After being dropped by 3 publishers, Feucht’s newest book documents his journey starting the largest prayer and worship ministry in the nation during COVID (and one of the only), Let Us Worship. What started as an online petition quickly grew to become an international movement and the embodiment of a Christ-centered response to the incredible confusion and chaos brought on by COVID, riots, and civil unrest.
In the book, Feucht outlines his journey to starting Let Us Worship, a movement of worship, prayer, and activism in the US comparable to the Jesus Movement of the ’70s. The movement is mobilizing Christians, evangelizing the lost, and bringing hope to the hopeless. Feucht shares the bold stance he took to the double standard he saw being used against the church during COVID to keep the church closed, all the while strip clubs, liquor stores, and abortion clinics remained open. Furthermore, the rates of depression, suicide, and hopelessness soared. While most bunkered down in fear, Feucht mobilized action. Having a history of working in persecuted places around the world including Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan, COVID lockdown was “old hat” to the 37-year-old California resident.
Resisting government mandates and decrees that are counter to the Bible and go against faith convictions is something other nations and believers around the world encounter every day. Feucht simply stepped up at a moment when most pastors were in shell shock and took the lead in inspiring a generation of believers to stand their ground and do the same, serving and worshipping God in the good times and serving God in a pandemic.
He writes, “But here is where I eventually landed: If God is who we say He is – who we so confidently sang in church that He is before the world got turned upside down – how should the Body of Christ be reacting to all of this? Had God suddenly changed, or was it us? While we didn’t have much control over which mandates and rules our governing leaders imposed on us, what could we control as the Body of Christ, and how should we respond?”
Feucht takes this point further by writing, “Before the pandemic, did we simply base our lives more on the conveniences and cultural currents of living in one of the most developed nations in the world? Did our positive platitudes and confessions of faith come too easily?… So again, what God has impressed on me is this question: When it comes right down to it, how should people of bold faith react?”
That is the premise of the book. Feucht goes on to give example after example of God moving through Let Us Worship and invites readers to be a part. Interspersed with teaching and perspective, Feucht is clearly a mobilizer and influencer, challenging the status quo and mobilizing a generation to live out their faith, no strings attached.