Do you long to overcome the fear and doubt that is sabotaging the life God has for you? Are you ready to grow in courage and put feet to your faith? You’ve come to the right place! Chickening IN is an invitation to a lifestyle of courage and faith. It’s a journey of loosening the power of fear over your life in practical and manageable ways. With the 8 Pillars of Transformation as your guide, you will be equipped to overcome fear and walk in faith like never before.



God used the words "Chickening IN" to grab my attention. They were the vehicle He used to point me back to the Bible, the place where the most life changing words can be found. Without the Word of God, I wouldn't be sharing my "Chickening IN" journey with you. Nor would I offer it to you to use as a tool against your fear, doubt, and anxiety. The power of "Chickening IN" lies not in the phrase but in the truth of God's Word that it is founded upon. Knowing the truth, studying the Scriptures, and allowing God to guide and lead your "Chickening IN" journey is critical because the power belongs to God.




Identify Roadblocks

Learn 5 specific roadblocks that prevent courageous forward movement.

Create Action Plans

Discover how to strategically reduce “risk anxiety” with a Calculated Risk Plan.

Dig into God's Word

Catch the courage of Moses, Joseph, Daniel and more through exploring their stories.


The 8 Pillars of Transformation

PILLAR #1 - Facing Fear

Everyone has internal conversations with Fear. Learn to recognize the 5 ways Fear speaks and how to listen to what God says above what Fear says.

PILLAR #2 - Stepping Up to the Plate of Your Life

Let’s face it difficult, scary situations are inevitable. We cannot escape them. Stepping up to the plate hard times is critical. There are 4 excuses that can hold us back from being an active participant in our lives…knowing how to identify them will increase our courage and faith.

PILLAR #3 - Taking Calculated Risks

Risk is a necessary part of life. Fear can stop us from taking much needed risks. Understanding how to take calculated risks instead of reckless risks can reduce risk anxiety. Queen Esther is a perfect example of how to approach risk strategically. She shows us how to take calculated risks.

PILLAR #4 - Traveling Down Unknown Roads

A life of courage and faith is like traveling to new places. Following God often leads us to walk down unknown roads and to take new leaps of faith. That can be scary. By digging into the Word we can catch the courage of Moses, Joseph, and Daniel. Their courageous faith to walk unknown roads can rub off on us and infect us with courage too.

PILLAR #5 - Embracing Your Uniqueness

Fear of not being good enough and comparison are a dangerous activities that can lead to doubting who God made us to be. The truth is we are His masterpiece…not perfect but perfectly in progress. Boldly accepting this is courageous. Learn 10 Bible truths that will help you see yourself as God sees you.

PILLAR #6 - Pursuing Your Dreams

God has a plan and a purpose for everyone. Fear can interrupt the good works God has for us…the dreams He has planted in our hearts. Grow your courage to purse your dreams and learn the universal dream God has for every believer.

PILLAR #7 - Doing it Afraid

Sometimes with all our tactics and plans to eliminate fear, fear is still present. That’s the time to Do it Afraid. Understand the 3 growth areas to Doing it Afraid so you can move forward regardless of fear’s refusal to leave.

PILLAR #8 - Faith the Difference Maker

The final and most critical pillar to Chickening IN is faith. Faith is putting hope and trust in God above our circumstances. Learn the 4 principles of faith that strengthen courage and faith in fearful and worrisome situations. These 4 faith principles provide the framework for how faith makes the difference in our ability to transform fear to courageous faith.

A Note from the Author


Sometimes a single word or phrase has the power to change the course of our lives. We might be stuck in a rut, trapped by fear, or just living a mediocre life, and suddenly that word or phrase is spoken. A switch is flipped in our brain. I call it an epiphany or “God moment.” It was exactly what we needed to hear to step up and act with courage and faith.

Chickening IN is that word for me! A silly phrase spoken by my daughter that propelled me to make bold decisions in the face for fear. Join me and discover how this word can change your life too!


No more chickening out. This book will teach you how to start Chickening IN! Anyone who has ever experienced the debilitating impact of stress, fear, anxiety, etc., should read this book. Chickening IN provides game-changing lessons that will teach you how to move from fearful thoughts to faith-filled actions to move forward and experience God’s best for your life. JJ GUTIERREZ is a writer rockstar who shares her own battles and vulnerabilities in a way that is honest, transparent and relatable. Her courageous journey towards chickening in will easily convince you to begin your own. You must read . . . Chickening IN!”
Wilma Hollis at LifeSpeaker
“How to Overcome Fear and Anxiety!! We’ve all been there where we come to a point in our lives where we have a hard decision to make. How much is your decision based on fear? Just think if you were able to take fear out of that equation. Just think what your life would look like if you didn’t have fear standing in your way! Your choices would be based off of what you want out of life and fear wouldn’t be holding you back! No regrets, no what if’s, and no should of’s. That is what this book is all about. As I read this book it has been so inspiring to take that risk, to let go of that fear, to open up all possibilities, to give yourself the life you choose to have, the career you choose to have or the fear you choose to not have. This book can change the way you look at every situation you face and it reminds you of God’s promises so you can put your faith in him and live your best life!!
Cindy Strack, Business Owner
“An inspiring and challenging read for taking risks despite our fears– This book is for Christian women who want to be challenged and encouraged to live out their God-given dreams and purpose! JJ writes with honesty and vulnerability, sharing her own journey towards courage and freedom to “Go for it!” in your own life…..casting your fears on the Lord and trusting Him to get you there!”
Trinity Bockus, MFLT