Thursday, March 16, 2017

You Are Free Be Who You Already Are By Rebekah Lyons

 You Are Free Be Who You Already Are By Rebekah Lyons 

Have you bought the lie? Many of us do. We measure our worth by what others think of us. We compare and strive, existing mostly for the approval of others. Pressure rises, anxiety creeps in and we hustle to keep up.
Jesus whispers, I gave my life to set you free. I gave you purpose. I called you to live in freedom in that purpose. Yet we still hobble through life, afraid to confess all the ways we push against this truth, because we can’t even believe it. We continue to grasp for the approval of anyone that will offer it: whether strangers, friends, or community.
Christ doesn’t say you can be or may be or will be free. He says you are free.
Dare you believe it?
In You Are Free, Rebekah invites you to:
• Overcome the exhaustion of trying to meet the expectations of others and rest in the joy God’s freedom brings.
• Release stress, anxiety and worry, to uncover the peace that comes from abiding in His presence.
• Find permission to grieve past experiences, confess areas of brokenness, and receive strength in your journey towards healing.
• Throw off self-condemnation, burn superficial masks and step boldly into what our good God has for you.
• Discover the courage to begin again and use your newfound freedom to set others free.
Freedom is for everyone who wants it—the lost, the wounded, and those weary from all of the striving. It’s for those who gave up trying years ago. It’s for those angry and hurt, brilliant and burnt by the Christian song and dance. You are the church, the people of God. You were meant to be free.
My Thoughts:
Through personal stories, we see the way that God has brought freedom to Rebekah Lyon's life. This book is based off the book of Galatians Five with fifteen chapters that are the story of Rebekah's freedom journey. As I read this book, I couldn't help but think it was good, but it didn't grab me the way I thought it would. Maybe it's the season of life I am in or maybe I found the book to really just tell the story that Christ will and is the ultimate healer who despite all of our brokenness will heal each broken spot. This book is filled with wisdom and you feel like you're sitting down over coffee with with an old friend, but it did not speak volumes to me and because of that, I give this book 3/5 stars. Thank you to Zondervan for providing me a complimentary copy for review. A favorable review was not required. 


Anonymous said...

I was looking forward to this book and not I'm not certain.

Sarah said...

It may not be the right season of life for me, but you may love it! Check it out..