You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are
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...more
But I wrote in this book. I highlighted the ink right off the pages of this book. I read and reread and read again the words in this book.
“Blessed are the broken who go ...more
I am very disturbed by the chapter about a message the author received in a dream that "sounded biblical." She spends the res ...more
Free to be Rescued
Free to Confess
Free to Thirst
Free to Wait
Free to Rest
Free to Be Weak
Free to Be Brave
All that weakness enumerated, yet "home is wherever God is. And God is ever with me" (106).
The only thing still nagging me is what does this freedom and transparency and genuineness look like when other well-meaning people insist on being armored up against vulnerability and fear and holding up their masks of p ...more
I didn't think there was anything exceptional in the book. Her experiences are shared here with vulnerability and I will always applaud that. I wasn't 100% sold on some of the theology, but I can generally take what I like and leave the rest, however there was just something about this book that left me feeling disappointed, Maybe my exp ...more
Part of the occupational hazard of being who suffers openly and conspicuously from mental health issues  as well as being a prolific reader and reviewer of Christian books is that one reads a lot of books that deal with becoming free from problems like depression and anxiety. Like this particular book, these books in general are nearly always books being written by women, for women, and a ...more
“We weren’t made to keep up. We ...more
This book is unique because it reads like a memoir, one of my favorite genres. In each chapter, Rebekah unfolds her life story bit by bit. As an adolescent, she desperately tried to fit in. She was a striving people-pleaser, floating between social groups for attention. Rebekah struggled with a family ...more
I found that I resonated with much of Rebekah's story. This book like others recently read talks about the importance of getting honest with God. I ...more
What I took most from this book was a chance to examine my own tendency toward striving. What's next? What have I done lately? What am I doing now? What am I accomplishing?
The thing is, we are fine as we are, not needing any accomplishments to prove our ...more