I love to study the Bible and I read a lot of non-fiction books. That is my jam, my happy place, and where I live. Recently, I attended the Broken and Free tour. Over the course of the evening, we were ushered into the presence of God and worshiped the Lord with Christy Nockels. I sat in awe listening to inspiring messages of Ann Voskamp, Rebekah Lyons, and Christy Nockels.
I met the author Rebekah Lyons for the first time at the Broken and Free tour. I wasn’t familiar with her or her work, but as she shared her message, I was captivated by what she shared. I loved her message of freedom and felt like we are probably kindred spirits, since we both know the joy and the pain of raising a special needs son. As soon as I got home I ordered her book You are Free: Be Who You Already Are from Amazon and couldn’t wait to dive into it as soon as it arrived.
The forward of You are Free is written by New York Times best-selling author, Ann Voskamp. Ann is a beautiful poetic author who weaves tales of joy and pain in a way that only she can. She is raw and she is real. This book had me from the moment I began reading.
This book contains so much wisdom and truth! I sat down with a colored pen and soaked in each chapter, underlining and highlighting the message of being free and the one who makes you free. This first chapter is called To Be Free. I love the way Rebekah Lyons uses short chapters that are packed full of truth. Each chapter title takes you further down the road to freedom. Stops along the way include Free to Wait, Free to Rest, and Free to Celebrate.
Rebekah believes that freedom is for anyone who wants it. I love the way Rebekah uses her chapters, each one revealing parts of her journey from anxiety to freedom. The end of each chapter concludes with thought-provoking questions that guide you through a journey of freedom. Linking our stories together with each other and the One who gives us freedom. From New York City all the way to Tennesse, Rebekah shares the power of God with her reader.
I devoured this book, and now am a huge fan of Rebekah and her work! I would highly recommend you pick up this book and find a group of friends to read it with. If you are interested in more books like this, visit my blog (mistyphillip.com) where you can find more book reviews like this and I give away new books every month!
Misty Phillip is a Christian blogger at MistyPhillip.com
Misty is wife and best best friend to Peter, and mom to 3 amazing boys. Misty left her corporate job 16 years to homeschool her boys and thus began an adventure of a life time! Misty’s writing has been featured on several blogs, is a contributor for the Biblical-Literacy Prayer Points, and is currently writing her first Bible Study.