Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Embracing Your Freedom


Freedom. It can be taken for granted, but if it was taken away...

Did you know that 27 million people are held as slaves today? In fact, more slaves exist now than during the 300 plus years of the transatlantic slave trade. Does that startle you?

If we expand that to include those who are being held captive in a spiritual sense, the number would grow exponentially. The enemy is crafty and desires to hold us in bondage. BUT, we serve a God who loves freedom.

In her newest release Embracing Your Freedom, author Susie Larson, tackles the subject of freedom. She encourages women to take back the land the enemy has stolen, to take back their freedom so that they can be used by God in big, world-changing ways. She also shares stories of the difference International Justice Mission (IJM) is making to restore freedom to people all over the world (In fact, 50% of all profits from this book will be donated to IJM). At the end of every chapter is a prayer, a prayer for personal freedom and a prayer for the freedom of the millions in our world who are held in bondage. The prayers blessed me in a big way.

In the last chapter of the book, Susie writes, "God does not want us to live in fear, hoard what we have, or hide who we are. It's time to step up and step out."

This book is a challenge to step up and step out, to use your life to make a difference, to join in the kingdom work God has assigned you, to be a world-changer. It is a book I highly recommend and pray that it will inspire many to fight for freedom, freedom in Christ and freedom for the millions around the world who are literally enslaved and held in bondage.

And, because I believe so strongly in the message of this book, I want to give one away!
To enter for a chance to win, please leave a comment. I will draw a winner on Friday.

8 comments:

ktmeak7 said...

rejoiThis sounds interesting. I wasn't aware that there were that many slaves today.

ktmeak7@dpc.net

Minders said...

Sounds like a fantastic book! I'd love to read it!

teresa said...

what important information. please enter me in the drawing. thank you.

Jill said...

After seeing a documentary on sex trafficing, this issue (and IJM) is close to my heart. Thanks for highlighting it.

kasey said...

Pick me, pick me! The book sounds really good and like something I would like to learn more about!

Jessica said...

really heartbreaking. thanks for the chance to win this book and read it!

Jen said...

I'd love to read it as well.

Kirk and Keri Plattner said...

Sounds like a good book.