Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Book Review: Finding Freedom

Chosen Books provided a complimentary copy of the featured book in exchange for an honest book review.
     Author and pastor, Bobby Davis, has graciously penned a book with deep conviction and passion. In Saved But Still Enslaved: Breaking Free from Strongholds Davis sets out to help every believer combat the strongholds that still strangle their lives. Even though we are no longer condemned as Christ paid the price at the Cross, we will find there are still battles to be fought.  Most readers will find valuable insight into their own lives as Davis looks at several strongholds.
     The greatest way to fight these struggles is found, of course, within Scripture. The words we hear, read and speak all impact our lives. Are we living by His truth or by the lies we hear and tell ourselves? God created by word and inadvertently, we create our lives by our words as well. As we come to understand that Jesus came to set us free we can use His power, His Word to break free from our trappings. If we are hopeless, hope can be found. If we are enslaved to religion, we can build a relationship with Christ. If we are paralyzed by fear, we can break free and live courageously, in fact, victoriously. He also delves into shame, inferiority, addiction, unforgiveness and poverty.
      The greatest aspect of Bobby Davis' writing is his transparency. He works from experience and hardship and nothing gives this book greater credibility than his story. It gives his words greater strength and power as he harnesses the power of the Spirit. I applaud his honesty and humility. It is an easy, enjoyable read, though it will pose some pointed questions that may make you squirm in your seat a bit. But, any good thought-provoking book should do that anyhow.
      Saved But Still Enslaved is a book that isn't there with a master plan. It is a guide pointing to the greatest Guide of all. Breaking free from whatever strongholds that are choking you is going to take work and commitment, a strong dedication. So, the greatest beginning question to ask yourself is: Are you Saved But Still Enslaved?

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