No, sorry it’s not that kind of free. It’s Free Book by Brian Tome. When you pull a book from my shelves you can usually tell how much I got out of it by the number of sticky tabs I have placed in the pages. Well, this book is loaded.
I’ve always considered myself a patriot. I have had the privilege to serve our country in the US Army. Through this service I have been had the opportunity to travel to and live in foreign countries and observe life under the rule of different types of government. This has given me an appreciation for the freedoms we have. Unfortunately, I feel we have allowed these freedoms to be distorted and to breed a “me, my, I” type of culture instead of the “HE, HIS, HIM” lives we are called to live. Of course, this attitude has been fed by the enemy of God and has grown into the free-for-all “I know what’s best for me” society we now live in.
In Free Book we explore true freedom. The kind of freedom afforded to one that is all-in with Jesus. One who has submitted to the authority of God. Most of us believe we are free when we are actually held captive by our fears. In 1 Peter 3:14 Peter tells us “But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. ‘Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.’” Whether it’s taking the next step in your faith walk or simply looking into the claims of this guy they call Jesus, we all have things that keep us from our full potential and therefore keep us from being truly free. These “strongholds” vary in all of us but they all have one thing in common, they keep us from becoming the Spirit-filled free spirit we can all be.
Brian has a very normal and common way of explaining things. This book has opened my eyes more to the freedoms I have been given by our God and how I need to exercise those freedoms to show others the life they can have through Him. 1 John 4:18 says “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” This is what is being offered to each and every one of us, a perfect love from a perfect God. Somewhere to cast our fears and in return receive love… and it’s all free, you just have to accept it.
Thank you Brian, for your time, dedication and obedience to Him in writing this book.