Thursday, June 16, 2011

Book Review-Permission to Speak Freely by Anne Jackson

jacksonbkcvrThis book at the center takes on the issue of sin and the need to deal with it through God’s grace by the writer telling her story of struggling with addictions and abuse as she seeks to find healing and peace. She also shares the journeys of several other people as they also find their way to healing.

While I found this book to be quite visually stimulating with the use of illustrations and liberal use of poetry I still found it to be quite incomplete and inconsistent in the approach it took to the subject matter.  While it is important to recognize sin and to ask God to give us grace to deal with the challenges we face we must remember that it is through Christ that we are able to, and are called to,  have victory over sin and not sit in it. (1 Corinthians 10: 13;  2 Corinthians 5:17). To be honest it would not be a book that I would recommend based on the way she dealt with the subject matter.  There is much power gained in sharing our struggles but I think there is even more strength to be found when we, in the midst of our weaknesses allow Christ to work through us.

Question: What are some resources that you use when you are struggling with things in your life?  How have they helped you?

Dancing at the foot of the Cross,


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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