Book Review: Embracing Your Freedom by Susie Larson

Product Description

While our culture places great emphasis on comfort, security, control, and success, there are deeper rewards for those who take hold of God’s promises and reach out in the Name of Christ. Adventure, faith, miracles, and a deep knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is what Susie calls her readers to realize.

Author/Speaker Susie Larson makes her message graspable, accessible, and doable. Her stories, scriptural devotionals, and study questions set the stage for a first-hand experience of God’s heart for personal freedom, for the plight of the suffering, and for a conviction to get involved with His work among those in need.
While the book’s primary focus is on the reader’s journey into freedom, it clearly conveys our shared responsibility to “seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, [and] plead for the widow” (Isaiah 1:17, nrsv). This is God’s expectation for those who truly know Him.

When we live in bondage to our fears, insecurities, shame, guilt, despair, or sinful appetites, we live self-focused lives. But when we embrace our freedom in Christ, our hearts are released from captivity and we view everything around us—our relationships, resources, responsibilities, and opportunities—as tools to bring that same freedom to those who desperately need it. This book is for the woman who wants to grow stronger in her walk of faith and who wants to gain a greater view of God’s heart for the world. And it’s to this we are called. May she be provoked, to be as free as God meant her to be. And as a result, may she become an advocate for the freedoms of others.

Each chapter will include devotional insights, justice quotes, anecdotes, prayer guidance, and study/reflective questions.

About the Author

With enthusiasm, humor, and conviction, author/speaker SUSIE LARSON has spoken to thousands of women locally, nationally, and internationally. She is a member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Women in Christian Media, and serves on the board of directors for the Christian Authors Network. Susie also serves a regular guest host for Along the Way – a two-hour talk radio show (AM Faith 900). In addition to authoring several books and many articles, Susie works as a freelance writer for Focus on the Family, and has been featured as a guest on radio and TV programs across the country, including Moody Midday Connection, Family Life Today, Chris Fabry Live!, The Harvest Show, and the LIFE Today Show with James and Betty Robison.
While in Washington D.C., Susie and her husband Kevin, along with Troy and Sara Groves, represented International Justice Mission’s*concerns in meetings with Congress as part of their efforts to abolish and prevent human trafficking and slavery. The four of them serve as co-chairs for the IJM benefit banquet in Minnesota. Susie comes with a passion to share the love of a Savior who will never let us go.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802452809
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802452801
 About the Book:


I found this book very refreshing and truly inspiring. I love Susie's heartfelt prayers written  with each chapter. It's a deep book like a prayer and devotional book so one is likely not to speed read through it. Its overall effect will be life changing because the heart of the book is so very relevant for today! In order to see a bigger picture of God's heart for the world, you'll explore the personal chains of fears, insecurities and the bondage of lies and deception. I was able to grasp the torch to freedom as a daughter of God in His truth and light, and wish to pass it along to you. Let me  explain a bit more on the title of Susie Larson's great book.


Does freedom matter to you? Moreover, what does freedom mean to you? Do you desire to be gloriously free? Here is what the author says, "Freedom does not mean I am able to do whatever I want to do. That's the worst kind of bondage. Freedom means I have been set free to become all that God wants me to be, to achieve all that God wants me to achieve and to enjoy all that God wants me to enjoy." If you've tasted freedom, then you must guard and protect it, recover it and be restored. I have played the song on the piano many times, The Warrior is a Child. The words of this song say well what Susie has written in her book that has captured my heart. We have identity, rights and a hope for the future. Superb writing from this author! An excellent read!


You will embark on a soul-searching journey with Susie as she shares with you real life people and examples of how women  reclaimed their identity, disarmed their past, embraced God's heart for justice and experienced radical change.  Upon finishing Susie's book, I have been encouraged and challenged to take God more seriously and truly honor Him. I am deeply motivated to put on the daily practice and discipline of focusing more on the Lord's strengths than on my weaknesses. May you have a renewed perspective with your true identity in being defined by what you've gained in Christ's love for you.
Nothing and no one has the power to diminish your value in our Heavenly Father's love for you. Susie Larson writes strongly and passionately on this theme in her book Embracing Your Freedom. I loved this book and recommend that you buy yourself a copy. It is worth reading, like taking daily vitamins and putting on the armor as you face daily bumps in the road! Be strong, brave and free!

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Warmest Regards,
LadyD
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