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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Review of Permission to Speak Freely by Anne Jackson

From exposure of the hidden hurts of her heart to the response of a redemptive and righteous God, Anne Jackson shares the worn and sometimes tattered tapestry of her life. In an artistically creative way she offers a platform where others expose the demons in their own closets. In Permission to Speak Freely Anne shares the cyclical pattern of shame, guilt and fear she experienced in taking the risk of being totally transparent and brutally honest with others living in bondage to their own secret shame.

In the messiness of life growing up, Anne felt trapped by those vulnerable places of the soul where she safely kept her deepest and darkest secrets tucked away, fearing judgment and rejection if she was ever found out. In this, her latest book, Anne vividly depicts, through personal stories and applications, how she confronts the darkness of her sin and allows the light of God’s forgiveness and grace to bring healing and victory to her life!

She also candidly discusses how “the church”, designed by God as a hospital for the hurting and a safe haven of rest and redemption for everyone, is often a place of judgment and exclusivity. The broken need to be fixed, and Anne offers insight into effective ways the body of Christ can bring hope to the hopeless and help to the helpless, without pretense or mockery. Permission to Speak Freely is a timeless and treasured gift that you will want to read time and again, and that you will likely share with others in your concentric circle of concern that need to hear how a messy life can become a message of hope and joy!

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1 comment:

~*~ Allison ~*~ said...

Hi Lolli,

You are now the 2nd person TODAY to talk about this book. Looks like God is trying to tell me something.

Thanks for reviewing the book. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

Many blessings,