Do you feel “chained”? I did. You wouldn’t have been able to hear the clanging links as I walked by or seen the chain that was metaphorically wrapped around my heart and mind, but for years, I struggled with chains of my own making. When I realized they were hindering my walk with God, I wanted to be free. I just wasn’t sure how to do it.
Have you been there? Even children of God battle bad habits or detrimental ways of thinking, feeling, and acting. Jesus died to set us free from sin’s power in our lives, but we can still walk hindered. We can let fear, anxiety, anger, loneliness, and so forth hinder what God wants to do in our lives and how we relate to Him and other people. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We can break free and stay free. The strategies to do it are in our new book.
I am excited to announce the recent release of Breaking the Chains: Strategies for Overcoming Spiritual Bondage. Published by my family’s ministry/publishing company, Lighthouse Bible Studies, this compilation features the insights and strategies of 20 contributing authors—all writing about how to break spiritual chains and walk in freedom. Six members of the Broken but Priceless staff and writing team have contributed to the book—Erin Elizabeth Austin, Josie Siler, Lauren Craft, Tessa Emily Hall, Rosemarie Fitzsimmons, and myself—as well as three past guest writers—Ron Gallagher, Cherrilynn Bisbano, and Jeannie Waters.
This is what our book is about:
Just like God’s people in the Old Testament longed for freedom from captivity and oppression, God’s children today long to be free from spiritual bondage. Powerful enemies such as fear, anxiety, anger, and loneliness war against our souls, but Christ empowers us to break their chains. Freedom doesn’t have to be a distant dream. It can be our reality.
Does your soul long to be free? Twenty authors have joined forces in this compilation to offer strategies for freedom by sharing personal stories, meaningful Bible verses, and chain-breaking principles. There are even some short stories.
Discover the strategies you need to break free from spiritual bondage and to form your own battle plan for victory. With God’s work and our cooperation, strongholds can crumble, chains can be broken, and freedom can usher in God’s peace and joy.
The contributing authors come from all walks of life—a pastor, an engineer, an adjunct professor, a CFO, an ESL teacher, editors, novelists, nonfiction authors, ministry leaders, mothers, grandmothers, and one biker chick! (You can guess who that last one is.)
The first section of the book discusses how to overcome 25 forms of spiritual bondage. Could any of the strategies to overcome these chains help you or someone you know?
“That’s Just the Way I Am”
Prolonged Emotional and Mental Pain
Our Short Stories:
I have always believed that fiction can teach truth. The second section of the book includes five short stories that illustrate a particular spiritual chain and the struggle to break free.
Breaking Free and Staying Free:
The final section of the book gives valuable examples of how believers have broken free from bondage and how to stay free.
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Order your copy of Breaking the Chains here.