- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan (February 21, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310345529
- ISBN-13: 978-0310345527
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.9 x 8.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 248 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rebekah and I have been friends for years. I’ve always been impressed with both the clarity of her message and the vulnerability and courage with which she delivers it. This book is no exception. It’s not the story of her life, it’s about what she’s learned watching Jesus invade her life. She doesn’t tell you what to do; she talks about who to trust. (BOB GOFF, author of Love Does)
We consider Rebekah and Gabe to be a Godsend in our lives. Many times after sharing a warm-hearted meal, we leave inspired to take yet another step and deeper stride into our own stories of freedom. In reading Rebekah's gracious and honest words, you will be inspired to take your own steps with him in freedom. May you find the sweet space where he tends to your heart, bringing life to places you can't currently fathom. May he surprise you with each turn of the page. (CHRIS AND LAUREN TOMLIN, songwriter and worship leader)
You Are Free sent me to my knees pleading with God to show me where I have missed the freedom he intended for me. It opened my eyes to places I was holding on to self, to doubt, to worry, and sent me in search of more intimacy and a deeper, fuller trust in him. Rebekah tells the truth about her journey as a child of God; a wife, mother, daughter, and friend. She invites us to a place where full reliance on him is the only way to truly be free. (KORIE ROBERTSON, Duck Dynasty)
When we first met Rebekah, we felt known and loved immediately. That's what reading You Are Free is like. Rebekah invites you to peek into her journey as she finds freedom in Christ and invites us to do the same. This book is an anthem for healing, freedom, and hope in your life. (JEFF AND ALYSSA BETHKE, authors of Jesus > Religion and Spoken For)
Rebekah is a sister who fights for the freedom of others. We talked in the early stages of her dreaming about this message and I told her, “You have to write this.” The anthem of freedom isn’t for a distant future, but for here and now. This book declares, as long as there is a beat in our heart, we are called to be free. (CHRISTINE CAINE, founder of Propel Women & A21)
The first time I met Rebekah, I left feeling nearer to Jesus, because I knew her intimacy with him could not be staged or put on. This book won’t leave you with a to-do list or an ache in your soul to improve, but simply an invitation from someone who lives free. You'll be drawn to the foot of the cross, to worship outside the empty grave, and to embrace your freedom and the freedom of others. (JESS CONNOLLY, founder of the Influence Network and Amen Paper Company and author of Wild and Free)
I wasn’t but a few pages in and wanted to shout for joy because of the power of this message. Rebekah opens up her life with refreshing authenticity and a deep commitment to Scripture. She brilliantly points out that true freedom is found when God is enough in our lives and when he has become our all. You Are Free is a call for every believer to experience the strength of God in our weakness, the beauty of God in our ashes, and the confidence of God in our insecurities. (BANNING LIEBSCHER, Jesus Culture founder and pastor)
My favorite teachers teach from the trenches. Rebekah has done the work and fought for her own freedom and now is fighting for ours. I have seen my friend cry tears for your freedom. Prepare to enjoy being fought for by God through these words. (JENNIE ALLEN, founder and visionary, IF:Gathering and author of Nothing to Prove)
The freedom to be exactly who God created is something we all search for. With hope, beauty, and the expertise of a skillful guide, Rebekah takes us on a journey back to living each day in the joy of being our truest self. A truly remarkable book! (MIKE FOSTER, author of People of the Second Chance: A Guide to Bringing Life-Saving Love to the World)
Scripture boldly declares, 'It is for freedom that Christ has set us free,' and yet many of us cannot hear clearly, let alone enter into this truth amid the clutter of our distractions, anxieties, sorrows, fatigue, regrets, loneliness, shame, and other freedom-inhibiting realities. After reading this book in a single sitting, I felt more known, more forgiven, more loved, and more hopeful in Jesus. (SCOTT SAULS, pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and author of Jesus Outside the Lines and Befriend.)
Rebekah displays freedom with candor, vulnerability, and truth; laying her heart bare on the page. If followers of Christ learned to speak, teach, live, and exude this freedom, I believe heaven would bend to earth in a way that we have yet to see. (ADAM AND DAWNTOYA THOMASON, historian and cultural anthropologists)
You Are Free is an extraordinary book, a wonderful mix of heart, vulnerability, practical advice, and personal stories. Rebekah leaves you feeling like a friend who sat at the same table, asked the same questions, and found permission to truly be free. (HAVILAH CUNNINGTON, director of Moral Revolution and founder of Truth to Table)
About the Author
Rebekah Lyons is the author of Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning and Founder of Q Women.
She is the mother of three, wife of one and a dog walker of two living in Nashville. Rebekah is an old soul with a contemporary, honest voice who puts a new face on the struggles women face as they seek to live a life of meaning. Through emotive writing and speaking, Rebekah reveals her own battles to overcome anxiety, depression, and consumer impulses - challenging women to discover and boldly pursue the calling God has for them.
Alongside her husband, Gabe, Rebekah serves as cofounder of Q Ideas, a nonprofit organization that helps Christian leaders winsomely engage culture. Her favorite pastime is spent with her nose in a book and a discriminating cup of coffee in hand.
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A few of my favorite quotes from the book are:
The life of the believer hangs in the balance between the now and the not yet.
God cares more about our presence than our performance.
The secret to strength is weakness.
Freedom is contagious. Freedom helps us set others free.
This was the first book of Rebekah’s I have read. I enjoyed getting to know her through her writing and look forward to reading more of her work in the future. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand the freedom that we have in Christ.