Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Freefall to Fly by Rebekah Lyons - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from Tyndale)
Women today are fading. In a female culture built on Photoshopped perfection and Pinterest fantasies, we’ve lost the ability to dream our own big dreams. So busy trying to do it all and have it all, we’ve missed the life we were really designed for. And we are paying the price. The rise of loneliness, depression, and anxiety among the female population in Western cultures is at an all-time high. Overall, women are two and a half times more likely to take antidepressants than men. What is it about our culture, the expectations, and our way of life that is breaking women down in unprecedented ways?

In this vulnerable memoir of transformation, Rebekah Lyons shares her journey from Atlanta, Georgia, to the heart of Manhattan, where she found herself blindsided by crippling depression and anxiety. Overwhelmed by the pressure to be domestically efficient, professionally astute, and physically attractive, Rebekah finally realized that freedom can come only by facing our greatest fears and fully surrendering to God’s call on our lives. This book is an invitation for all women to take that first step toward freedom. For it is only when we free-fall that we can truly fly.

My Thoughts:

I was digging in my heels, saying, “No way! I’m not crossing!” (p.33)

I recognize this fit! I’ve thrown the same fit when God asked me to enter a freefall and trust Him.  Rebekah Lyons “journey to a life of meaning”  has been balm to my soul.  We serve the most amazing Savior!!  I am so THANKFUL that He is God and I am not!! I am so thankful that He is long-suffering and that He is ever faithful…even when I’m digging my heals in!

I cannot begin to tell you what a God-appointment this book has been in my life.  I’m actually a little late posting about it, but I won’t apologize for that, because this book came right on time in my life! Once again, I’m bleeding a highlighter dry on my second time through.  Rebekah shares her journey in very candid honesty, and I daresay there will by many, many people whose hearts echo the longing God birthed within her heart.

My prayer is that I take what I have learned and practically apply it in my own life.  Thank you, Rebekah for obeying God and writing this book!!

About the Author:
REBEKAH LYONS is a mother of three, wife of one, and dog walker of two living in New York City. She's 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. As a self-confessed mess, Rebekah wears her heart on her sleeve, a benefit to friends and readers alike. She serves alongside her husband, Gabe, as cofounder of Q Ideas, an organization that helps leaders winsomely engage culture.

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