Friday, February 26, 2010

Embracing Your Freedom by Susie Larson

My review:
This book is a devotional book. The author shares her own experiences with her readers as she has become involved with I(International) J(Justice) M(Missions). Each chapter closes with a prayer and deeper study questions. Millions of people are in bondage and slavery, maybe not physically, but in Satan's grips. Larson shares how the reader can embrace freedom. "We must become more God-aware than self-aware," says Larson. Her work with IJM is intertwined in the stories she shares and experiences in this book.

Some things learned in this book:
  • How to face evil and recover what's ours
  • Identify the area of captivity
  • Identify the lie
  • Believe God is true to His word
  • Replace the lie with truth
  • Trust God
  • Follow God Lead in changing the World
  • Help others secure their freedom
  • How to take our thoughts captive
  • How to enlarge the space we live in
Watch a UTube here.

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.

Many women feel stuck in their faith. They are bored living in a Christian bubble and long for the greater adventure of significance God designed for them! But just how do we move past our fears and the lies that keep us bound to our past? And are we really called to change the world? Embracing Your Freedom will give you a deeper understanding of your freedom in Christ and a bigger view of God’s heart for the world.

Ask Susie about her conviction for women, and she’ll tell you, “The two pillars in my ministry, the two things I care most about are for women to be drawn into a ‘deeper life in Christ’ that they might live more ‘powerful lives on earth.’ When we pursue a thriving, personal, intimate walk of faith, we can’t help but be compelled to make a difference in our world.” 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 has served on the board of directors for the Christian Authors Network. Susie also regularly fills in as guest host for Along the Way – a two-hour talk radio show (AM Faith 900). Susie worked as a freelance writer for Focus on the Family, and published over fifty articles with them. She has been featured 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 and her husband Kevin have been married since 1985 and have three wonderful, grown sons. Susie comes with a passion to share the love of a Savior who will never let us go. Susie’s messages will help you to:
Cultivate a more personal and thriving relationship with Jesus
Understand God’s promises and be more bold in your faith
Understand your value and the important call on your life
Comprehend God’s heart for the least-of-these

You can find Susie online at

*IJM, among other things, rescues young girls from the horrific life of human trafficking. (visit

A copy of this book was provided for review by Virtual Book tours

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Cheryl said...

Thanks for the nice review of Susie's book. It has been so well received during this tour.

Readers can find a trailer for Embracing Your Freedom at YouTube.

Thanks again for the review.


ThinkFeminist said...

Love this book!!!

A new follower. You can also follow me at

Michelle said...

This book goes along with a Beth Moore Bible Study I'm doing, `Breaking Free`.
Thanks for sharing.