Thursday, April 25, 2013

Book Review - Freefall to Fly

Freefall to Fly - A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning
By: Rebekah Lyons


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 copy of this book is dog-earred. I can't tell you how much this book spoke to me. I could relate so much with Rebekah and her journey. The one thing that I truly loved about this book was her willingness to share openly. She didn't sugar-coat things or portray herself as some super-wife/mom. She is real - just like you and me.

Rebekah shares her hopes and dreams as they move from the south to New York City. She and her husband are very excited about this move as they know the Lord is opening doors for their ministry. However, once they move to New York, she is suddenly thrust into a whole new way of life that leaves her reeling and having panic attacks for awhile. She feels like she is free-falling and it's frightening.

As she relies on the Lord more and more to see her through all this, she shares that she knows the Lord has his hand under her - ready to catch her as she is free-falling into a new way of life that, in the end, will glorify the Lord and give her strength she didn't know she had.

I love this book!! This is a book that will stay on my nightstand for easy perusal when I'm feeling my own free-falling in my life. There is so much godly wisdom in this book that will help you to grow and fly into those new areas of your life that God opens the door to. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars..and even that's not enough! Get this book today - you won't regret it!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Handlebar Central

Blessings - Julie

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