As a child, I raced around my neighborhood on my ten-speed at dusk, pumping pedals in even cadence, arms spread wide. My parents called me in as the sun disappeared, but I would linger. Each time I met God in the secret place, I was free. Yet over time, my zeal was replaced by the hamster wheel of achievement. I bought the lie that love could be earned, and my worth depended on the approval of others. I hustled and chased life by the tail, desperate to keep up.
Christ doesn’t say you can be or may be or will be free. He says you are free.
Dare you believe it?
In You Are Free, Rebekah invites you to:
Freedom is for everyone who wants it—the lost, the wounded, and those weary from striving. It’s for those who gave up trying years ago. It’s for those who are angry and hurt, brilliant and burnt by the Christian song and dance. You are the church, the people of God. You were meant to be free.
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.
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 embrace your freedom - and the freedom of others.
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.
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.
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 Jesus tends to your heart, bringing life to places you can't currently fathom. May He surprise you with each turn of the page.
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.
Rebekah 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.
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.
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.
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.