Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Truly Free by Robert Morris
Everyone at one time or another in their life has struggles in various areas that they need to overcome, and Christians are no exception. However, sometimes people struggle in these areas for long periods of time and freedom seems to elude them, no matter how hard they try. Robert Morris' new book, Truly Free, addresses the challenges that face people daily and offers hope and deliverance from the snares that entangle even the most sincere people.
Throughout the book, Pastor Robert, the founder and Pastor of Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, shares some of his own battles that he has face throughout the years, and tells of the freedom that he found in the pages of scripture and applying the principles that the scriptures declare. The book discusses many topics, including pride, bitterness, greed, lust, past wounds and the battle in our mind. Everyone will identify with at least one, if not several of the subjects that are mentioned in each chapter. These, combined with the personal experiences he shares from himself and others give practical illustrations of how to be free from these problems.
Deliverance is a valid scriptural subject and Pastor Robert outlines his position quite simply and straightforwardly. However, one area that I feel was weak in the book was the tendency to attribute too many areas to demonic spirits, rather than to works of the flesh. Biblically speaking, while Jesus did address demons often in His ministry, not everything was attributed to the devil. The book perhaps places an over emphasis on demon spirits as opposed to the victory of overcoming the flesh. However, the remedy he offers for these areas is sill good medicine, such as prayer, the word of God and seeking help from others.
I did receive this book for free through the book review program for bloggers, available at www.booklookbloggers.com and the views expressed are my own. I do recommend this resource if you have not yet found the freedom available through the cross of Jesus Christ. Jesus stated that 'you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free'. I trust that this book will be one tool that God uses to bring freedom into your spirit, soul and body.