Free Book* I am a fanatic about freedom. And I’m fanatical about coming at you hard in this book. I’m tired of seeing people beaten down by the world’s systems and by religion. I’m sick of seeing people live safe, predictable lives while their God-given passion dies By Brian Tome
This book must set the record for the longest title I have ever seen. I enjoy reading books that try to motivate me in some way or encourages me to take action in some way. I then run that information through the filters I trust, God and logic, then see how it fits into my life course. This book was confusing me from page one.
The author, Brian Tome, had a great point to make but I feel he garbled it up with some ideas that I disagreed with. The premise of the book is that as a Christian we are given a level of freedom that allows to do whatever we want to. I agree with this statement, to a point. I think what he misses is the fact that even after being born again and accepting the gift of salvation from Jesus who is the Christ we still have the sin nature of the flesh to battle against. We would loose the battle against that sin nature if we where to think we could do what ever we want to. That is why I run new ideas through my God filter, the Bible, to make sure it is not what I want but what Jesus wants for me.
If you remove any references to doing what you want, Brian Tome has some really good things to say. He points out some big thoughts that most Christians glaze over, like the existence of a spiritual world that interacts with our physical world. He also gives good advise for dealing with “roadblocks” we have in our personalities that prevent us from having a complete relationship with Jesus as God describes in His holy word.
I would recommend that only people that are confident in their Christian walk read this book. Some young Christians could get some bad ideology out of this book.
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