A couple of quick notes about these resources. All the resources will fit into two categories. The first are resources that have personally helped me on a scale of 9 or 10. If something has not significantly helped me, I won’t recommend it to you. The second category includes those resources that will help you “lay it down.” Here you will find books, videos, short articles, links, etc. that will continue to help you live in the freedom of the gospel.
Lay it Down — Living in the Freedom of the Gospel
In Lay it Down you come to the headwaters of freedom. Not the freedom of independence or religious condolence or psychological coping. Not even the self-awarded liberty promised by many in the church, but the freedom of the original gospel. It is the freedom Jesus promised for your personal journey, your family, your community, and your friendships today. It is the freedom of the good news of the gospel that has been buried under the rubble of misunderstanding, misrepresentation, and confusion. It is a freedom that radically transforms every area of your life.
I share the story of my year-long struggle with burnout and depression and then how fresh insights into the gospel brought deep healing and freedom.
This book is available from NavPress and all other Christian book distributors.
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Lay it Down — Downloadable Scripture Index
This is a helpful reference tool to accompany the book Lay it Down – Living in the Freedom of the Gospel. This three page index is sized to fit in the back of the book and lists all the scripture verses and passages referred to in the book. You can download it for free by clicking here.
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The Cure – What if God isn’t who you think He is and neither are you. – Bill Thrall, John Lynch, Bruce McNicol
This book is a ten on my helpful scale! It beautifully captures two different roads we can travel in our Christian life. The first lands us in the room of good intentions where everyone is trying really hard to please one another and God. For them more right behavior plus less wrong behavior equals Godliness. The lure of living in such an environment is strong, but the result is a room full of pretenders wearing masks because they can never live out their intentions.
The other road leads to the room of grace. It is filled with smiling people but there is not a mask in sight. There are no masks because everyone is trusting who God says they are instead of adding up their behaviors to prove their godliness. Those weary of pretending have found a home here.
But there are more than just two rooms, there are…
- two faces
- two Gods
- two solutions
- two healings
- two friends
- two destinies
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