Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Book review: Free* Book

Excerpt from book:

You might not be as free as you think you are. Even worse, you may have been duped into believing that a "balanced" life is the key to happiness (it isn't) or that a relationship with God is about layering on rules and restrictions (nope). Imagine living free from the burdens of your past mistakes and others' expectations. Imagine waking up excited and full of hope. You can have the sort of joy you thought only kids could have. The day of freedom is here.

Not sure where to begin than to state the obvious - this book is written for the purpose of shock. And it is shocking - just how shockingly easy it to misrepresent the Word of God and true Biblical freedom. When you have to make your point by using foul language on the opening page, not once, but twice - you prove your point. And to me, that point is that I want to use my new found freedom for a license to sin.

One great example of this is the author quoting Galatians 5:1. He does a good job telling the reader the first part (Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free) but forgets to quote the rest of the verse (and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage). We may have been free, but it is not to continue to sin, even if it brings us joy.

This is just one of the many instances where Scripture is contorted to fit this twisted view of spiritual freedom. And because of this, I cannot recommend this book to anyone - though I do realize I was not the targeted audience for this book.

I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson book review bloggers program.


  1. What is the name of the book that you are reviewing?

  2. It is called Free* Book and written by some guy named Bian Tome. I got it for free, but wished I could get my money back!

  3. Thanks, Bro. Brad -- I've gotten signed up and my first book is on the way. I won't be requesting this 'Free* Book'.

  4. Thank you for this review. I, too, am signed up with BookSneeze. I'll be sure not to get this one. Sounds like a waste of good book reading time!