Monday, May 6, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Freefall to Fly

Freefall to Fly:  A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning
by:  Rebekah Lyons
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Copyright 2013

Freefall to Fly is a raw, emotional, honest look at what happens when you let go and let God take control.  How do you find the meaning and purpose in your life, or is life wrapped up in your family and day to day responsibilities? 
Over the course of two years Rebekah Lyons dealt with panic attacks and had to face the reasons of why she was having them.  For a season they stopped, and then they returned.  What was the cause?  She had a fear of mental illness, because her father was debilitated and in assisted living because of all the drugs he had been prescribed over the years to deal with his own mental illness.  Rebekah discovered that her panic attacks stemmed from the fear of letting go.  Not willing and not knowing how to turn complete control of her life over to God.
Rebekah tells how the short online documentary Boatlift: An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience narrated by Tom Hanks made an impact on her life. 
Perhaps this is how God thinks of rescue.  When our panic sets in and we usher up prayers, desperate enough to jump off the seawall to swim for our lives, He rushes in with an overwhelming response.  If only we would make that final call.  It's the one action no one can do for us.
When we let go and ask God to take control, we are free to fly.
At times I cried with her, at times I laughed.  I have experienced a lot of the same emotions she went through.  I believe if you have the chance to read this book, you will gain a new insight into living the life God called you to.

In order to comply with new Federal Trade Commission regulations, please note that this book was provided compliments of  Handlebar's book review program.

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