Permission to Speak Freely is the unique new project and movement of author Anne Jackson, who is finished with keeping brokenness in the dark. Bringing to light the original intent of God's sanctuary as a place of help and healing, Anne reveals that through confession, both to God and to others, we can live lives that are whole and healed.
In May 2008, Anne Jackson asked a question onher blog, What is one thing you feel you cant say in church?
Hundreds responded. Everyone had a story.
Permission to Speak Freely is the unique new project and movement of author AnneJackson, who is finished with keeping brokenness in the dark. Bringing to lightthe original intent of Gods sanctuary as a place of help and healing, Annereveals that through confession, both to God and to others, we can live livesthat are whole and healed.
Told with disarming transparency, Anne shareswhat led to her own addictions and the ensuing lifestyle that left her woundedand withdrawn, but ultimately rescued and redeemed. She includes dramaticstories of others who also learned to abandon their fear, pride, and masks; toidentify their hurts; and to find the courage to speak freely.
Their confessions, submitted as mixed mediapieces, photography, and sketches, were collected from people across the world,and are included throughout the book. Readers will share in the opportunity tofind their own path to redemption and freedom.
Jacksons 2008 blog queryWhat is one thing you feel you cant say in church?evoked huge response and birthed a Web site that became this book, whose purpose is to show you that youre not alone in your battle with fear and secrets. Jackson doesnt pull punches when she talks about fear, brokenness, and confession. When you confess something thats shattered in your life,... youre acknowledging that you need the Cross is the typical forthright statement youll find here. One of Jacksons best permissions is what she calls the Gift of Going Second, when you confess or reveal something first, which allows others the freedom to follow in candor, giving a gift that keeps moving forward. Included are pages of full-color, confessional artwork submitted to her by mail or blog, as well as her heartfelt encouragement to step up and confessnot only the bad, but confess the good and noble as well. This is a pointed, much needed glimpse at the toughness of life and at the grace and goodness that can come when one person speaks freely. (Aug.)Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
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