Organized Chaos

Life as an Associate Pastor's wife: community, family and God

Permission to Speak Freely by Anne Jackson September 7, 2010

Filed under: Book Reviews,Inspiration — Jessi @ 7:04 am

Permission to Speak Freely is a book about exactly that… speaking freely. Anne Jackson gives a voice to those who feel that they cannot share their deep dark secrets with the church,  the one place we should be able to speak and find comfort. This is not your usual cookie cutter book, and that’s what I love about it. Anne’s book not only takes you on a journey through her STORY, but also weaves the handwritten notes, poems, pictures, etc. of hurting people into a marvelous tapestry.

Permission to Speak Freely gives the “Gift of Going Second” to those who are scared and afraid to speak out about their brokenness, doubt, etc. The honesty and authenticity that was shared on every page gripped and tugged at my heart, and if you read this book, which I recommend you do, you’ll probably want to keep a box of tissues close by. Some may find the stories shocking, but the shocking part for me is “why are we as the body of Christ not being more of a place of refuge?”.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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