>Review of >Permission To Speak Freely by Anne Jackson
This book is about fear, confession, and grace. The fear that so often grips our lives, the healing power of confession, and God’s covering grace. In telling her tale, Mrs. Jackson deftly wields her pen like a skillful surgeon, candor her blade. She paints a vivid portrait of her formative years, the dark places fear took her, and how the grace of God carried her to a place where she was free to find healing in confession. It is her contention that this freedom is available to us all.
While the specifics are different, my own life story carries with it some pain (as I’m sure we all have). Thus it was that I was drawn to Mrs. Jackson’s story–through the shared pain that is common to all humanity. It is a compelling narrative–a journey–from
innocence to hopelessness, and back to the loving arms of God. Honestly, I would be afraid to bring to light the things she confesses to, but am encouraged by her relentless
honesty, and ardently desire the freedom that comes from confession. Thank-you, Anne,
for sharing your story. Would that all believers could be as open as you are. I’ve no
doubt such authentic lives could turn the world upside-down all over again.
Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book by booksneeze.com.