Update: Congrats to Jessica for winning this giveaway!
A lot of women have done Breaking Free. And I mean, a lot. But no two of these women walk away with the same story. It’s a study that speaks to each woman totally differently, meeting her right where she is.
I did Breaking Free in 2006 during a lunchtime Bible study with a couple of people I knew and many that I didn’t.
Breaking Free is an incredibly rich study, but the piece of wisdom that made the largest impact on me was the idea of generational strongholds.
I’d never heard that topic addressed before, and it was a lightbulb moment to see that negative behaviors are often unintentionally passed down through families. Often negative traits and habits remain almost unrecognizable. After all, when it’s your family’s way of life, it seems normal to you.
But Beth taught that learned behaviors can be strongholds. She says in the study:
“Anything passed down to us that inhibits the full expression of freedom we should have in Christ qualifies as bondage … our aim is to be loosed from anything limiting our lives in Christ.”
That idea was a gamechanger for me. It made me ask myself questions like, Is this who I am? Is this who I want to be? In what areas do I need to break the cycle? And that was the beginning of my never-ending journey to self-awareness, a journey of consciously looking inward and outward and upward.
Breaking Free is special because Beth considers this her life message to share.
The 10-sessions draw parallels between the captive Israelites of the Old Testament and New Testament believers in Jesus to discover the transforming power of freedom in Jesus Christ, but this revised and updated edition also includes powerful testimonies from women who have found freedom and been delivered from personal captivity.
Have you ever been to one of Beth’s Living Proof Live events? If yes, tell us where and when! If no, just leave a comment with your name! (Note: The giveaway is random. Neither “yes” nor “no” will increase your chances.)
Leave a comment answering the question, and you’ll be entered to win a Breaking Free small group kit, which includes the leader pack and five member books (a $250 value!).
By entering today’s giveaway, you acknowledge LifeWay Christian Resource’s official promotion rules. Today’s giveaway starts at the posting time of this blog and ends next Tuesday (10/15/13) at 11:59 p.m. CST. You must be 18 to enter, and you may only enter once. The winner will be selected at random. For questions about the rules and regulations of this giveaway, please contact Bud Harlan at One LifeWay Plaza, Nashville, TN 37234-140.