Are you missing an important reason why Jesus came, lived a sinless life, died, and rose again? Find true freedom in Noel Jesse Heikkinen’s Unchained. Often when people follow Jesus, they feel more guilty instead of more free. A powerful book for the spiritually restless, Unchained shows readers how to have a robust faith that celebrates their freedom in Christ without compromising their holiness as God’s followers.
Unchained: If Jesus Has Set Us Free, Why Don’t We Feel Free? (David C. Cook, February 2017)
Christians are free in Christ, yet Christianity can feel like a prison.
Unchained helps Christians who don’t feel that grace has changed their lives.
Often when people follow Jesus, they feel more guilty instead of more free. A powerful book for the spiritually restless, Unchained shows readers how to have a robust faith that celebrates their freedom in Christ without compromising their holiness as God’s followers.
Unchained turns to the person and work of Jesus Christ as the source of freedom—not just his work 2,000 years ago but also what he is doing today. As readers dig into the meaning of the freedom that Jesus offers, they will understand, perhaps for the first time, what true freedom in Christ means.
Unchained is truly a breath of fresh air in the book world. I think there are more highlights in my copy of this book than there is plain text! Witty, bacon-infused (couldn’t resist!), relatable, and most importantly, focused on Christ, it challenges the reader to live truly freely in this world.
We define freedom in so many different ways, but only one matters in the end: freedom in Christ. Paul writes to the Galatians, “For freedom Christ has set us free” (5:1a). If you have ever wondered what that looks like in this day and age, 2,000 years later, pick up a copy of Unchained. You won’t regret it. What have you got to lose? Only the “freedom” this world teases and tempts us with, but only leaves us more enslaved than before. Galatians 5:1 continues: “Stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” (ESV)
I’m excited to walk forward in true freedom, with Christ by my side. Kudos and thanks to Heikkinen for presenting and exegeting Scripture in a thoughtful, honest, and inviting way through Unchained.
I received a free copy of the book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Noel Jesse Heikkinen is a pastor at Riverview Church, a multi-site church of over 3,000 near Lansing, Michigan. Heikkinen also helps lead the church planting ministry Acts 29 and is the chairman of the board for the mission agency Reliant. He and his wife, Grace, have four children.
Find out more about Noel Jesse at http://www.noeljesse.com.