About Free to Believe

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A leading religious freedom attorney, the veteran of several Supreme Court battles, helps people of faith understand religious liberty in our rapidly changing culture–why it matters, how it is threatened, and how to respond with confidence and grace.

Many Christians and others are concerned about rising threats to religious freedom. They feel the culture changing around them, and they fear that their beliefs will soon be marginalized as a form of bigotry. Others, younger Christians in particular, are tired of the culture wars, and they wonder whether courtroom battles are truly worthwhile, or even in line with the teachings of Jesus. Luke Goodrich offers a reasoned, balanced, gospel-centered approach to religious freedom. He applies biblical understanding to a number of the most hot-button cultural issues of our day. He also offers practical steps Christians can take to respond to religious freedom conflicts in an informed, responsible, and graceful way.

My Review

Free to Believe is really a high-quality book — both in production and content.

It’s not one to read in just one sitting, or even in order if there’s one specific topic of interest. I certainly did my fair share of jumping around!

I wasn’t previously familiar with Luke Goodrich or the Becket Fund, but certainly did know some of his cases (Hobby Lobby, anyone?). Goodrich does an admirable job at taking complex, hot-button issues and turning them into approachable topics of conversation and exploration — regardless of one’s political or religious beliefs. I’m absolutely challenged, that’s for sure!

I appreciated the summaries of each issue/problem, as well as the solutions. Goodrich doesn’t just summarize either in a couple sentences, either. No, he goes full bore into it, looking at Scripture, the law, and both historical and present-day society. Fascinating and convicting.

I received a copy of the book from Waterbrook Multnomah. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

LUKE GOODRICH is a leading religious freedom attorney at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, where he has won multiple Supreme Court victories for clients like the Little Sisters of the Poor and Hobby Lobby. He frequently discusses religious freedom on networks like Fox News, CNN, ABC, and NPR, and in publications like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine. Goodrich is also an adjunct professor at the University of Utah law school, where he teaches an advanced course in constitutional law. He lives in Salt Lake City where he enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and family and serving in their local church.