Book Review: “Freefall to Fly” by Rebekah Lyons


I really love when God brings books into my life at the perfect time. I received this book from the publisher a few months ago and wasn’t able to read it until now. I felt bad at first for going past the deadline, but I now see that if I had read it then, I wouldn’t have appreciated it as much as I do now.

Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning is a compelling book about one woman’s intense journey of faith. The author writes with such stunning honesty about what she endured as she learned to submit and surrender to God’s calling for her life. While I (thankfully) don’t share her particular struggles with anxiety and depression, I have people in my life who do, and I can’t wait to share this book with them.

I am at a place in my life where I am re-evaluating what my calling/purpose is. After being laid-off from my job unexpectedly two weeks ago, I have been asking God the same questions that she asked throughout the book. I am thankful that I got a copy of this book to review because now I have some more specific things to ponder and pray about as I search for the meaning of my life as well as the direction God wants me to take.

I underlined MANY quotes, but I’ll share just one here:

If we ignore the yearnings of our souls, we atrophy, and our dreams die. Sadly, many of us choose this descent because we believe it’s safer. If we don’t hope, we won’t be let down. If we don’t imagine, reality won’t disappoint. Either way, we avoid pain. — Page 11

If you struggle with anxiety, this book might help you. If you’re wondering what your purpose is in your current stage of life, this book might help you. I’d encourage you to check it out because there is a great deal of wisdom within these pages.

I received a copy of this book from Handlebar Marketing in exchange for my honest review.

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