Permission to Speak Freely is a subtle yet powerful narrative from a pastor’s kid, Anne Jackson. Being a daughter of a Southern Baptist Church Pastor, she begins her story from childhood. From there, the treatment gets suave and naïve by the author to make us feel and realize her roller-coaster journey.
The book is not a magical formula book that promises us to deliver from our bondages. Instead, Anne tries to connect to the readers on a psychological level. She shares her story of personal abuse, depression, addiction, fear and the struggles she faced to overcome the same.
The revelations are blunt and frank. They make us wonder about the niceties and perfectionism of the church. The book has a good mix of poems, graffiti, art and colorful confessions.
Permission to Speak Freely is a beautiful book dealing with confession, fear and grace (as the title suggests.) That confession is a beginning – not an end for us; it is the beginning of our personal and spiritual transformation. The importance of the Cross for everyone’s salvation is uniquely told. She promises that we have a God who is faithful to give us exactly what we need. She tells how we need to be the hope for the hurting world.
The impressive part in this book is the story of the prodigal son expounded by Anne. She relates how she and many others are lost and re-found in Christ. And, more importantly, she discusses about the ‘Gift of Going Second’; and, the importance of going first and giving the ‘Gift of Going Second’.
Permission to Speak Freely will create primitive spiritual awakening in the minds of the readers. Although the book may not be suitable for the kids, this book is for anyone who is broken, hurt, disappointed or isolated. Remember, we have a God who is a God of Second Chance!
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