||May 1, 2011
Barnes & Noble.com
Set Free to Live Free
Imagine a life where possibility abounds and fear and insecurities don’t get in your way. This inspiring, relatable book, with its simple plan for happiness, will empower you to finally make all your dreams come true!
Imagine life with unlimited possibility, where fear, misconceptions, and insecurities don't have the power to rob you of your potential or your dreams. Many women have trouble seeing this vision because they are bound by lies that keep them from living free.
In Set Free to Live Free, Saundra Dalton-Smith shows you how to break free from seven mental ties that hold you back and steal your joy, like striving for perfection, comparing yourself to others, and having an all-or-nothing attitude. Through compelling stories and inspirational writing, she encourages you to embrace spontaneity, be transparent, nurture your body, and cultivate a balanced life.
"Finally a book that brings to light the lies that women have been fed since childhood--and how to break their emotional grip on our lives forever. Saundra Dalton-Smith shows us just how precious we are to God, and how we can live empowered and drama-free lives."--Carol M. Mackey, author of the bestselling Sistergirl Devotions: Keeping Jesus in the Mix on the Job
"Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith has captured the role of the Spirit in the healing process with clarity and love in her book Set Free to Live Free."--Jane I. Honikman, MS, founder of Postpartum Support International
A Solid Christian Self-help resource,
I really appreciated as I reading Set Free to Live Free that I never once encountered a section that used the word prayer without also stating in one form or the other that effort must also be involved if you truly want to bring about change with your life. Prayer is often held up in many Christian self-help books as a magic wand that suddenly changes your life.
Dr. Dalton-Smith acknowledges that we have to change ourselves and that our faith will help us overcome as we work towards being the people God meant us to be instead of limiting ourselves by creating lies to operate our lives within.
This book is very, very real and practical - there are no frills and no band-aids offered every other sentence. This makes the book very good for those of us who lead busy lives as adults and really do not want to be talked down to by someone who is writing a book that is supposed to offer help and strength. Strength is tough! The author understands that.
Beyond the above comments that defined the book for me, I will say that the volume was very well organized, well-written and full of nuggets of wisdom in every of the seven lies. Even if you do not need to work through one of the particular lies, you will likely find a few good thoughts to carry with yourself. - Ashley M. Mott
Set Free to Live Free
We all long to be free. But, freedom means different things to different people. In Set Free to Live Free, Dr. Dalton-Smith shows women how to truly live in freedom, mentally and physically. I liked the fact that this book was written by a medical doctor, but this book does not strictly focus on physical health. It focuses on all the lies and traps of this world that can keep women from realizing their dreams.
Saundra's writing style is very agreeable and easy to read. I especially appreciated the chapters dealing with self image. I have never known a woman, including myself, who has not had problems with her self image. Saundra takes her time, from a biblical perspective to guide women to a healthier self image. I felt comforted and soothed by her words, not just in that one section, but during the entire book. This book is one that all women can appreciate and learn from. I really enjoyed my time with Saundra and appreciated her guidance and biblical insights. -C. Kendall
Every woman should read this book
Ever feel like you didn't measure up somehow? Perhaps you might struggle with self esteem issues, or perhaps your the person that looks at life as an all or nothing deal, or if you have ever felt like your not good enough then this book is definitely for you. In Set Free to Live Free, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith brings to light and shows us how to break free from the seven mental ties that often keep women from reaching their full potential, in essence robbing them of fulfillment and joy.
The seven lies are:
She uses short stories to share examples of the lies we either tell ourselves, or that have been told to us so often that we believe them. I like that fact that she says that freedom is a choice, and while faith and prayer is an element of change,teaching that for each lie that there is a Bible based promise to release us from that lie, she also encourages to really make a difference we must change ourselves to break free from the lies we have been bound by.
This book is written in a clear and concise manner, and is very easy to use. The eight week study guide included in the back would make this book perfect for women's study groups, but it is also a great tool to use individually. I think all women would benefit greatly from this book.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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