“Freedom!” It isn’t just a word yelled at the end of Braveheart or something those who live in the West demand or boast about. Freedom is the cry within the human heart, within every human heart. Yet true freedom, as posited by Rick McKinley in The Answer to Our Cry: Freedom to Live Fully, Love Boldy, and Fear Nothing, comes within a particular form. As the author wisely points out that freedom without form results in death.
But what is this “form” that shapes and enables our freedom, true freedom, to exist and thrive with boldness, love, and life? McKinley points us to the “form” of relationship found within the Triune God and our relationship with Him.
Using the dynamic relationship of the Godhead, the author does a good job of outlining such a relationship could have upon the followers of Jesus Christ. At times the picture is compelling and at times it is convicting; especially in the section regarding our fears in the desert place of our relationships.
The well-written short book is worth reading. My biggest unfulfilled wish while reading the book dealt with a general lack of specific directives to help us really grasp how to enter into this relationship in a practical manner. I am not saying that it was completely lacking, and that could have very well been on purpose by the author, but a few more concrete examples would have been great.
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