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Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning

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  • Posted April 10, 2013

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    While the book was well-written, it just wasn't my type of book.

    While the book was well-written, it just wasn't my type of book. I kind of found the narrator to be whiny and annoying. Part of the time, I just wanted to smack her and tell her to shut up and move on. I know that she was suffering from a variety of things, but I still felt like she could have handled it better and was playing it up to make a better story. I know that's not very caring of me, but I can't help it. That's how I felt while reading the book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2013

    This is the story of Rebekah Lyons, who moves from Atlanta to Ne

    This is the story of Rebekah Lyons, who moves from Atlanta to New York City, and struggles with her new location. Through various circumstances and new friends, she overcomes her anxiety and finds her way. I thought the book was an okay read but I had a hard time staying interested in the story.

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  • Posted May 12, 2013

    I believe Rebekah Lyon's memoir was candid, authentic and truthf

    I believe Rebekah Lyon's memoir was candid, authentic and truthful. She didn't hide, she exposed a lot of herself and her experiences, which I appreciated. I also find her to be a talented writer, so on that front, I enjoyed reading her memoir.

    If there was one word I could use to describe her book, it would be surrender.

    "Freefall to Fly" was about Rebekah Lyons journey to find God and herself. In the midst of it, God delivered her from severe and debilitating anxiety attacks.

    I found this aspect of her story to be encouraging, but I do not believe this is common. Most people do not get delivered from anxiety because they cry out to God in desperation. This was the authors experience, which I respect, however, there are many who have to be on medication and that is no indication God loves them any less because they weren't delivered.

    ***I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher to review.

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  • Posted April 16, 2013

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    This book is written in a quasi-journal, quasi-memoir fashion.  

    This book is written in a quasi-journal, quasi-memoir fashion.  Rebekah, the author, tells a tale of her early adulthood to her current life situation.  We read about her early marriage, her children, her ambitions, and her life-altering move to New York City.  Readers will not always feel all warm and fuzzy reading this.  The book talks about death and also about the struggles of raising a special-needs child.  You will read about Lyons' transformation into the woman she is today, but you will also read about the pain of who she was.  This book is raw.  However, I would like to say that the main audience for this book is young wives or young mothers.  Those who do not fit those categories may not like this book, may find it boring, and may even find it whiny.  This book has a specific audience.    

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