Redemption (Foreword by Mark Driscoll): Freed by Jesus from the Idols We Worship and the Wounds We Carry [NOOK Book]

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Exodus is a real story about God redeeming his people from the bondage of slavery and how their difficult journey home exposed their loyalties?though wounded by Egypt, they had come to worship its gods. Most Christians don?t make golden idols like the Israelites in the wilderness, but we do set up idols on our own desert road?idols like substance abuse, pornography, gluttony, and rage. And even those who don?t know the pain of actual slavery can feel enslaved to the fear and shame that follow sexual abuse or ...

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Redemption (Foreword by Mark Driscoll): Freed by Jesus from the Idols We Worship and the Wounds We Carry

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Overview

Exodus is a real story about God redeeming his people from the bondage of slavery and how their difficult journey home exposed their loyalties—though wounded by Egypt, they had come to worship its gods. Most Christians don’t make golden idols like the Israelites in the wilderness, but we do set up idols on our own desert road—idols like substance abuse, pornography, gluttony, and rage. And even those who don’t know the pain of actual slavery can feel enslaved to the fear and shame that follow sexual abuse or betrayal by a spouse, for we suffer at the hands of our idols as well as those created by others. We need more than self-improvement or comfort—we need redemption.

Redemption is not a step-oriented recovery book; it’s story-oriented and Bible-anchored. It unfolds the back-story of redemption in Exodus to help Christians better understand how Christ redeems us from the slavery of abuse, addiction and assorted trouble and restores us to our created purpose, the worship of God. Readers will discover that the reward of freedom is more than victory over a habitual sin or release from shame; it is satisfaction and rest in God himself. Part of the Re:Lit series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433520884
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 1/5/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 164,111
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

MIKE WILKERSON, a pastor at Seattle’s Mars Hill Church since 2004, is passionate about restoring gospel-based counseling to the local church and leads Mars Hill’s Redemption Group ministry. He and his wife, Trisha, live in Seattle with their four young children.

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  • Posted November 9, 2012

    "If your story of redemption stops at your healing or your

    "If your story of redemption stops at your healing or your freedom, then you do not yet have God's vision for redemption. If you are content to keep God's presence all to yourself, then you haven't truly been changed. He wants to do something in you, yes; but beyond that, he wants to do something through you. He wants to make his name known. 'Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble' (Ps. 107:2)"

    This is just one of many quotes from the book that spoke volumes to me. It brought fresh ways of thinking, deeper healing and a new resolve to accept God's way of healing and redemption. This is not for the faint of Christian heart, but if you are truly seeking healing from abuse or addiction, this is a great resource.

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