Answer to Our Cry
Freedom to Live Fully, Love Boldly, and Fear Nothing
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We all long for freedom. Freedom from anxiety, fear, and sin. Freedom to love others completely as God loves us. And yet we are shackled by insecurity, prone to selfishness, and wary of letting down our guard. That's not the life God designed for his followers. When his people cry out to him for freedom, he hears--and responds.
Now pastor Rick McKinley shows how true freedom--the kind we see as God delivers his people in the Scriptures--is always in the form of relationship with God rather than our popular notion of complete independence. He calls us to look to the Father, Son, and Spirit for the model of perfect, self-giving freedom and shows how that kind of freedom can utterly transform us.
"This is great practical theology."--Tim Keller, senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City
"I've met a lot of people in jails, but I've met more who are imprisoned by fears. Rick doesn't just jingle a couple jailer's keys in front of us, he tosses us the whole ring and says we can be as free as we want to be. What I like most is that Rick hasn't given us a bunch of steps to enjoy freedom--he just gives us Jesus."--Bob Goff, author of Love Does
"Rick McKinley has written a book that fearlessly engages questions of freedom and true relationship and takes the reader on a journey to find the type of love in the Father, Son, and Spirit that allows us to live fully, love boldly, and fear nothing."--Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker and The Grave Robber
"Rick points the way not to a God who is about legalism and guilt but to a God who is about life and freedom and love and compassion--a God who hears our cry and wants to set us free. This is a beautiful book."--Shane Claiborne, activist and author
"Setting the captives free was Jesus's expectation for the church. But how can we if we are not free ourselves? The Answer to Our Cry directly confronts the core of the problem--our inability to fully receive God's love because of deep layers of fear within us. Rick points the reader to find freedom with kindness, clarity, and truth."--Gabe Lyons, founder of Q Ideas, author of The Next Christians
Rick McKinley (DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is the founder and lead pastor of Imago Dei Community. He is the author of four other books and serves on the faculty of Multnomah Biblical Seminary. Rick lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and four children.
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