Freedom Tools, Revised and Expanded Edition

For Overcoming Life’s Tough Problems

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What do you say to someone who is hurting?

How many times in everyday conversation do we struggle to comfort others in a troubled world? Christians should be "first responders," say Andy Reese and Jennifer Barnett, yet we lack the tools and confidence to reach out. We end up frustrated by our own inability to connect meaningfully and make a difference.

But what would happen if we had the ability and courage to speak out in love?

In these pages Andy and Jennifer give you the practical understanding and simple tools to do just that. You can fill even your casual conversations with the gentle yet transforming power of Jesus Christ. Here is what you need to confidently step out to bring peace, give grace and help others experience renewal.

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"Extremely instructive and practical."

Max Lucado, pastor and bestselling author

"I am convinced that most Christians fail to become dynamic and effective ambassadors for Christ because they carry with them heavy loads of emotional baggage. Freedom Tools provides a way to help you 'travel light' by unpacking those bags and leaving them behind. This book will change lives--maybe even yours."

Rich Stearns, president, World Vision U.S.

"Freedom Prayer is solidly based on the Gospel and biblical teaching while being immensely practical. Like few tools available to the Body of Christ, it has helped our leaders walk in increased freedom while we help many know the truth that sets them free."

David McQueen, senior pastor, Beltway Park Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas

"Finally, a good, simple and gentle approach. I encourage you to try Freedom Prayer and partner with God to bring people to a place of freedom in Christ! Our leadership team is fully on board and delighted with the simple effectiveness of this ministry."

Michael Swecker, pastor of Prayer and Freedom Ministries, Hosanna! Church, Lakeville, Minnesota

"After forty years in medicine and fifteen years doing inner healing prayer ministry, I can recommend any combination of prayer ministry, professional counseling or psychiatric care when needed. But for many people a ministry like Freedom Prayer is the best place to start. I have seen dozens of folks completely healed, and I am most impressed with the team at Freedom Resource."

Stephen Mory, M.D., assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, Vanderbilt University; psychiatrist, Mental Health Cooperative and Davidson County Jails

"Freedom Tools offers piercing insights with keen discernment to empower the reader to be set free at last. This book will be a great tool for your spiritual warfare arsenal."

James W. Goll, founder, Encounters Network, Prayer Storm and GET eSchool; author, The Lifestyle of a Prophet, Praying for Israel's Destiny and many more

"Freedom Prayer has been invaluable to me as a counselor. I have seen it be effective in a ministry setting and in counseling sessions. I trust folks who go to Freedom Prayer will be listened to, prayed for and encouraged. The work often results in an individual strengthening his or her relationship with Christ."

Wendy Barnes, LPC, San Antonio

"Freedom Tools is both practical and profound. It does a masterful job of taking a potentially complex subject and bringing it into everyone's reach."

Bill Johnson, senior leader, Bethel Church, Redding, California; author, When Heaven Invades Earth and Face to Face with God

"Through the partnership of truths from the world of psychology and those from the world of inner healing, we can see powerful healing and transformation. I believe that by integrating the two, we will see more people restored to wholeness and live abundant lives as they heal their connection with God and are restored body, soul and spirit."

Margaret Nagib, Timberline Knolls Clinical Development Institute

"Freedom Tools gave me a biblical manual for helping people experience freedom. God is receiving glory as more healing is taking place, more people are using their gifts and talents and more are guarding their freedom and reaching out in love to others."

Kirk Freeman, lead pastor, CrossBridge Community Church, San Antonio, Texas

"Professional counseling and prayer ministries work hand in hand as essential partners to facilitate inner healing in wounded lives. Working together we can maximize the freedom, recovery and renewing of all those in need."

Dr. Mark Jones, LMFT director, Liberty Alliance

"This powerful book gives you the Freedom Tools you need to demolish the adversary's obstacles to freedom and prosperity. Use them and you, too, can experience the super-abundant life that God desires for you!"

C. Peter Wagner, chancellor, Wagner Leadership Institute

"My practice has shifted to a place of bringing others to freedom using tools that quickly get to the root of the issue. I have 'worked myself out of a job' in exponential ways, and it is my great thrill to see others encounter His power and love that delivers and transforms."

Amy Black, LPC, Abilene, Texas

"A great need has long existed for someone to reduce inner healing to simpler, everyday language and tools. Our friend Andy Reese has done that admirably in his book Freedom Tools. I heartily recommend using it to help laypeople minister to each other."

John Loren Sandford, co-founder, Elijah House Ministries

"Freedom Prayer is one of the sharpest tools in our toolbox, cutting through the fog of ministry philosophies and helping us lead people quickly to the heart of their loving Father."

Brad Bowen, lead pastor, Heritage Church, Moultrie, Georgia

"This is ministry from the heart and by the Spirit--so simple and natural that you'll ask yourself, 'Why didn't I know this before?' Freedom Tools should be a required text in any program that equips the saints to do the ministry of the Church."

David Kyle Foster, founder and executive director, Mastering Life Ministries; author, Love Hunger

The Authors

  1. Andy Reese
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    Andy Reese

    Andy Reese ( is the founder and president of Freedom Prayer, a ministry that provides a biblical model of prayer counseling, now operating through several hundred churches and teams around the world. With more than 45 years of Christian...

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  2. Jennifer Barnett
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    Jennifer Barnett

    Jennifer Barnett ( and her husband, Cory, lead the Freedom Prayer Ministry and college/young professional ministry at CrossBridge Community Church in San Antonio, Texas, where they also serve as elders. Jennifer is a speaker, writer,...

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