The Gutsy Pursuit of Breakthrough and the Life Beyond It
Break through Your Brokenness and Press Forward to Freedom
Brokenness. We wear it like a badge, proudly showing off the shattered pieces of our lives--while still fighting the same desperate battles. But brokenness was never meant to be the destination. Or your identity. It was meant to be the catalyst for breakthrough.
In Freedom! Jennifer Renee Watson helps you take your eyes off the idol of brokenness and experience the God of breakthrough. Throughout this powerfully vulnerable book, she shows how breakthrough is hope moving forward, even when life hurts. Jennifer offers practical, uncomplicated ways to:
· stop feeling shame and emptiness
· discard the victim mentality
· experience lasting restoration in your story and your soul
· battle for your freedom with truth your soul needs, reflective questions, and gutsy prayers
It's okay to not be okay for a little while. But Jesus has a plan to see your scars become success stories that reflect His glory to the people around you.
"Jennifer Watson's words are a battle cry, manifesto, and life-changing invitation for any woman who's ever felt stuck in her brokenness."
--HOLLEY GERTH, bestselling author
"Jen writes as a teacher, a coach, an advocate, and a soldier, charging along beside you as you begin your journey of freedom."
--SHAUNA SHANKS, author of A Fierce Love
Jennifer Renee Watson is a blogger, speaker, youth minister, pastor's wife, and mom who has been featured on (in)courage, Guideposts, The Mighty, She Believes, For Every Mom, and more. She co-founded Broken Girl Ministries in 2011 to help women find the same healing she found in Jesus Christ. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children in Northwest Arkansas. Learn more at www.jenniferreneewatson.com.
"Author Jennifer Watson shares how to leave behind the pain and embrace supernatural peace once and for all in her new book, Freedom! No matter where you are on the path to wholeness, this book will comfort, equip, and challenge you to keep pressing forward, past heartbroken to totally healed."
Michelle Medlock Adams, award-winning and bestselling author
"We all struggle with pain from our past. Places where brokenness continues to cut deep into the fabric of our soul. Freedom! showcases how brokenness is not our destiny but instead is the very thing that can lead us into a deeper experience of freedom in Christ."
Dr. Michelle Bengtson, board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, international speaker, and author of the award-winning Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor's Personal Journey through Depression and the companion Hope Prevails Bible St
"Jennifer Watson is both funny and deeply rooted in faith, a combination that makes this book both fun to read and liberating. She invites us to take a gutsy look at those things that keep us from living free, and cheers us on as we find the freedom Christ offers. I highly recommend this book and the woman who wrote it."
Suzanne Eller, ECPA bestselling author, international speaker, and cohost of More Than Small Talk
"Life can be cruel--full of broken dreams and gut-wrenching pain--but Jennifer Renee Watson reminds us of the wonderful truth that breakdowns are often opportunities for our greatest breakthroughs. Every tear we cry, every heartache we face, is a chance to grow closer to God and become who He made us to be. As you work through the pages of this book, you'll discover helpful ways to leave your hurt behind in exchange for the faith, freedom, healing, and unending joy Christ died to give you."
Lauren Gaskill, author, speaker, and founder of She Found Joy
"Jennifer Watson's words are a battle cry, manifesto, and life-changing invitation for any woman who's ever felt stuck in her brokenness. Her relatable style, scriptural stories, and heartfelt, practical application make Jennifer a friend and guide who will take you to a new place of greater joy, healing, and, of course, freedom!"
Holley Gerth, bestselling author of What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days
"Jennifer Renee Watson knows brokenness and beauty. She eloquently and powerfully shines a light on the messiness of life and the trauma many of us experience. Her story of holding on to hope, clinging to a God who redeems, and pushing through to a breakthrough will inspire, encourage, and provide a love letter of encouragement to every reader. This book is not to be missed."
Jenny B. Jones, award-winning author of In Between and Engaged in Trouble
"We all have issues, don't we? But Jennifer Watson declares, 'our tears aren't just battle marks, they are how warriors are made.' With fiery wit and southern-girl class, Jennifer is the ride-or-die friend we all need who pushes us to find true freedom in Christ. Ready to live beyond brokenness? Read this now."
Sarah Philpott, PhD, award-winning author of Loved Baby: 31 Devotions Helping You Grieve and Cherish Your Child After Pregnancy Loss