Free to Believe by Luke Goodrich ~ Review

My Review:

Luke Goodrich of Becket gives a comprehensive course on religious freedom and what it means to defend it for all.

I wasn't sure what to expect when reading this book, as books of a political nature can sometimes veer to the extreme, but this book exceeded my every preconceived notion. Hailed by World Magazine  as one of the books of the year, this book lives up to its high praise. Mr. Goodrich starts by defining religious liberty, and that it is for everyone. Outlining how supporting and showing respect/tolerance to other faiths, infact strengthens our witness as Christians and paves the way for winning legal conflicts in the public arena.

Mr. Goodrich effectively uses real legal case examples from his impressive repertoire, drawing on his experience and Christian faith to show a fair, balanced approach to how we as Christians should consider responding to these conflicts. I really liked how he acknowledges that each conflict is unique and there are multiple ways to respond that could be right, and every Christian has differing levels of conviction. I also was encouraged by how he used Biblical examples of religious persecution to show that what we currently face is nothing new under the sun, using the examples of Paul, Jeremiah, Esther and more.

Overall, a must read for everyone! It is balanced and a middle of the road godly response in a midst of a very polarized world, perfect for anyone who follows the news on religious freedom cases (which should be everyone). This book did a great job of explaining why we should all care about religious liberty as well as many things that Christians should consider in business and our witness. Highly recommend.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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