A Scandalous Freedom
Publication Date: June 2004
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Christians do not trust freedom. As author Steve Brown explains in this brave new book, they prefer the security of rules and self-imposed boundaries, which they tend to inflict on other Christians. Brown asserts that real freedom means the freedom to be wrong as well as right. Christianity often calls us to live beyond the boundaries, bolstered by the assurance that we cannot fall beyond God's love. Freedom is dangerous, but the alternative is worse -- boxing ourselves up where we cannot celebrate our unique gifts and express our joy in Christ. Each of the book's eleven chapters explores a common pharisaic, freedom-stifling tendency, then opens the door to the fresh air of a remedial liberty. A reader's delight, "A Scandalous Freedom" sometimes shocks with challenges to prevailing wisdom, but it follows up with compelling validations of our need to celebrate real, unstinted freedom in Christ.
About the AuthorSteve Brown is the author of numerous books, a Bible teacher on the daily radio program Key Life, founder and president of KeyLife Network, an international conference speaker, and professor of communications and practical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.
Valarie A. Zeithaml is the David S. Van Pelt Family Distinguished Professor of Marketing and an award-winning teacher and researcher at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.