Unchained: If Jesus Has Set Us Free, Why Don't We Feel Free?

Unchained: If Jesus Has Set Us Free, Why Don't We Feel Free?

by Noel Jesse Heikkinen


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Often when people follow Jesus, they feel more guilty instead of more free. A powerful book for the spiritually restless, Unchained shows readers how to have a robust faith that celebrates their freedom in Christ without compromising their holiness as God’s followers.

Unchained turns to the person and work of Jesus Christ as the source of freedom—not just his work 2,000 years ago but also what he is doing today. As readers dig into the meaning of the freedom that Jesus offers, they will understand, perhaps for the first time, what true freedom in Christ means.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781434709950
Publisher: David C Cook
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,190,419
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Noel Jesse Heikkinen is a pastor at Riverview Church, a multi-site church of over 3,000 near Lansing, Michigan. Heikkinen also helps lead the church planting ministry Acts 29 and is the chairman of the board for the mission agency Reliant. He and his wife, Grace, have four children.

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Unchained: If Jesus Has Set Us Free, Why Don't We Feel Free? 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Amaack More than 1 year ago
Lately, there's been a restlessness in my soul. A need to dig deep into scripture and find truth. To understand the things that have long confused me. I've wanted to better understand the freedom that we are given in Christ. I picked up Unchained: If Jesus has Set us Free, Why Don't we Feel Free? recently and started a long journey down the path of understanding the law and how it applies to us today. It wasn't an easy journey to understand the law and how Paul applies it to our lives today. But in Unchained, Noel Jesse Heikkinen does his best to help us understand the freedoms that we now have. Heikkinen starts this book with an overview of Old Testament law. He dives in deep to help us understand the main parts of the law and how it can apply to us today. The belief is that without an understanding of the main tenants of the old law, we won't be able to live in freedom through the law today. However, Heikkinen is also quick to remind us that Jesus fulfilled the law perfectly. When He came, He perfectly fulfilled the Law and its demands by living a sinless life. His death, burial, and resurrection put a period on the end of the Law's sentence. I found Unchained to be a deep dive into the law and Pauls words on the law. However, Heikkinen applies the law to current life situations. It helped to bring a greater understanding to how the law applies to us today. Unchained provides space to unpack what Paul says about the law and how we are now set free to do things because of the law rather than kept from doing things. I feel like I have a greater understanding of the freedoms we have been given. The hope that we have because of Jesus allows us to live set free to love and truly live free. I received a copy of this book from David C. Cook and NetGalley. This review is my own, honest opinion.
Baranski1987 More than 1 year ago
Unchained is s wonderful work of non-fiction. This book was an eye opener for me. This book helps to show me what Grace is truly is about. O received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review. This review is my honest opinion. 4 stars.
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
This is my fave non-fiction read of 2017 so far. Heikkinen’s writing style is witty and engaging but full of profound truth. I mean, a book that starts out comparing freedom to bacon is one that everyone clearly needs to read. He breaks down a tough concept in very easy-to-relate-to ways, and my copy is full of passages I’ve underlined and starred for quick recall. The truth presented here is so … well… freeing. And revolutionary (though it shouldn’t be). His discussion of the Law is the best I’ve ever read. Unchained is worth buying for chapter 3 on its own, but you could really say the same thing about all the other chapters too. From talking about why we don’t feel free to what we’re set free from – and what we’re set free for – this is a book that will change lives. The discussion questions make this a great resource for small groups or personal devotions. (I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.)