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Stealing Freedom: A Story of Rescue and Redemption - Vivien Patterson
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm then and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
But what does freedom actually mean? In her book, Vivien Patterson describes a personal journey which spans many years. It involves overwhelming family tragedy and loss, but gradually leads her to discover the true nature of freedom. She believes that most of us misunderstand freedom and that frequently we chase after an imposter who masquerades in many forms, leaving us feeling cheated, disillusioned and trapped. However, true freedom she states, implies being rescued. It is the most precious of all gifts offered by the Rescuer and an integral part of our inheritance in Christ. She sees this freedom as being linked implicitly with redemption, wholeness and well being. As we embrace it, we find we have the potential not only to honour God, but to be true to ourselves in all our relationships. This is the freedom she has discovered in Christ and this is her story.
About The Author
Vivien is married to Trevor Patterson and they have four grown up sons. She is a retired teacher, who has worked alongside women experiencing the trauma of divorce and more recently, with women who have alcohol related problems. At present, she divides the year between time on the Isle of Man and time in England, where she and Trevor work with Bible students at Capenwray Hall in their joint roll as pastoral carers.