Finally had the opportunity to preview a new study from Rebekah Lyons. Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning is a six session study based on Lyon’s 2013 book by the same title. If you’re unfamiliar with Rebekah Lyons, she serves alongside her husband, Gabe, as cofounder of QIdeas, an organization that helps leaders winsomely engage culture.
In her bio Rebekah Lyons is described as “an old soul with a contemporary, honest voice who puts a new face on the struggles women face in living a life of meaning. Through emotive writing and speaking, Rebekah reveals her own battles to overcome anxiety, depression, and consumer impulses-challenging women to discover and boldly pursue the calling God has for them. Rebekah wears her heart on her sleeve, a benefit to friends and readers alike.” After spending some time with Freefall to Fly, I can tell you her bio is an accurate reflection!
Freefall to Fly is a powerful study that will resonate with many, even while it may intimidate a few. With excerpts from Lyons’ book, participants will have a 15 to 20 page reading assignment each week in preparation for their meeting. Interspersed in the reading is a set of questions that are designed to help prompt personal reflection.
This is a well-written and deeply engaging study. I really like the way Lyons weaves scripture into her writing. Some participants will be tempted to skim chapters, but they would be wise to slow down, wrestle with the ideas here, and savor the rich experience.
Although not DVD-driven, there is a set of short introductory videos are available free of charge at Lifeway.com/freefall. A very complete leader’s guide is included in the member’s book, making this a study that can be done with a newer or less experienced leader.
I like this study! Freefall to Fly will not be for every group, but for those groups ready for a study that will take them deep into the mystery of how God can turn our greatest struggles into our greatest strength…Freefall to Fly makes my recommended list!
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