Thursday, January 12, 2023

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Captive Set Free by Valerie Limmer

Captive Set Free JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Captive Set Free by Valerie Limmer, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Captive Set Free Title: Captive Set Free 
Author: Valerie Limmer 
Publisher: Green Sap Publications 
Release Date: October 18, 2022 
Genre: Non-Fiction, Christian Living

Have you been hurt? Are you hounded by turbulent feelings and looping thoughts? Do you know you need to forgive but aren't sure where to begin?

Captive Set Free is a lamppost along the path of healing, offering engaging stories and examples, explaining how forgiveness fits into our spiritual DNA, and examining mindsets that make forgiving easier or harder. In this book, you'll learn how to

 - take concrete steps to forgive; 

- be sure forgiveness has taken hold in your heart; and 

 - guard your spirit from bitterness, both now and in the future. 

If you're tired of being imprisoned by pain and toxicity and want to step into the free and abundant life Jesus has planned for His children, this book is for you.

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This passage always touches me with its tenderness:

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, 
So great is His loving kindness toward those who fear Him. 
As far as the east is from the west, 
So far has He removed our transgressions from us. 
(Psalm 103:11–12)

These verses remind me of a parent and child. The parent says, “How much do you love me?”

Stretching out his arms as wide as they can go, the child exclaims, “This much!”

In this case, it’s God who’s widening His arms—and they are very big indeed! He isn’t afraid of being undignified.

“How much do You love me?”

“This much.” His arms get really tall. “How much have You forgiven me?”

“This much!” He stretches as far as the east is from the west. God is extravagant that way.

The apostle Peter once asked Jesus an important question: “How many times should I forgive? Seven times?”

Jesus replied, “Seventy times seven.” (Matthew 18:21–22)

Four hundred and ninety times. That doesn’t seem so outrageous. I would have been more comfortable if Jesus had said, “One million times”; I’m sure I’ll sin against my husband and family more than four hundred and ninety times during my life.

But Jesus combined His godly extravagance with gentleness toward human frailty. We tend to get overwhelmed. We turn off and tune out the impossible. Jesus took Peter’s number—the highest he was willing to go—and multiplied it by another, ten times bigger. Though large, it wasn’t so inconceivable that Peter would give up.

I have a feeling that if Peter’s original number had been one million, then Jesus would have said, “10,000,000 ⨉ 1,000,000 times.”

Jesus is like that. He’s patient with our limitedness. He knows our smallness and comes to meet and teach us right where we are.

About the Author

Valerie Limmer

Valerie Limmer is a missionary in Japan. She is neither a therapist nor a theologian, but she has experienced severe abuse from a handful of people. In Captive Set Free, she shares the principles and techniques she's learned in her own life on her journeys towards forgiveness.

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Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a copy of Captive Set Free and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Captive Set Free JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight January 9, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 16, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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