Brandon Chase is a frequent contributor to House2House Magazine Online. I always enjoy his posts which I find insightful and thought-provoking. He also writes about Life, Love and Church – and how Jesus is all of these – on his blog Zōē Perissos. He has recently written an ebook The Path of Freedom: Few find it; Fewer walk it; Be one of the few. As I read this book, I was caught up in his story of how, from a churched background Brandon found the freedom he longed for. I know others long for the same.
Felicity: I know from personal experience how important motivation is in writing a book. Why did you decide to write The Path of Freedom?
Brandon: The Path of Freedom was really a private wrestling I had with the Lord long before it was ever an eBook.
I had observed something that “bothered” me – in my own testimony, and in years of ministry with and to Christians - that is: the lack of real understanding of and living in the Freedom we are supposed to have in Jesus.
I was a “Christian” half of my life – and had no concept of what being Free was. I have witnessed countless Brothers and Sisters taste this Freedom in some area of their life – only to seemingly fall out of it, return to old sin patterns, wrong belief, or other bondage.
The fruit of Freedom is too often not there, or fleeting.
This eBook is the culmination of my wrestling with the Lord in asking the question, “Why?” and my understanding of what He showed me about Freedom – what It is, how It is entered in to, how It is remained in, how It is grown in, how It is Lived from – and why It matters.
You are not getting another “how to” book here. Rather, this is an unveiling of “what already is,” and what it means to “see” that reality, and Live from It.
Felicity: How has this process of writing a book changed you?
Brandon: That’s a really insightful question. As you probably can relate, writing is a wonderful fellowship with the Lord – I hear from Him and learn from Him in the “classroom” of the keyboard.
But before I ever get to the point of actually writing, for me, the process of writing about the things of God begin in the abiding in Him and seeking His things. When I did this for the specific purpose of understanding Freedom, He was faithful to show and tell.
This process has changed me eternally in that I now “get” Freedom. Please don’t hear me to say I am an expert, or have fully reached the bottom of understanding. That would be like reaching the end of the Lord Himself – and He is unsearchable in His riches! But I grasp what it means to realize His Freedom, and more importantly, what Living from that Freedom looks like, far better now than before this process started.
Those who take this journey with me will too.
I believe any sincere and seeking follower of Jesus who desires the fullness of relationship, intimacy, Life and Freedom in Him will benefit from this book.
Felicity: My blog focuses primarily on simple, organic church life, and on empowering women who follow Christ. How would these audiences benefit from your eBook?
Brandon: Great question.
Religion, and the institution of “church” has had a very negative, mostly unintended consequence of doing the precise opposite of what it proclaims to do – that is, set people Free via the Gospel. It has instead become one of the most significant prisons keeping people from that Freedom. Even in the organic/house/simple church movement, there is a great temptation for the “fellowship” or “community” itself to become its own special bondage.
I address these in the eBook.
The Daughters of God, Sisters in the Lord have been in a “cage” for far too long. That’s why I rejoiced over your recent book, The Black Swan Effect, and its prophetic message.
While certainly not the only cause of this “imprisonment,” part of the reason has doubtless been because (along with men) women have failed to apprehend and believe in their identity in Christ, and Live from it.
In my eBook, identity is addressed, and will bless women and men who have been lied to about, or who have failed to agree with God about who they are for far too long.
Felicity: How can readers who are interested get your eBook?
Brandon: You can get a FREE copy of The Path of Freedom by joining my newsletter list. This will automatically subscribe you to free updates to my blog, Zōē Perissos, as well as any other future eBooks and will give you a link to download the book.
Felicity: Any closing thoughts?
Brandon: I’m praying that this eBook opens eyes to more – More Freedom, More Life, More Jesus – and inspires us to Live, really Live Free.
The world and the Church are hungry, starving, for the people of God to realize their Freedom – and to Live It.
Thank you, Felicity for this opportunity to share. Blessings!