Welcome to the Blog Tour for Captive Set Free by Valerie Limmer, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
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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About the Author
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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In Japan, large black, red, and orange centipedes, called mukade, are plentiful. Some
people think of the centipede as a symbol for Japanese society. A leg—a part of the
communal entity, though not self-sufficient symbolizes each person working together with
the other legs to draw the insect towards its destination. Conversations in Japanese tend
to be much longer than in English because participants work relationship building into
every point of contact. No deadline, no matter how urgent, is more important than the
web of relationships embedded in each person’s life.
In the West, we sometimes misidentify what unity is. The absence of confIict is not unity,
just as the absence of disease is not health. Sometimes the most unified bonds are ones
that face strife but also work towards loving resolution. We can have a sense of
confidence that may not be present in relationships that have never faced these things.
Such confidence is born from an acknowledgement that we don’t have to avoid conflict
or agree on everything. There can be disagreements—sometimes even unpleasant
ones—but at the bedrock, there will always be respect and love.
When we fIee confIict, we rob ourselves of the ability to experience true unity, healing,
and confidence in our spiritual relationships. We also rob God of the chance to
demonstrate His power and exhibit His love, forgiveness, and grace both through and to
us. As church planter Aaron Loy once wrote, “Some of God’s best work happens in the
(1) winner will receive a copy of Captive Set Free and a $25 Amazon gift card!
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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11 thoughts on “Captive Set Free Blog Tour”
thank you, Lisa!
Sounds like a good read.
I look forward to reading this.
This book seems made for me because I find it hard to forgive sometimes.
Sounds like good advice.
What a great title and cover- can’t wait to read!
Sounds like a great read. Thank you for the excerpt! 🙂
How did you decide on the book cover?
I went through a few different ideas before settling on this one:
・an open prison door
・the ball and chain
Handcuffs went out of the running when I realized such an image would be potentially triggering for people who have been wrongfully arrested.
I finally settled on the ball and chain because it’s a more ancient image. And I realized that often the bitterness that we carry can be ancient. It grows over time as we nurture it. We can still function to some extent while dragging it around, but it handicaps us. Soon, it no longer serves us; we serve it. But we don’t have to be enslaved by the wrongdoing of other people. The open ankle cuff is a sign that there is hope, even in horrendous circumstances. Jesus is more powerful than the things that are more powerful than us!
the cover and title are so powerful
Thank you all for your kind comments. If you end up reading Captive Set Free: How to Find Freedom Through Forgiving, please know that I would be honoured to talk with you about any questions that might crop up. After this week, I’ll probably check back here once or twice more, but after that the best way to reach me would be through the contact form on my website (valerielimmer.com). May you each experience Jesus’ peace and healing on your own journeys of forgiveness.