Unbinding Your Heart: 40 Days of Prayer & Faith Sharing is a brilliant book -- witty, engaging, and grounded in a four-year Lilly Endowment study.
Unbinding Your Heart is a six-week individual and small-group study for your entire congregation. [It is the culmination of the Real Life Evangelism Series, by author, researcher, pastor and attorney Martha Grace Reese. Church leaders should first study Unbinding the Gospel (the church leaders' study) that was selected by The Christian Century as a featured "Take and Read" book in its 2007 Book Issue. Then use Unbinding Your Heart as a study and devotional for the whole congregation. The third book in the series, Unbinding Your Church (the pastor's guide), will help you plan, teach, pray and organize your all-church study.
The Real Life Evangelism Series has been enthusiastically endorsed by eight heads of denominations, Brian McLaren, George Hunter, Becky Garrison, Todd Hunter, Richard Peace, and countless pastors and church leaders.
Unbinding Your Heart is perfect for a Lenten, summer, or fall study for all established classes and small groups, and new ones formed just for the study. It is a six-week version of Unbinding the Gospel, with the addition of 40 days of individual prayer exercises coordinated with each chapter. The study is wonderful for everyone in your church from junior high through your most senior seniors! It will help individuals risk face-to-face encounters with God. Your entire congregation will begin to pray and talk about their faith, and to risk sharing their faith beyond church walls. See Unbinding the Gospel: Real Life Evangelism (the church leaders’ guide-9780827238046) and Unbinding Your Church (the Pastor's Guide-9780827238060)
Important Note: Order a copy of Unbinding Your Heart for each person participating in the study. There is an individual prayer journal included to be used by each participant.