“Unleashed” Book Review

Are you a woman who desires a closer relationship with the Holy Spirit and yearns to see the ways (courtesy of pursuingthesummit.com)that God is communicating with you each day? Are you seeking freedom from the habits that enslave you? “Unleashed: How to Receive Everything the Holy Spirit Wants to Give You ” by Sonja Corbitt could be just the book to pack for your journey!

The title speaks to being unleashed from sin and also how to unleash the Holy Spirit in our lives. Negative habits and relationships keep us from experiencing the full and abundant life that our Father hopes to pour out on us.; carefully reading and praying with Scripture better allows us to be more tuned into the ways that the Holy Spirit is moving and desires to move in our lives. Corbitt highlights various passages to connect with each chapter.

The author’s vulnerability is a breath of fresh air. She shares some very personal experiences from her own life and also how the Holy Spirit has set her free. Her tone is very conversational. I felt that a wise friend was teaching me as I soaked up each word. Reading this book was very encouraging for me to go even deeper in my walk with God and evaluate my habits and relationships.  The idea of “pop quizzes” is one that Corbitt proposes. For example, let’s say that a person struggles with patience. If a person is hoping to improve in the area, God will surely send a “pop quiz” to test her and hopefully allow her to grow in their area of struggle. I could very easily relate to these “quizzes” in my own life. I now have a firmer idea of how to pray with Scripture after reading this book and of how to ready myself for challenges that will come.

There is a prompt at the end of each chapter to illuminate your mind and heart about the chapter’s topic and specific Scriptures to ponder. It is important to remember that growth happens through community, and the book can also be used in group settings. The book contains Group Study questions for those interested in getting a group of women together to read the book. I would highly recommend this book for any women longing for something more in her life and her relationship with God. Are you ready to go deeper with the Holy Spirit and let go of your old ways?

Lianna Mueller

Lianna Mueller

Lianna is a case manager for refugees in Ohio. Becoming "the best version of herself" and inspiring others to do the same is her aim. She enjoys writing, learning about other cultures, and trying to pick up other languages.

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