We all know people who have made a mess of their lives. Sometimes that person is us, and sometimes it’s someone we love. The hard part is knowing what to do. How do you escape an addiction, habitual sin, or character flaw that renders you helpless and hopeless?
Rescue Me: Finding Freedom Through Godly Character by Glenn Meldrum is an excellent resource for people who need to find freedom from themselves. The book of James (chapter 1) tells us that the slippery slope of self-destruction begins with a desire that originates inside of us. We want something. We believe that the object of our desire is good for us (at least in the short-term). Once that desire has conceived, it gives birth. The child that it bears is sin. When sin grows up and matures, it brings forth death.
Jesus came to give us life. Abundant and full LIFE! He provides the means to overcome our own struggles and live a victorious life. In a world of “self-help” books, Rescue Me, stands out. This book correctly identifies us as the problem, not the solution. The solution is found in learning how to tap into the resources that God has made available to us through the Atonement, the Word of God and the Spirit of the Risen Christ.
If you need to break free from habitual sin in your own life, or if you know someone who just can’t seem to overcome their own issues and character flaws, please consider picking up a copy of this important book.
I would give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars overall. (Review by Israel Wayne)