Set Free to Live Free

Breaking Through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves

Christian - Non-Fiction
224 Pages
Reviewed on 09/27/2011
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Author Biography

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is a board-certified internal medicine physician who has been actively practicing medicine since 1999. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Georgia and graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee. She completed her internal medicine residency at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah Georgia. Dr. Dalton-Smith has been a adjunct faculty member at Baker College and Davenport University in Michigan. She teaches courses on health, nutrition, and disease progression. Dr. Dalton-Smith has offered health care from 2002-2007 through the National Health Service Corp.

Dr. Dalton-Smith is married and has two sons. She is a committed Christian and passionate about helping others experience freedom in Christ. Dr. Dalton-Smith has been published in national medical journals discussing the physicians' role in spirituality and patient care. Her newly released book is Set Free to Live Free: Breaking Through the Lies Women Tell Themselves.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lori M for Readers' Favorite

Wow, what a powerful book! The first few sentences hooked me, and I couldn't put it down until I had read the book in its entirety. Every woman should read this book, whether she's a lifelong follower of Christ, a new believer, or a seeker.

While I expected a good read based on the title and the promotional information connected to the book, I gained so much more from reading it. I discovered that I, too, have fallen victim to the seven lies that women tell themselves. The lies have to do with: Perfection, Envy, Image, Balance, Control, Emotions, and Limits.

The book opens up with an account of the author, a doctor, ministering to a female patient. But it wasn't a physical ailment that was plaguing the woman; it was a spiritual ailment based on the lies that she was telling herself about herself. It was a moving story that had me transfixed as I read it.

There are two added bonuses to this book. The first is the section near the end about the Diamond Society. In this section, the author encourages women to replace their old mental ties with a new perspective, discover their talents and live the full and free life that God intended for them to have. Included here is the Free Woman's Creed with 7 truths to replace the 7 lies that women tell themselves.

The last chapter is valuable as well. It lays out an eight-week study guide to help the reader share the book in a group setting. This might be the best book I've read all year!