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Tyndale House Unburdened: The Secret to Letting God Carry the Things That Weigh You Down

Unburdened won't teach you how to avoid responsibility or hide from serious issues. Neither is it about how to escape and go live on a beach-though having a couple of palm trees around never hurts. It's about taking the burdens you currently carry and making them much, much lighter. It's about transferring the weight of your responsibilities from the weak shoulders of your flesh to the strong fingertips of God. It's about learning to live in deep-down, heart-level freedom. And no one who reads Unburdened will walk away unchanged.
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Review 1 for Unburdened: The Secret to Letting God Carry the Things That Weigh You Down
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Date:August 17, 2010
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Marg
This book was written to help a person deepen their trust in God. In all of life's burdens that come our way, we often try to deal with them and solve them on our own. Tiegreen sets out to help those who are troubled to trust in God and bring all of their burdens, worries, problems to Him. In doing so, God does not necessarily completely remove the problem, but he does lighten the load that is carried. Tiegreen writes that God did not create us to be weighted down with the cares of this life but instead that we are designed to live with hearts that are free to soar, free to enjoy, free to dream. He encourages the reader to cast all of their cares on God and in doing so, God will lighten those burdens by His strength.The author explores what kinds of burdens we carry, where they come from and why we try to carry them on our own. He then explains our need to trust in God and the benefits that we can reap when we do so. Trust results in a release from the burdens and a closer relationship with God. This gives us a passion for the Lord, a new perspective on life's worries and cares, a reason to worship and praise God with gratitude, and the presence of God in our lives.This book would be very helpful for a person who is struggling with life's worries and cares. Someone who is dealing with stress, financial concerns, marital problems, anything that life throws our way.I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers to read and review.
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Review 2 for Unburdened: The Secret to Letting God Carry the Things That Weigh You Down
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:August 3, 2010
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The Phantom Paragrapher
Do you feel like life has got a hold of you and is pulling you deeper and deeper under it's surface? In the bible, God promised us all the freedom from having to ever worry again , what do you think life would be like if you believed in the word?Unburdened - Chris Tiegreen -2010Thank you to Tyndale Publishers .How would you feel if all those worries, pains and problems that have been holding you back or that you are experiencing , went "poof" and disappeared forever ? How would your life be then, would you be able to go out and experience more and place all your worries with God ? Author Chris Tiegreen brings together a good study guide to how to let God take care of your worries and let you live life with ease so that you may never again have to worry about those sleepless nights of tossing and turning , those horrible little anxious butterflies that flutter around in your tummy or those panic attacks that some of us including me work ourselves into a tiny state. Unburdened is written in a way that everyone including non-christians can relate to with everyday examples to support his writings , one thing that I liked about Unburdened is that it teaches us not only to give God our worries but also how to cope with them and how to get rid of that chip growing on our shoulders."The only way to live an unburdened life -the one , take it or leave it, all or nothing way- is to actually let go of what we've been carrying and pick up a singular passion for God".Not only does Chris Tiegreen's book show us the way of being unburdened and lightening on load but also in the same process how to have a stronger and build a relationship with God that filled with passion and the holy spirit blazing through you soul"."It is one thing to say Jesus is living within us , but it is another to let Jesus live through us".
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Review 3 for Unburdened: The Secret to Letting God Carry the Things That Weigh You Down
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Date:July 23, 2010
A great commentary on worry and living life unburdened is Chris Tiegreen's new book UNBURDENED: the secret to letting God carry the things that weigh you down. the book is a great read. easy to follow; easy to understand. it's part commentary on scripture/part testimonial/part autobiographical.Tiegreen speaks to the roots of our problems and trust issues. he offers suggestions and soloutions for working through the problems and situations that weigh us down. we need to change our perspectives. we need to let go of things. we need to praise and bask in the presence of God in our lives.*NOTE: Tyndale Publishing gave me a free copy of UNBURDENED for a review posting on my blog. For more information check out The Tyndale Blog Network.
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Review 4 for Unburdened: The Secret to Letting God Carry the Things That Weigh You Down
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:July 18, 2010
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D C McKay
This book came to me at one of the lowest times in my life. Looking for relief from the burdens that consumed me. Did it change my life? No, but helped me see things they way they really are. Living the Unburdened life means giving up self and handing it all over to God. Trusting Him when you do not want too. Chris Tiegreen does a wonderful job in getting to the root of the problem. The various types of trust. Why we seem to struggle with letting go. Reminding us that what we really want is a lighter load and not the unbearable weight we were never created to bear. This is a book worth reading. Preparing you in helping others or like me needing to understand the simple truth that I need to truly trust God in all things. Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.
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Review 5 for Unburdened: The Secret to Letting God Carry the Things That Weigh You Down
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Date:July 16, 2010
This is a very good book. I underlined passages all the way through it. Even as I read through Unburdened, I felt my understanding of God and His ways and my trust increase. I began to feel lighter and less burdened. I really do want to live that way. This book left me with a lot to chew on.A free review copy of this book was provided to me by Tyndale House Publishers in order to write this review. All opinions are my own.
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Review 6 for Unburdened: The Secret to Letting God Carry the Things That Weigh You Down
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:July 13, 2010
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Eric
Tiegreen divides his book seemingly into two sections; the first few chapters discuss our burdens, why we have them, and how we create them; the last few chapters discuss how to lay those burdens at the feet of Jesus and actually walk away from them [the burdens, NOT the responsibility].Tiegreen reminds his readers of Jesus' teachings concerning worry and concern. He points out quite often [to drive home his point] that we all "believe" Jesus teachings, and yet we live as if they mean nothing to us or are meant for someone else. Unburdened does not provide a hands-off attitude towards avoiding responsibility or the pat everything will be alright attitude. Nor does it provide an out from serious issues we all face. Tiegreen provides an easy, systematic approach to learning how to trust God with your burdens and letting Him carry them. Just like His Word describes. The key to an unburdened life is allowing the Spirit of God to not only give you strength but to BE your strength. What can we do aside from Him? It is a simple concept, really. But very difficult for us to employ because we want to be in some sort of control of certain aspects of our lives. Tiegreen does an excellent job of making us realize the need to release control and the effects it will have on our lives.I highly recommend this book to everyone, regardless of whether you have come to the point in your life where you truly rely on God for all your strength or not. There are wonderful reminders of how awesome our Savior is. We could all use a refresher in turning over the stuff to God. Let go and let God!I would like to thank Tyndale House Publishers for a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.
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Review 7 for Unburdened: The Secret to Letting God Carry the Things That Weigh You Down
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:July 12, 2010
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GiniB
Chris Tiegreen has written a wonderful book. I hadn't read any of his work before and this one proved to be a great way to get acquainted. His style is so personable and unpretentious in Unburdened that the reader may forget he isn't sitting across the table engaging the author in quiet conversation. Early on Tiegreen states he's no expert, however, someone who has been somewhere and comes back to tell me about it comes closer to the person I want to talk with than some of the experts I've read. That's the strongest point for me in this book. He's lived what he's writing about and knows how to be unburdened. The main point Tiegreen makes is so simple it's hard to accept. I kept expecting something more. You know---the list of hoop jumps I need to add so my life would become less burdened. I mean, after all my burdens surely must require more than the simple truth this author covers so well. As it turns out I have made something simple very difficult. Please notice, as the author so aptly pointed out, simple and easy are not the same at all. But, for people like me he does discuss briefly some of things he found helpful for himself as an idea generator for the reader.This short review just cannot do justice to the truth Chris Tiegreen has written. Please do yourself a favor and read this book. It'll help you and you will have met a new friend. Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review.
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