Free to Lean: Making Peace with Your Lopsided Life

Jocelyn Green (Author) Susie Larson (Foreword by)


Do you feel like you have a lopsided life? Good. You're normal! Instead of constantly trying to "fix" our lives by achieving some perfect balance that doesn't exist, let's dump the guilt and admit that we need to lean into God. His perfect plan for us includes seasons of life when we may be more focused on caring for our children or our elderly parents, working for pay, or volunteering at church. Free to Lean gives you permission to recognize the season you're in and live in harmony with it.

Product Details

Our Daily Bread Publishing
Publish Date
July 03, 2017
5.3 X 0.6 X 7.9 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Jocelyn Green ( inspires faith and courage as the award-winning and bestselling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including The Mark of the King, Wedded to War, and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. Her books have garnered starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, and have been honored with the Christy Award, the gold medal from the Military Writers Society of America, and the Golden Scroll Award from the Advanced Writers & Speakers Association. She graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with a BA in English, concentration in writing. Jocelyn lives with her husband, Rob, and two children in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visit her at
Susie Larson ( is a national speaker, bestselling author, and the host of the daily talk show, Susie Larson Live heard on the Faith Radio Network. Susie has written 16 books and many articles. She's been a guest on Focus on the Family, The Life Today Show, Family Life Today and as well as many other media outlets. Voted twice as a top-ten finalist for the John C. Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award, she is also a veteran of the fitness field. Susie has been married to her dear husband Kevin since 1985 and together they have three wonderful sons, three beautiful daughters-in-law, two beautiful grandchildren, and one adorable pit bull named Memphis. Susie's passion is to see people everywhere awakened to the value of their soul, the depth of God's love, and the height of their calling in Christ Jesus.


"If your shoulders ache from carrying too heavy a load, or if you're just plain tired of trying to be all things to all people, you've come to the right place. Free to Lean is an invitation to a deeper, more settled life."--from the foreword by Susie Larson, talk radio host, national speaker, and author of Your Sacred Yes
"Insightful and genuine, Free to Lean extinguishes the lies we've come to believe about our identity in the world while rekindling a passion for who we were created to be in Christ. Grab a friend and a highlighter and be prepared to say goodbye to 'mom guilt' forever!"--April Lakata Cao, military wife, mom of four, writer, coffee drinker, yarn hoarder
"This book spoke to my 'lopsided' (and rather exhausted) soul. How often I've struggled to please people--or even myself--over seeking to please my Lord. Free to Lean reads like a friend sharing advice over a cup of tea. I can't wait to share this book with friends. The discussions it will spark are sure to encourage and challenge me in an even deeper way."--Amy Lanser, recovering people-pleaser, wife, mom, recent transplant to a Midwestern state
"It's important to take stock of your life every now and then. Are you living out your God-given purpose? Is the comparison trap holding you back? Do you need to hit a reset button in one area of your life? Free to Lean will help you answer these questions and more. You'll experience new freedom as you read this book."
--Arlene Pellicane, speaker and author of 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife
"Free to Lean empowers women to let go of their fear, insecurity, and inadequacies and live in the freedom, assurance, and grace of who God created us to be. As a military wife and mom of three teenagers, I love how this book offers me a reprieve from the unnecessary pressure of being it all and doing it all."
--Natalie Walters, writer, blogger, and avid tea drinker