Book Review: Wild and Free


Wild and Free by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan

Even though this book promises to be “a hope-filled anthem” for women, I found it to be a disappointing ramble—too hard to follow.

The book had some good points. I liked the metaphor of wild horses, but I wish they had carried it through the book to knit the chapters together.  Both authors shared with vulnerability, like Hayley’s story of her worried son and Jess’ recount of college rebellion.  The quote I liked most from this book is:

Once you’ve tasted God’s vision of wild and free, you begin to feel the urgency of His call to something more.  God is on a mission to stage a kingdom-size wild and free takeover, and you are invited to be a part of this good work.

However, I was looking for more depth in the quest for wild and free.  I longed for a more focused format.  I kept flipping back to the headings, hoping to regain clarity, but it didn’t help.  I felt a wild whiplash between the two voices; I couldn’t keep track of which author was speaking.  The chapters swung back and forth between too many personal anecdotes and Bible references.

This book would have been better if the authors had fully developed a theme throughout and focused on one idea per chapter.  Shorter chapters would have been easier to read.

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