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About Shake Free

There is a way to confront problems in life, shake them off, and move on.

Based on the story (see Acts 27-28) of the Apostle Paul's near catastrophic shipwreck, this is a call to individuals to "shake off" problems and disasters in life and move forward to new health and wholeness. To everyone on the ship with the Apostle Paul, it looked like a certain disaster. But as Paul predicted, everyone did survive--even though they made it to safety only by grasping "broken pieces of wood." In his unique way, Rodriguez compellingly explains that "God makes wonderful things in our life come from our broken pieces. Because of Christ in our life, we have the power to shake off fear, rejection, and failure--just like Paul later shook off the viper that should have killed him."

Praise

“If you desire God to influence the way you think, live, and lead, then read Shake Free. I love the challenge given by Samuel Rodriguez when he calls us to trust God in life by pursuing plan G…God’s plan for us! He writes, ‘He is your plan A, plan B, plan C—there can be no other plan.’ Each of us needs this encouragement. Reading Shake Free not only will help you to be released from the things that bind you today but also will prepare you to enter the future that God has for you.”
—Dr. Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church and president of the National Day of Prayer

“It is not always outside forces preventing us from excelling in the ways God intended. Sometimes our own insecurities and fears hinder us from reaching our greatest potential. In his new book, Shake Free, Sam Rodriguez will help you break free of emotional, mental, and spiritual burdens in your life. This book is necessary for all those who are ready to take back control of their lives!”
—DeVon Franklin, producer and New York Times best-selling author

“In Shake Free Samuel Rodriguez explains that God’s way is not just the best way; it’s the only way. I believe that God has uniquely gifted him to be a voice to our world at this time. This book not only communicates God’s heart for you—it will change your life!”
—Robert Morris, founding senior pastor of Gateway Church and best-selling author of The Blessed Life and The God I Never Knew

“Samuel Rodriguez is a man of God I believe everyone needs to hear. His latest book, Shake Free, captures his heart to see people experience freedom and fulfillment. Read this book and begin living a life of strength and security that overcomes every challenge you face.”
—Dr. Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church

“In Shake Free Sam Rodriguez uses one of the more detailed events in the New Testament—the apostle Paul’s incredible sea journey that ended in a shipwreck—to reveal how anyone caught up in a life journey that appears headed for catastrophe may find the way to safety and spiritual growth. Just as Paul ‘shook off’ the viper that threatened his life, so we, through the power of the Spirit, can shake off the problems and challenges that are keeping us from true freedom in Christ.”
—Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and president of the Urban Alternative

About Samuel Rodriguez

Samuel Rodriguez is the president of NHCLC/Conela, an international organization of more than 500,000 evangelical churches. He is a sought-after voice in White House and congressional meetings and is regularly featured on CNN, Fox News, NBC Telemundo, and other major news outlets. The author of The Lamb's Agenda, Rodriguez is the senior pastor of New Seasons Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California, where he resides with his wife, Eva, and their three children.

Product Details

224 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: May 22, 2018

Trim Size: 6-1/8 x 9-1/4

Carton Quantity: 12

Sneak Peek

Read the first chapter of Shake Free. There is a way to confront problems in life, shake them off, and move on. Based on the story (see Acts 27-28) of the Apostle Paul's near catastrophic shipwreck, this is a call to individuals to shake off problems and disasters in life and move forward to new health and wholeness. To everyone on the ship with the Apostle Paul, it looked like a certain disaster. But as Paul predicted, everyone did survive--even though they made it to safety only by grasping "broken pieces of wood." In his unique way, Rodriguez compellingly explains that "God makes wonderful things in our life come from our broken pieces. Because of Christ in our life, we have the power to shake off fear, rejection, and failure--just like Paul later shook off the viper that should have killed him."

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Beverly Rykerd, VP, Director of Publicity
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NHCLC President
Samuel Rodriguez
Offers Direction on How to Shake Free from Life’s Obstacles

“In Shake Free Sam Rodriguez uses one of the more detailed events in the New Testament—the apostle Paul’s incredible sea journey that ended in a shipwreck—to reveal how anyone caught up in a life journey that appears headed for catastrophe may find the way to safety and spiritual growth. Just as Paul ‘shook off’ the viper that threatened his life, so we, through the power of the Spirit, can shake off the problems and challenges that are keeping us from true freedom in Christ.” Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and president of the Urban Alternative

Who hasn’t experienced some of life’s storms and wondered if they were going to survive? Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and senior pastor of New Season Church in Sacramento, Calif., offers powerful survival advice gleaned from the Apostle Paul’s near catastrophic shipwreck, based on Acts 27-28, in Shake Free: How to Deal with the Storms, Shipwrecks, and Snakes in Your Life (May 22, 2018, WaterBrook).
 
Shake Free is a fresh call to “shake off” problems and disasters in life and move forward to new health and wholeness. To everyone on the ship with the Apostle Paul, it looked like a certain disaster. But as Paul predicted, everyone did survive—even though they made it to safety only by grasping “broken pieces of wood.” In his distinctive voice, Rodriguez compellingly explains, “Whether you consider your life stalled by a dead end, derailed by a detour, or blocked by unexpected obstacles, I can promise you two things: you’re not alone and your journey is far from over.”
According to Rodriguez, “Through this lens of faith, we learn to shake off the snares of the devil, the challenges of circumstances, the disappointment of unmet expectations, and the pain of loss. We shake free and break through to live with joy and pur­pose in the new life we have in Jesus Christ. That’s what this book is all about.”
 
When the storms break in your life, you will be driven by either:
·       the past or the future
·       the pathetic or the prophetic
·       problems or promises
·       nightmares or dreams
·       the flesh or the Spirit
·       Google searches or godly churches
·       The drama of the storm or God’s destiny for your life
 
Rodriguez takes the reader on Apostle Paul’s treacherous trip to Rome. Along the way, he uses the trials and tribulations Paul experiences on the journey to teach readers how they too can overcome issues such as fear, misperception, uncertainty, and false expectations that if allowed can detour life’s faith journey.
 
As Hillsong Founder and Global Senior Pastor Brian Houston writes in the foreword, “Like a spiritual road map from another pilgrim on the same path, Shake Free provides the fuel, inspiration, tools and encouragement you need to overcome the inevitable obstacles to growing in your faith.”
 
For more information, visit www.waterbrookmultnomah.com.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Samuel Rodriguez is president of NHCLC, an international organization with over 40,000 US-based evangelical churches and additional chapters around the world. A sought-after voice among media and government leaders, in 2017 he became the first Hispanic evangelical pastor to offer a prayer at a US presidential inauguration. Rodriguez has advised several US presidents and frequently is quoted or appears on prominent media, such as the Washington Post, Fox News, ABC, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and Christianity Today. In 2013 he was nominated by Time magazine to the list of one hundred of the “most influential people in the world.” Rodriguez earned his master’s degree in educational leadership from Lehigh University and is the author of The Lamb’s Agenda and the best-seller Be Light. He serves as senior pastor of New Season Church in Sacramento, California, where he resides with his wife, Eva, and their children.
Twitter: @nhclc Facebook: National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
 
PRAISE FOR SHAKE FREE:
“It is not always outside forces preventing us from excelling in the ways God intended. Sometimes our own insecurities and fears hinder us from reaching our greatest potential. In his new book, Shake Free, Sam Rodriguez will help you break free of emotional, mental, and spiritual burdens in your life. This book is necessary for all those who are ready to take back control of their lives!”
—DeVon Franklin, producer and New York Times best-selling author
“Samuel Rodriguez is a man of God I believe everyone needs to hear. His latest book, Shake Free, captures his heart to see people experience freedom and fulfillment. Read this book and begin living a life of strength and security that overcomes every challenge you face.”
—Dr. Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church

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Beverly Rykerd