Shake Free

Shake Free
By Samuel Rodriguez
Publisher: WaterBrook
Genre: Christian Living
Release Date: 05/22/18

Written against the backdrop of Paul’s action-packed journey to Rome, Shake Free is an encouraging book written by one of today’s movers and “shakers” in the pastoral realm. Shake Free is a review of the spiritual fundamentals, the elementary principles that help us to identify more closely with Christ.

Tracking Paul through stormy seas and snakebites, and even into Rome, Rodriguez prompts readers to contemplate what they’re really like when the tough times hit. He assures, “God knows where you are and has never left you, regardless of how you may feel or how uncertain you are of where you’re going.”

This book could definitely catch on with small groups as a Bible study. It also will resonate with fans of Rodriguez (he leads the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and has worked with the last three U.S. presidents). Lastly, a recent film about the apostle Paul may lend the book further traction.

—Von Mitchell