A New Release: Breaking the Chains

I was chained. You wouldn’t have been able to hear clanging links as I walked by, or see the chain that was metaphorically wrapped around my heart and mind. But for years, I struggled with chains of my own making. When I realized that they were hindering my walk with God, I wanted to be free. I just wasn’t sure how to do it.

Have you been there? Even children of God battle bad habits or detrimental ways of thinking, feeling, and acting. Jesus died to set us free from sin’s power in our lives, but we can still walk hindered. We can let fear, anxiety, anger, loneliness, and so forth hinder what God wants to do in our lives and how we relate to Him and other people. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We can break free and stay free. The strategies to do it are in our new book.  

We are excited to announce the April 27th release of Breaking the Chains: Strategies for Overcoming Spiritual BondageLighthouse Bible Studies’ first compilation features the insights and strategies of 20 contributing authors—all writing about how to break spiritual chains and walk in freedom. The night of the release I will host a Facebook party, and we will give away prizes  and one paperback copy of the book. Click this link to check out the Facebook event: Breaking the Chains Virtual Release Party

This is what our book is about:

Just like God’s people in the Old Testament longed for freedom from captivity and oppression, God’s children today long to be free from spiritual bondage. Powerful enemies such as fear, anxiety, anger, and loneliness war against our souls, but Christ empowers us to break their chains. Freedom doesn’t have to be a distant dream. It can be our reality.

Does your soul long to be free? Twenty authors have joined forces in this compilation to offer strategies for freedom by sharing personal stories, meaningful Bible verses, and chain-breaking principles. There are even some short stories.

Discover the strategies you need to break free from spiritual bondage and to form your own battle plan for victory. With God’s work and our cooperation, strongholds can crumble, chains can be broken, and freedom can usher in God’s peace and joy.

Our Contributors

The contributing authors come from all walks of life—a pastor, an engineer, an adjunct professor, a CFO, an ESL teacher, editors, novelists, nonfiction authors, ministry leaders, mothers, grandmothers, and one biker chick!

The “Chains” to Break

The first section of the book discusses how to overcome 25 forms of spiritual bondage. Could any of the strategies to overcome these chains help you or someone you know?


Enslaving Thoughts
Bad Habits

Negative Thinking
Spiritual Depression

Low Self-Image
People Pleasing

“That’s Just the Way I Am”
Prolonged Emotional and Mental Pain

Our Short Stories:

I have always believed that fiction can teach truth. The second section of the book includes five short stories that illustrate a particular spiritual chain and the struggle to break free.

Breaking Free and Staying Free:

The final section of the book gives valuable examples of how believers have broken free from bondage and how to stay free.

Celebrate with Us!

I hope you will join us for our virtual release party. Help us spread the word about Breaking the Chains and its freeing principles by sharing this post. Overcoming spiritual bondage and winning the victory is possible because God makes it possible.


Pre-order your copy of Breaking the Chains here.


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Breaking the Chains, spiritual bondage, spiritual warfare, spiritual battles, victory, Katy Kauffman, Lighthouse Bible Studies

Comments (6)

  • anon

    Surely countless readers will find words of hope and encouragement in this book. 

    Apr 18, 2017
  • anon

    I've been blessed by reading the articles and putting it together. So it's my prayer that this book encourages many hearts. Thank you, Jeannie! I appreciate your contribution to the book. 

    Apr 18, 2017
  • anon

    That sounds great! I have been shackled by many things, but God never stops working on me! Thank you for sharing!

    Apr 18, 2017
  • anon

    Amen! He doesn't stop working on any of us. Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Paige!

    Apr 18, 2017
  • anon

    Katy, I am so excited to be part of this book. My prayer is that God will use it to show us and other believers the chains that so easily entangle us. May we grasp His power to be free. 

    Apr 18, 2017
  • anon

    Yes! I am so grateful that He has the power to break chains and keep us free if we depend on Him. Thank you for your moving article, and I can't wait for readers to see the book!

    Apr 18, 2017

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Winning the Victory: A Blog by Katy Kauffman

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As co-founder of Lighthouse Bible Studies, Katy is a Bible study author and editor of Refresh Bible Study Magazine. Follow Katy's blog to receive posts sharing practical strategies for winning life's spiritual battles. 


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