“Freedom Realized!” is the title of my new book that is coming out soon! A possible subtitle: The Reality of Thousands of Ex-gays Living A Victorious Christian Life Without Any Label! —
There are a couple of unique and significant differences about Freedom Realized from other books dealing with overcoming homosexuality. First, Freedom Realized will report data from a survey of 1200+ people who have come through First Stone Ministries over the last 25 years. It will reveal that people, in fact, do find lasting freedom. The idea has been in the making for several years. I have also asked several seasoned leaders who have at least 20 years of experience to contribute their perspectives on how people remain free from homosexuality. The conclusion will reveal statistics of several hundred people who submitted to the ministry requirements of an “ex-gay” ministry (FSM) and thereby found freedom from homosexuality. We are currently gathering the data now. The data will reveal clearly and overwhelmingly that people who spent at least one year, (preferably two years) in pastoral care, support group, worked the program and sought the Lord Jesus Christ fully do find lasting freedom. How do I already know this? The data coming in supports my personal experience as a leader in First Stone Ministries over the last 25 years of ministry and the personal knowledge I have of hundreds of participants – lives are being changed. The second part of Freedom Realized addresses problems in ‘ex-gay’ ministry, what works and what doesn’t work. I will address some of the deceptive messaging from the mixture of antinomianism and psychology that lowers the bar of holiness and freedom the Gospel of Jesus promises to those who truly believe and surrender to His Lordship. The third empowering and hopeful part of the book will communicate how freedom is realized. The fourth part of the book is one that is very exciting to me! It will be insights from seasoned leaders with over 20 years of experience. They will convey their messages on how FREEDOM is REALIZED! How will this book be different? FIRST, it will have the statistical report from a survey, and SECOND, it contains this wonderful compilation of seasoned leaders giving their input. There has never been a book written from these perspectives. Please pray for me and this project as we labor to bring it to fruition very soon.
First Presentation of the Freedom Realized Project information! Presented at the Restored Hope Network HOPE 2016 Conference in Orland Park, IL. This presentation provides a glimpse into some of the initial statistics (1989-1999) from the First Stone Ministries Effectiveness Survey to be shared in the Freedom Realized book and report.
Video Book Update
Following are Messages on “Freedom Realized” by Stephen Black
“Freedom Realized!” Message at Redeemer Church. Utica, NY, May 5, 2013
Pure Passion Testimony: Freedom from Homosexuality to Holiness to Helping Others!