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September 28th, 2015

Losing the Fig Leaf

Losing the Leaf

Do you ever yearn to be free? Do you ever feel as if you’re hiding your true self? Do you long to throw off the covers and live life in glorious fullness?

Adam and Eve were made perfect in the image of God, joyously free to delight in life with Him and with one another. But this image was distorted and this freedom lost by their desire for independence when they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Ashamed, they fled to veil themselves from God and from each other, hiding among the garden’s trees and covering themselves with fig leaves.

And we are still hiding today, though some of the things we veil ourselves with may look a little different. In Losing the Fig Leaf, Nicki Copeland considers how we hide ourselves behind the six Ps of power and possessions, productivity and perfectionism, pretence and pastimes. Drawing on biblical wisdom and personal experience, she shows in practical ways how you can throw off your fig leaves, come out from among the trees and embrace the abundant life God has planned for you!

Review

“This book moved me, challenged me, inspired me and encouraged me … I cannot commend it highly enough.” Malcolm Duncan, author, pastor of Gold Hill Baptist Church

“This is a scrupulously honest book, full of spiritual insight and wise advice. It will speak to many who are longing to know and understand more of their worth in God’s eyes.” Dr Lucy Peppiatt, Principal, Westminster Theological Centre

“Nicki’s powerful vulnerability and insightful scriptural undergirding speaks so relevantly to us today.”Anne Calver, Baptist minister and author

About the Author

Nicki Copeland is a writer, speaker and copy editor, freelancing for a number of Christian publishers. She has recently been com-missioned by CWR to write for the daily devotional Inspiring Women Every Day in 2017. She is the author of Less than ordinary?

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