Freebird

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FREEBIRD

“Our work has the potential to transform both us and

the world, a pretty powerful combination. Freebird is

one of the most winsome and deep reads in how to

make both possible. Rick weaves a compelling story

that helps us center our work in the right place in

our lives, which ripples out in seismic waves. If you

are ready to consider God’s purpose for your work,

I think this book may be one of the most helpful

places to start.”

NANCY ORTBERG

DIRECTOR OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT/

ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTANT

“The stress of modern work often leaves us wanting

more peace, confidence, and fulfillment. Freebird’s

entertaining characters discuss real-world answers

to find a lasting sense of protection, pleasure, and

purpose. This book shows us that we can do more

than cope, survive, or escape. We can live free.”

JOE GAGE, JR.

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES/

MERCY HEALTH

“I didn’t know what to expect when I first started to

read Freebird. Truth is, I had very few expectations

at all. I sure didn’t expect God to use a work of fiction

to give me profound and meaningful insights for

my life. But that’s exactly what happened! Freebird

takes us through a golf-course conversation to unpack

simple but profound insights into how to have a

more meaningful life. What’s unique is how Freebird

unpacks and develops those insights—never rushing,

always allowing space for us to walk our own journey

of discovery. This is a book that I will reflect on for

years to come.”

REAGAN DIXON

PRESIDENT/LUMINATE

“Smart businesspeople can answer tough questions

about their customers, corporate strategy, and financial

statements. The one query that stumps them

most every time is: “What do you deeply want for

your life?” Through engaging and sometimes hilarious

dialogue, the characters in Freebird hold up a

mirror as you read and help you see your work and

calling with clearer perspective. I’ll be handing this

book to clients and friends who find themselves at a

career crossroads.”

TED BEASLEY

CEO/EMERGENT EXECS

“As a person in the employment business (I’ve owned

an executive search firm for fourteen years), I’ve read

numerous books on how the workplace affects our

quality of life. I put Freebird toward the very top of

that list. It was such an easy-flowing read. I’m a slow

reader, and I consider it a big accomplishment if I finish

a book in two or three weeks. I finished this book

in two or three days! I just didn’t want to put it down.

Not only have I already recommended Freebird to

many, but I personally got a ton of value out of it. In

a very healthy way, this book has helped reveal just

how much I rely on myself and how little I rely on God

for my protection. Since my faith is a primary part of

my life, I am sincerely grateful to have this blindside

exposed.”

KEN KUZNIA

CEO/POINT-BLANK RECRUITING, INC.

“After reading Freebird, I had two equally strong

thoughts. My first thought was that it’s a great story

that draws you in. The cat-and-mouse dialogue and

short chapters keep you turning the pages and anticipating

more. My second thought was that it has

a lot of real-world wisdom that we desperately need

in the workplace. Freebird weaves the wisdom of

Solomon into the practical, real-life issues of work

stress, our sense of purpose, and our desire to find

pleasure in the work we do. The first nine holes are

fun, and they set up a wisdom that goes even deeper

on the back nine.”

JOHN BURKE

LEAD PASTOR/GATEWAY CHURCH, AUSTIN, TEXAS

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