Rough Road To Freedom Paperback

A Memoir

by Neil T. Anderson;

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Rough Road To Freedom

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With refreshing honestly and his usual wit and wisdom, author of 'Victory Over the Darkness', 'The Bondage Breaker' and President of Freedom In Christ Ministries, Neil T. Anderson, opens the curtains to his childhood, his early career as an engineer and the beginnings of his ministry adventures.

Neil guides you through his life's journey and shows you how he became the man he is today. 'Freedom In Christ' fans will cherish these memoirs, as will anyone who appreciates a good autobiography. Neil T. Anderson tells his story in this autobiographical story of a poor farmer's boy who grow up to change millions of lives.

Rough Road To Freedom by Neil T. Anderson was published by Lion Hudson in September 2012 and is our 7199th best seller. The ISBN for Rough Road To Freedom is 9780857212948.

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Neil Anderson comes from a poor farming background. A fun-loving, sports-crazy child, no one suspected that he would eventually become a pastor, complete five degrees, write sixty books and found a global ministry. He served in the US Navy before completing his degree in electrical engineering, then worked as an aerospace engineer before sensing a call to ministry. He spent years in church ministry before becoming a seminary professor, finally leaving to start Freedom in Christ Ministries.

'God put a burden on my heart to see captives set free and their emotional wounds healed. But my early education was steeped in western rationalism. It has taken me years to discover the reality of the spiritual world, and learn to be guided by the Holy Spirit. Over the years I have heard people say, "I can't peg you." To which I respond, "Try Christian.'" Freedom In Christ Ministries exists to equip the church to help people become fully alive, free in Christ.
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Dedication and Acknowledgements
1. Learning to be Trustworthy
2. Called into Ministry
3. Forgetting What Lies Behind
4. Ministry 101
5. Struck Down
6. God’s Ministry of Darkness
7. The Whole Gospel
8. A New Identity
9. The Truth Encounter
10. Paradigm Shifts
11. Brokenness
12. The Dark Side
13. Fresh Wind
14. Moving On
15. Corporate Conflict Resolution
16. Growing Pains
17. Recovery in Christ
Afterword: Discipleship Counseling Training


‘Neil Anderson’s gifted insights into the reality of spiritual warfare scratched an itch and brought healing that had eluded the mainstream church. ‘Rough Road to Freedom’ will be an inspiration, a book that helps one understand that the victorious Christian life has already been procured by Jesus Christ and is ours for the taking.’ - Jerry Rankin, President Emeritus, International Mission Board, SBC.

‘We have always been grateful for being part of Freedom in Christ Ministries... Neil is a man of integrity, living out his freedom in Christ. We’re sure the Lord looks at Neil’s life so far and says, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’ - Jerry and Sally Friesen.

‘Neil and Freedom in Christ Ministries have impacted all of us in Community Bible Study. We are so grateful for the way our Lord has used Neil to help equip us as servant leaders. I highly recommend this book: it summarises a lifetime of walking in obedience to His will and purpose. You will grow spiritually as you read these biblical principles lived out to His glory.’ - Camilla L. Seabolt, CEO/Executive Director of Community Bible Study.

‘Our lives have been forever changed by the road to freedom that Neil took. For years we have witnessed first-hand in Asia the liberating power of the message of freedom in Christ. It is thrilling to read how God used the experiences that shaped Neil’s life to bring forth the transforming message of freedom to so many people around the world.’ - Dr. Rick and Laurel Langston, East Africa School of Theology, Singapore, and Campus Crusade for Christ.

‘A truly inspiring story that reads like a movie script, and yet it’s real and true. This testimony of a life transformed is a must read.’ - Arnold J. Enns, President of COICOM.

‘Neil Anderson’s life journey - as he discovered the truth that sets people free, and learned how to communicate this to others - will inspire you.’ - Colin Urquhart, founder of Kingdom Faith.

‘Rough Road to Freedom chronicles biblical insights about our new identity as children of God. My friends and patients have been renewed in their faith as I have shared what I have learned from the many FICM resources.’ - George A, Hurst, MD, FACP, FCCP, Director Emeritus, University of Texas Health Science Centre.

‘This book is a jewel. We catch a glimpse of the man behind the movement, and praise God for the remarkable  fruit that resulted. Whenever God’s people implement his biblical teachings with genuine repentance, authentic faith and diligent follow-through, the lasting results are remarkable!’ - Chuck Mylander, EFM Director.

‘Inspiring and challenging. Neil’s rediscovery of these biblical truths - of truth encounter and our identity in Christ - has changed and liberated countless lives spiritually and emotionally, and transformed my perspective and my practice of spiritual warfare ministry. You will be enlightened and blessed by Neil’s story.’ - Dr. Paul L. King, Associate Professor at Oral Roberts University.

‘I have used Neil’s Steps to Freedom in my teaching at Liberty University, and I have outlined his steps in my writings. Praise God for Neil Anderson’s contribution to the Christian church, and for his awesome ministry.’ - Dr. Elmer L. Towns, Co-founder and Vice President, Liberty University.

‘So many counselors deal only with symptoms, but Neil helps us find healing for the causes of emotional and spiritual problems. His memoirs show that he did not write from an ivory tower, but from the context of his own participation in the battle in which we are all engaged.’ - Dr. Timothy Warner, Former Director of Professional  Doctoral Programs, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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EDEN ARTICLE: Neil T. Anderson asks

“I still wonder, “why me?” I certainly did not plan this amazing adventure.” Neil is surprisingly humble about his astonishing life achievements. But the most humbling confession within this book comes with his philosophy for ministry. Never before have I heard anyone admit this. In the forward Neil confesses “I have never advertised or sought to market ‘Freedom In Christ Ministries’. I have never sought a position in ministry. I have never gone where I haven’t been invited. I have never tried to raise support for this ministry, or charged for my services. All my individual counselling has been free.”

No income? I’m sure Neil lives in comfort, but to hear he never does anything to further his ministries revenue is some-what counter-clockwise in today’s money driven culture. How did ‘Freedom In Christ’ become an internationally renowned course, used by millions?

“Freedom In Christ has offices around the world and many representatives, but doesn’t own anything. We raise our own support, and rent our facilities. I will not spend a minute of my time to keep this ministry afloat.” Not only does Neil refuse payment, but he also neglects the financial needs of the ministry. Usually a ministry hangs on the coattails of an inspirational leader, releasing a best-selling book each year creating a regular cash flow. So without help from Neil how does it even exist?

Neil continues, “I believe parachurch ministries like the one I founded are meant to come and go. The Church, however, will remain until the Lord comes back, which is why I remain committed to the local church.” You can either struggle to keep something from sinking or you can let it sink or float.
Without a marketing campaign, without a charismatic leader and without a big budget allows your gospel-driven vision to shine through. Neil’s philosophy of parachurch place makes perfect sense, focus on the work of the Church and nothing else. In fact I’m not sure if it was Neil’s idea. Paul surrendered himself for the gospel, giving everything he had leading missions through the world to spread the gospel.

Why you, Neil? I’ll tell you why. It’s because you are simply living the gospel. You won’t find any bigoted remarks or big-headed statements in Neil’s autobiography. Just his life story, as he followed Christ on an amazing adventure.


Neil T. Anderson recounts his rollercoaster ride through childhood, degrees and subsequent ministry. In nearly 300 pages of simple memoir, Neil explains how God has directed and supported him in his life and ministry. Reading the book, I was struck by Neil’s humility as he really does give all glory to God. The endorsements suggest that Neil Anderson’s ministry has reached far and wide, with his insights and expertise affecting thousands of people globally with the message of John 8.32 ‘the truth will set you free.’

Neil organises his memoirs into 17 chapters that help to make his message more than a simple narrative - rather, it is a helpful and constructive testimony of the ways in which God has worked in his life. If you find this book interesting, then there are plenty of other resources from Neil, who has authored or coauthored over 60 books.


Details for Rough Road To Freedom

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLion Hudson (September 2012)
Number of Pages272
Thickness18 mm
Height213 mm
Width137 mm
Product Code4037509
Page last updated 12th July 2018
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