A growing force in the world of Christian Women’s Empowerment is local wife, mother, blogger, public speaker, adjunct professor, entrepreneur and now author, Margo Woodward.

Her first book, “BREAK FREE & LIVE!” is set to release March 3, and is aimed to inspire not just women, but anyone who is ready to break free from the chains that prevent them from living their best life.

“The different chains that the book discusses in detail are fear, envy, anger, insecurity, guilt and others,” Woodward said. “What makes it such a great read is there are so many issues that hold us back that we don’t even talk about or that we aren’t even aware of.”

The description of each chain includes the way that they manifest themselves in people’s lives and the scripture to meditate on in order to break free. Woodward was motivated to write this book after the death of her mother in Jan. 2018.

“At that time, the Lord began to walk me through my own freedom journey,” Woodward said. “That is when the Lord really began to show me these issues that were holding me back that I wasn’t even aware of.”

The chains she carried throughout her life prevented her from being happy and really living.

“I didn’t know about them until the Lord began to walk me through my own freedom journey,” Woodward said. “At the same time, he placed it on my heart to write this book to show others what I learned.”

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“The only thing that can set us free from the chains that hold us back is the word of God,” Woodward said. “Throughout the entire book there is scripture that not only will help you identify what your particular issues are, but the word of God is the truth that will ultimately change our minds and allow us to live the life Christ died for us to live.”

The 120-page ebook will be available for purchase and download at margowoodward.com March 3.

Woodward graduated with honors in 2015 with a bachelor’s in communication from Rogers State University.

She is returning to the school Thursday to promote the book, answer questions and give away a free copy of the ebook.

Those interested in learning more about the book and getting a free copy are encouraged to visit the RSU Bookstore from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.