Book Review: Throw It Down: Leaving Behind Behaviors and Dependencies that Hold You Back

In Throw It Down: Leaving Behind Behaviors and Dependencies that Hold You Back, Jud Wilhite challenges believers to evaluate the struggles in their lives biblically and seek to surrender themselves fully to the work of the God who saves.  This is a very personal book for Wilhite in which he shares his own struggles in this area. 

Throw It Down is a challenging book, which consists of testimonies of struggle and victory interlaced with a biblical argument for freedom.  Wilhite relies primarily on the people of Israel’s journey out of Egypt in the Exodus as a parallel to a believer’s journey from dependency to freedom.  The New Testament applications of the Exodus narrative, such as Jesus being the Passover Lamb, help to ground this story in the message of the gospel.

Wilhite continually drives his readers back to an utter dependence on the power of God through the work of the Holy Spirit to lead them to victory from the places of struggle in their lives.  This is an excellent book that effectively leads readers to embrace the power of the Holy Spirit, who sets prisoners free due to the death of Christ on the cross to purchase their freedom.  This is a call to walk in freedom from addiction and struggle that is very practical in nature yet grounded in biblical truth.