Hey everyone. There's a really cool encouraging resource out there called Unshackled.
It's a dramatized radio program that has a bunch of audio stories of people who have become born again in Christ. It provides their story before and after they came to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.
A short snippet that I took from the Unshackled website, Unshackled.org, says the following:
"Real people...real life stories...stirring, dramatic accounts of hopelessness, and the hope that changes everything. "UNSHACKLED!" the award-winning radio drama from Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago, grips the heart with compelling and relevant stories of transformed lives.
Without Jesus Christ, we are all shackled by sin — by our wrong choices, disobedience and selfish motives. But God is at work, and the power of Christ sets us free of our bondage. We are... "UNSHACKLED!""
The website is a little out of date, actually it's beyond out of date, and so are the downloads on the site, but you can still access them via the VLC app on Android.
A super convenient way to access the recordings is by way of an app called tunein. The app can be downloaded onto iPhone and Android devices. You can also access the Unshackled episodes on a browser at tunein.com. Simply type "unshackled", hit enter then the episodes will pop up.
This program was one of the first programs I used to (and still do) listen to when I first became born again. It brings back great memories.
When I was in Chicago a few months back, my son and I went to visit the Pacific Garden Mission where they record the program. We had such a great time.
Whether you have a relationship with Jesus or not, I encourage you to listen to these audio testimonies. You will be highly encouraged and if you don't have a relationship with Jesus, they will make you think and wonder why you don't.
Resource locations are:
- Pacific Garden Mission PGM
- Unshackled Home Page
- Unshackled Archives
- tunein Website
- tunein apps for IOS and Android go to Mac App Store or Google Play Store