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Sunday, March 5, 2023

About the Book

Book: A Life Set Free

Author: Rena Groot

Genre: Non-Fiction

Release date: 2019

A Life Set Free was carried in my heart for years before I finally had the courage to write it. It was written under a mosquito net in China. The final editing took place at a guest house in Israel. It is filled with stories from God sparing my life to leading me on incredible adventures as an ambassador with “The Department of Eternal Affairs” to so many cool places ~ Haiti, a jungle village in Belize, the Ghetto in NYC, behind the Iron Curtain in Poland and Romania, Israel, China, Thailand, Mexico, Canada, Africa, and Greece. It is a story of God’s love and faithfulness.

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About the Author

My name is Rena Groot and I am honored you have chosen to take a moment of your life to read this. I am an artist, author, have a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Religious Education from the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary in Cochrane, Alberta. I have been a teacher in Canada and China, a tour manager from the Rockies to the Pacific, a missionary to the ends of the Earth, a mom of four ~ and best of all, a child of God.

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Why did I write this book? Because I had to. I wrote it for me…but God wanted me to share it with the world…with you…so you could be encouraged and know that God loves you…more than you can possibly imagine.


I enjoyed how authentic the author is as she shares  her life . Her story is a strong message that God never leaves us and has a plan for our life. She goes through things as a child that are heartbreaking, yet she realized that  it helped her to have compassion for children. She understands what it feels like to be abandoned, abused and pushed aside. Each piece of her story began to fit as God shows her that her testimony will help others. I understood exactly how she felt when she so wanted a family that loved her. She wanted to be a happy  child who spent time with her family making memories. 

I appreciate her wisdom and how each step in her journey brought her a teaching moment. I liked when she said, “The life  decisions we make obviously have a profound effect on our lives.”  We all have choices to make and sometimes we may not make wise ones. The author encourages readers to pray  and wait on God. I found myself getting excited about the transformation the author went through and how she is following God as she spreads compassion, hope and God’s unconditional love. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, March 5

Texas Book-aholic, March 6

Locks, Hooks and Books, March 7

deb’s Book Review, March 8

An Author’s Take, March 9

Lots of Helpers, March 9

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, March 10

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, March 11

Cover Lover Book Review, March 12

Lily’s Book Reviews, March 13

For Him and My Family, March 14

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 15

Lights in a Dark World, March 16

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, March 17

Vibrant Wings by Valerie, March 18

Mary Hake, March 18


To celebrate her tour, Rena is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. 


  1. Thank you for sharing the great review.

  2. Thank you for the review.

  3. There were a lot of gems in this book.

  4. Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a great book! Love the cover!

  5. Rena Groot has the cutest children's book "Bubs Bunny Goes to Camp". My kids love it.