Book Reviews

Me: A Compendium

The graphics on each page of this book are adorable. It would make a great present for an elementary age child. The book originally caught my eye because I was looking for some narrative writing prompts for a class I am teaching. I received this book from Blogging for Books in return for my honest review. It is a high-quality, thin hardcover book, and it has a whimsical vibe that is really fun.

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Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst

I really wanted to dive into this book faster, but the truth is that the topic is not a fun one to think about. I procrastinated a lot. I know this book is ultimately about being invited by God, which is a beautiful thought. It is about a shift in perspective — but first, it does take some reflection that might be hard. Christianity isn’t for wimps, right? Here is the publisher’s description.

The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ’s powerful love.

In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection—from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.

With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa helps readers: • Release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process their hurt.

• Know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady their soul and restore their confidence.

• Overcome the two core fears that feed our insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging.

• Stop feeling left out and start believing that “set apart” does not mean “set aside.”

• End the cycle of perceived rejection by refusing to turn a small incident into a full blown issue.

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Lysa TerKeurst tackles a hard topic well and does not shy away from sharing her own personal experiences. This book was sent to me by Book Look Bloggers in return for my honest review.

Have a great week!

xoxo Teresa

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