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Ainful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical overWith biblical depth gut honest vulnerability and refreshing wit Lysa helps readersRelease the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God honoring ways to process their hurtKnow exactly what to pray. This is not a Gospel driven book Many Christian women authors today seem to want to use our depravity to make sure we know we re not alone and almost make us feel okay about our feelings however ungodly they may be This book is no exception to that While there were a few chapters that spoke to me by the end I just wanted so badly for her to use my sinfulness my depravity my lonely left out feelings to remind me of why I need Christ and drive me toward self forgetfulness and gospel centeredness Instead she tries to comfort the sinner in their sin adding to the self focus that s already rampant among Christian women in our present day

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For the next ten days to steady their soul and restore their confidenceOvercome the two core fears that feed our insecurities by understanding the secret of belongingStop feeling left out and start believing that set apart does not mean set asideEnd the cycle of perceived rejection by refusing to turn a small incident into a full blown iss. This book was great I d never heard of it but stumbled across it on display at the bookstore Parts of it were incredibly relatable for me some very familiar feelings and actions It gave me a lot to think about

Lysa TerKeurst ã 7 Review

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 loveIn Uninvited Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection from the incredibly p. 25 starsSo I m just going to go ahead and give you the bottom line right from the start I was rather disappointed in this bookI read The Best Yes by Lysa Terkheurst a while ago and I really found it helpful so I thought I d pick up her new book I generally think that Terkheurst is a good writer but this book really fell flat for me I think for a few reasons1 This was not a great time in my life to read this book I was trying to remember my own past rejections as I read and trying to evaluate whether the book would have been helpful to me in those times when I was feeling rejected in the past or when I face it again in the futurebut I really didn t get much out of it I can t tell if this is because the book really wasn t as helpful as it should have been or if it was just that I am not currently feeling rejected which might make it hard to relate to what she was saying2 The book didn t seem focused I felt like she was trying to be too broad with the subject of this book Feeling unlovedless than left out and lonely are pretty different problems in my opinion each of which probably deserves it s own book There are different types of rejection and I felt like she lumped them all together and tried to address them all at once I think we would have been better served as readers if she broke it down a little clearlyI probably should have just known she was going to try to tackle all this from the subtitle of the book but I went into this book thinking the topic was rejection because I heard Terkheurst speak about it before I picked it up However I kept losing track of what we were even talking about and I had to remind myself that Oh yeah this book is about rejection As a reader I find it annoying when I keep having to remind myself what the author is talking about It felt all over the place to me and I felt she was really stretching trying to make some of these topics fit under the umbrella of rejection It wasn t what I expected 3 I was frustrated at how she used Scripture in some places in this book To clarify I did like a lot of the verses she included and thought they could be helpful so I m not picking on every Scripture use in this book But there were a few places where I just thought huh For instance she has a chapter about abundance and scarcity I ve heard her speak on this before and it is an interesting psychological concept but she explained it poorly and over spiritualized it She included a uote that referenced the story of Joseph and the famine in the Bible and the uote implied that there was abundance in all the world before this not true there were at least a couple famines before Joseph Genesis 261 and then blamed all the scarcity in the land on Pharaoh which isn t an accurate representation of what happened at allIn another chapter she writes about Jesus being tempted in the wilderness but she talks about how Jesus was feeling rejected at this time and I don t know where she is getting that While I like the idea of applying Scripture when we are feeling rejected it was a stretch to use that story to illustrate her point The passage is talking about temptation not rejectionAnother example is when she is using the olive tree as an illustration in Chapter 15 talking about being crushed and how God can use that to bring about good in our lives but then she includes 2 Corinthians 48 which says we are pressed but not crushed Following that is a confusing monologue about being crushed but at the same time we re not crushed and I honestly had no idea what she was trying to say any The whole thing was self contradictoryAnd somewhat related she also used the words revelation and divine insights in a few places where she was really talking about her own insights and I didn t like that The Bible is our revelation from God and the only writing that is divinely inspired4 Too much romantic spiritual language This is a personal pet peeve but I get tired of the romantic analogies of our relationship with Jesus Jesus is our God not our boyfriend To reduce our speech about him to romantic terms takes away some of the power of the fact that we are loved and valued by the Creator of the UniverseSo for something positive Terkheurst s writing is engaging which is always a plus and her personal stories really add color to her topics This book missed the mark for me but I wouldn t say I didn t enjoy it at all Overall I know what she was trying to do in this book but it felt like too much bread not enough butter ie she was stretching too much out of her topic and definitely stretching with some of her Scripture applications Use discernment with her Scripture applications if you do read this one but I don t know I wouldn t say I recommend this book and honestly I don t know if I ll pick up another book by Terkheurst She lost some of my trust with point 3Note I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for a review This is my honest opinion


10 thoughts on “Uninvited

  1. says:

    This book was a little unfocused It seemed to touch on every topic and yet not really say anything To sum it up God loves you so you should live your life feeling loved If you don't feel loved that's a problem The solution? Know that God loves you Which isn't wrong it's just incredibly simplistic and not overly helpfulTerKeurst also took a few verses out of context and read into Bible stories a bit than I believe is wise There w

  2. says:

    25 starsSo I'm just going to go ahead and give you the bottom line right from the start I was rather disappointed in this bookI rea

  3. says:

    Oh my starsI wish I could have had this book a couple years ago It would have saved me so much hurt But I didn't and that's okay God brought me through and helped me work through it In her book Mrs TerKeurst walks through how to overcome the pain of past or present rejection and how to in turn live loved If you've ever tasted that bitter sting of being rejected I strongly recommend you pick this book up As she points out

  4. says:

    Just What I neededThis book touched me so personally that I am in tears It was like the author was speaking directly to me

  5. says:

    This is one of those highlight every other sentence and re read every month type books I think everyone who has ever walked the earth has dealt with rejection in one form or another Rejection can be devastating and crippling It is s

  6. says:

    This is not a Gospel driven book Many Christian women authors today seem to want to use our depravity to make sure we know we're not alone and almost make us feel okay about our feelings however ungodly they may be This book is no exception to that While there were a few chapters that spoke to me by the end I just wanted so badly for her to use my sinfulness my depravity my lonely left out feelings to remind me of why I need Christ and dri

  7. says:

    This book was great I'd never heard of it but stumbled across it on display at the bookstore Parts of it were incredibly relatable for me some very familiar feelings and actions It gave me a lot to think about

  8. says:

    If you have ever felt rejected left out cast aside or even simply feel unloved at times this book will have something that will help you feel loved and will help your emotional pain heal as you learn to accept God's love for you and his forgiveness This was an easy read and I loved how organized the book was I wo

  9. says:

    My feelings about Uninvited can best be summed up with a dispassionate meh it was alright Lysa TerKeurst's writing style didn't do

  10. says:

    I skipped many paragraphs Her writing style doesn't captivate me and to be honest her experience of being rejected didn't compare to the depths of what many of us experience I appreciate the concept though But I was disappointed This is the third book of hers that I have read and haven't been captivated I think the cover art was pretty and the title and subject matter is what made we want to read it