Thursday, October 4, 2012

Review of Unglued: 

Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions

by Lysa TerKeurst


Raw emotions are those feelings we hide from others but take out on those we love most. We may exhibit patience and kindness when talking with the grocery clerk, a co-worker, even the difficult person at the returns counter; but, at home, sometimes the smallest, most trivial things set women off, sparking an angry word, cruel comment behind someone's back, or a flood of tears. All women experience these 'unglued feelings' at times, often when they least expect it. These emotions are not wrong, in fact they are God-given. However, our emotions should be indicators not dictators. Each experience is an opportunity to either fall back into patterns that make us wallow in guilt or chose more wisely and make progress. TerKeurst equips women with spiritual strategies to help them manage their reactions. It's one thing to tell a woman to control her feelings but a whole new kind of help to show her step by step how to let this situation work for her rather than against her.
My review of Unglued:
Have you had one of those days where you wake up, feeling good, and ready for the day....and then.....those big words!  Your kids are fighting, the dog chewed your phone cord, and your car won't start and you come UNGLUED?   I hate to admit it, but I have certainly had those days.     Lysa gives practical, spiritual tools in her book for women to use when these events cause to explode or say something unkind when we're just stressed   We don't actually mean those words.  Do you ever feel jealous of other women who seem to have it all together?   Do you ever have "negative inside chatter" going on in your head that cause you to come unglued?    Do you get to rest, truly rest, on your Sabbath?
Lysa encourages us to use scripture, prayer, examples from other godly women, and positive self-talk as tools in these times.     I definitely can relate to all of the situations in Lysa's book which cause women to come unglued.   I am a "work in progress" and "God isn't finished with me yet."   Read Lysa's book if this sounds like a book that you also need.     It felt like I was sitting on the porch swing having coffee with a true friend who cares about me and knows what is hurting me as I read.    


About the Author:
Lysa TerKeurst is a New York Times bestselling author and speaker who helps everyday women live an adventure of faith through following Jesus Christ. As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa has led thousands to make their walk with God an invigorating journey. For over 15 years, her message has enabled women to:

Make the Bible come alive whenever you read it.
Discover how to develop inner peace and security in any situation.
Replace doubt, regret, and envy with truth, confidence, and praise.
Stop unhealthy cycles of striving and learn to love who you are.
Sense God responding to your prayers.

In the midst of her busy schedule, Lysa is an everyday woman who simply seeks to glorify God through her life and family. She and her husband, Art, reside near Charlotte, North Carolina, with their five priority blessings named Jackson, Mark, Hope, Ashley, and Brooke.
Visit Lysa at her websites:   http://www.lysaterkeurst.com and http://www.Ungluedbook.com.
I received a free copy of this book from netgalley.com and the publisher, Zondervan, in exchange for my honest review.   

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