This was a very good read! I love her sense of humor! It helped me learn to have a different perspective on how to deal with stress. Could read this again and probably get something I didn't the first time. helped me to understand I need to quit stuffing and deal with things before they become too much. I felt the book was speaking directly too me.
Love it! Love it! Love it! Lysa you are my new best friend. I saw the title for several months, and laughed because the woman had her head in a purse. I saw the title again and read some inserts_.wow! I thought, this woman is peaking in my window. I kept returning to this title and its inserts, then it hit me_this woman writes like I talk and feel. I bought the book and Lord behold, there I was on almost every single page. And the pages I was not on, well all I can say to those are "been there and done that". At the tender age of 61 I too am STILL working on all these issues, especially the stuffing and the "rock" throwing part. You have put your pen to paper just for me. I also have the audio book which I have now listened to 3 times (it's a 45min drive to work/45min drive home), so you really are my new best friend. Unglued, what a title! To the young ladies, to the mature ladies, to moms, to grand moms if you genuinely want to understand who you really are this is a requirement read book. Just so you know, me and some of my stuffer, over reacting, bump into my happy, emotional, unglued girl friends are going to study this book. Thanks for talking out loud about my (our) Ungluedness.
"Unglued" by Lysa TerKeurst is a phenomenal book that helps women learn to make wise choices when confronted with their own raw emotions. Drawing on her own personal experience and biblical teaching, she shares what she has learned (and is learning) about submitting her emotions to the power of Jesus.
She addresses the fact that our emotions are God-given; our emotions help us to feel, connect, and experience life. But so often, women in particular are vulnerable to allow our emotions to run our lives. One truth that TerKeurst draws out in this book is that "God gave [us] emotions so [we] could experience life, not destroy it" (p. 16). This book is a fantastic manual to help women of all ages and stages experience "imperfect progress", which she defines as "slow steps of progress wrapped in grace" (p. 14).
Of especial importance are the chapters that help the reader define what kind of unglued you are. She explores four different types, two that stuff their emotions and two that explode with emotions, and offers sound biblical truth to help you on your journey of imperfect progress. One of my favorite quotes from the book comes from the chapter entitled "I Need a Procedure Manual": "The human soul is designed to recognize and respond to the calm assurance of Jesus. When I am in an unglued place, I can invite a power beyond my own into the situation by simply speaking His name. I don't have to know what to do. I don't have to have all the answers. I don't have to remember everything I learned in Bible study last week. I just have to remember one thing, one name--Jesus" (p.110-111).
This book was absolutely outstanding. TerKeurst has an easy writing style that makes the material easily accessible. The subject matter is a neglected one that desperately needs to be discussed in the church. She does a wonderful job with balancing her own experiences and stories with what the Bible says about handling emotions. While there are no study questions at the back of the book, there is a companion DVD study which would be helpful for small groups to go through the material. I highly recommend this book!
(I've received this complimentary book through the Book Sneeze program in exchange for a review. A positive review was not required and the views expressed in my review are strictly my own.)