Thursday, January 31, 2013

Unglued Devotional by Lysa TerKeurst: A Review


I recently received a copy of Lysa TerKeurst's Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress, a companion to her book Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions, and I could not put it down.  What should have taken 60 days took me less than a week to read.

The book consists of sixty 2-3 page sections, each with a scripture passage, thought for the day, devotion, and prayer.  Through each devotion, the author shows readers how to be responders rather than reactors in emotionally charged situations.  Through the pages of this book, Ms. TerKeurst reveals that it is possible to experience irritations, criticism, and disappointment without becoming emotionally unglued.

This book was easy to read and hard to put down: it really resonated with me.  I tend to react emotionally no matter the situation, good or bad, and time and again I found myself nodding along and adding a "preach-it, sister" or two with Lysa's words as they struck home.  Lysa gave practical tips and suggestions for maintaining control in trying situations as well as real life examples of unglued moments in her own life.  Overall, this book gave me hope.  It opened my eyes to the possibility of living out from under the tyranny of my emotions, as well as offering grace in the face of the inevitable slip-ups.

I would recommend Unglued Devotional as a daily source of inspiration to anyone who finds herself coming unglued in the face of adversity.  And let's face it--that's just about everyone.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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