Friday, October 4, 2013

Unglued - a book review

My mind is unglued most of the time I think. Reading this book made me feel not so alone in my ungluedness. It also gave me hope that there was a way to glue my mind back together. It also gave me a stockpile of helpers to get me through those unglued moments.
 ...hope and healing for women struggling to make wise choices in the midst of their raw emotions. She shows how to positively process reactive emotions that come from situations all women face daily.

Lysa has an amazing way of sharing Biblical truths without making you feel ignorant or making your brain hurt from trying to wrap your mind around it. Reading this book felt like sitting on the front porch with a friend and talking about the latest challenges of life.

She touched on the topic of labels and how we label ourselves and how we imagine others label us, takes it's toll on our emotions and our ungluedness. Lysa asked whether we are trying to prove ourselves or improve ourselves in each moment. That was an amazing thought to take through each day.  She reminded us to keep the Sabbath, even if it's only a couple of hours. Lysa also tells a little tale about the book cover photo. I thought it reminded me of searching for that missing item in my purse (you'll have to read it to find out what she says).

Trying to determine my reaction type was a challenge. I realized that it depends on who I'm around and what the situation is about. Lysa nailed it on the head about the feeling that comes over you after you react. You realize that you could have handled that so much better. That you didn't allow the light of Christ to shine through you because you let your emotions control you instead of guide you. Even if you stuffed it instead of exploding. Reading this book really pounded into my head that my reactions will show the world my relationship with Christ. What I think is how I'll live.

I would recommend this book to every lady out there, especially moms and wives. This would definitely make for an excellent study for any woman's group. Go grab yourself a copy or get one for that unglued friend of yours.

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