One of the best books I read during the Autumn this year is Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst. As an introvert with baggage, I’ve often felt on the outside in most areas of life, but especially within the church. This book has encouraged me in ways that nothing else has. There is no shame within the pages, just solid, encouraging nuggets of truth for the mind and spirit.
Just look below at a few of the screenshots I took while reading Uninvited on my Kindle app.
That word POTENTIAL is cropping all over the different books that I have been reading. When that happens, I know that God is speaking to me.
This book, Uninvited, is one of my top 5 books of 2016. It was sent to me in ebook form by BookLookBloggers a division of HarperCollins Publishing, in exchange for a review. Since I typically get bogged down taking notes when reading a book that impacts me like this one, I bought the audiobook and listened to it. That helped me FINISH it, then I continued reading the ebook slowing, taking notes and spending time processing.
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 love.
In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection—from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.
With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa helps readers: • Release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process their hurt. • Know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady their soul and restore their confidence. • Overcome the two core fears that feed our insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging. • Stop feeling left out and start believing that “set apart” does not mean “set aside.” • End the cycle of perceived rejection by refusing to turn a small incident into a full blown issue.