I have discovered over the years, that life can be challenging. God desires to sustain us as we look for "splashes of His grace" every day. My desire is that through posts, or book reviews, you may find something that points you to the grace of God, and that He ultimately will make a difference in your life.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Unglued Devotional by Lysa Terkeurst

How quickly do you become "unglued" when trying circumstances and situations arise? Are you trapped in an emotional cycle? Through this devotional, Lysa Terkeurst gives insight and wisdom into how to handle "life" through personal stories and examples of how God has taught her to handle these circumstances without becoming unglued!

Lysa wrote a best-selling book, Unglued, to encourage women to experience greater peace and calm in relationships.  The Unglued Devotional is a companion book that takes the reader on a 60-day journey toward emotional stability, which can be seen in everyday actions and in healthier personal relationships.

Each day includes a daily Scripture, thought for the day, the devotion (a "personal story" related to the topic), and a closing prayer.  Unlike other devotionals I've read, Lysa does not necessarily expound on Scripture, but rather, her devotional uses situational examples for the reader to identify with.  The "Thought for the Day" was a concise statement that encouraged the reader to step back and realize who she is or can be with the Lord's help. These daily readings enable the reader to pause, look at the problem clearly, and then evaluate what your response should be, rather than reacting as you always have.

To me, the book could be helpful, but it was not what I expected as a typical "devotional".  It was more of a collection of stories (perhaps even taken directly from the book, Unglued) with the thought, verse, and prayer tagged on. I think most women will identify with these stories and will benefit from the encouragement to be more in control of their emotions and reactions in order to live their lives in the way God intended, but perhaps just reading the book could do that.

I received this book from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review.

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