Book Review | Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst

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Book Review | Unglued by Lysa TerKeurstUnglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst
Published by Zondervan on August 7, 2012
Genres: Christian, Faith, Nonfiction
Pages: 208
Source: Own Book, Purchased


God gave us emotions to experience life, not destroy it! Lysa TerKeurst admits that she, like most women, has had experiences where others bump into her happy and she comes emotionally unglued. We stuff, we explode, or we react somewhere in between. What do we do with these raw emotions? Is it really possible to make emotions work for us instead of against us? Yes, and in her usual inspiring and practical way, Lysa will show you how. Filled with gut-honest personal examples and biblical teaching, Unglued will equip you to: Know with confidence how to resolve conflict in your important relationships. Find peace in your most difficult relationships as you learn to be honest but kind when offended. Identify what type of reactor you are and how to significantly improve your communication. Respond with no regrets by managing your tendencies to stuff, explode, or react somewhere in between. Gain a deep sense of calm by responding to situations out of your control without acting out of control.

Book Review for Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst

Unglued:  Making Wise Choices In The Midst Of Raw Emotions —  This is a self-help book to help you through life and to think about making wise choices.    Every woman in this world has imperfect progress.  We, as women think we lack control and sometimes destroy our relationships.  I know we all experience short-temper, shame, fear, and frustration.  The information this book gives us why we come Unglued is because we have bad emotions, we feel broken and very Unglued

I  am sure we all have been on the receiving end of unglued behavior and to experience that painful sting of disrespect that makes you want to hurt the one who hurt you.  You start thinking that the emotional demands keep coming, unrelenting security, wondering if anyone appreciates you.  You feel tired, stressed, and hormonal plus wonders how this behavior can be fixed.    Well, girls, we won’t ever be fixed, but having the hope of imperfect progress does the body good.  We all will still mess up and the changes wouldn’t come instantly, but I believe we girls think if we don’t make instant progress, then real change isn’t coming.  The beautiful reality is called Imperfect Progress, which this book helps you through. 

Here is how it will work:  Imperfect changes are slow steps of progress wrapped in grace…imperfect progress.  Here is something the author wrote that you might want to write down to help you get through this imperfect progress through life.

Progress.  Just make progress.  It’s okay to have setbacks and the need for do-overs.  It’s okay to draw a line in the sand and start over again — and again.  Just make sure you’re moving the line forward.  Move forward.  Take baby steps, but at least take steps that keep you from being stuck.  Then change will

So, I say continue to read this entire book to help you have hope for imperfect progress.  I know you will get there and this book will have some of your answers, probably not all the answers.

I read this book several years ago, but I am working on adding all books that I read with the yearly reading challenges that Goodreads does every year.  I originally read this book with a bible study group back in 2013.  It was a very awesome book to read.  I will be putting the above message somewhere so I can remember this.  Since it has been a while, I may read it again sometime.  Lysa TerKeurst is one of my favorite Christian authors.  This book gave you a way to make wise choices when you are in the season of not making wise choices.

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About Lysa TerKeurst

Meet the Author

Lysa TerKeurst lives in North Carolina with her husband, five children, three dogs, and a mouse that refuses to leave her kitchen.

She is a New York Times bestselling author and national speaker who helps everyday women live an adventure of faith.  She is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and is the best-selling author of Uninvited, The Best Yes, Unglued, Made to Crave, and It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way.


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