Friday, May 10, 2013
"Unglued" Book Review
Lysa TerKeurst’s “Unglued Devotional” is great for busy moms who need a daily reminder of how to stay calm during chaos, and to praise the Lord instead of complaining to Him.
Although she does have a book out titled “Unglued: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Raw Emotions”, this is not a companion book, but a devotional that stands on its own. I have not read her book but still enjoyed the devotional.
There are “60 days of imperfect progress”, as the subtitle says, with each day being only two or three pages each, and since the book itself is only about 4x6, it doesn’t take much time to read, which I‘m sure is intentional.
Lysa seems very real and transparent, not ashamed to use her own life experiences and failures as the example of what not to do. I like that her focus is on Scripture, which she always turns to for wisdom. Personal advice or examples are nice, but without the gospel, every effort at doing the right thing or having the right attitude is just hypocritical. So she takes us to the Source of hope.
I would not consider this devotional theologically deep, or extremely thought-provoking, but I also realize I’m not a mother and so am not in the same season of life as the author is. However, I still enjoyed reading it each morning, and usually found a little gem to "take home" with me.
I received a copy of this book through Booksneeze.com in exchange for this honest review and was not compelled to give a positive review.