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:
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This book could apply to anyone who is looking at their life and want to improve their reactions and behaviors to everyday living.
I run to this book every time I have an issue with my husband, mother, siblings, friends, teachers, really anyone that I wrestle with. Lysa gives such amazing advice on how to handle both the everyday and the tough situations with grace and mercy.
I have recommended this audiobook to several of my friends already. I am on my second listen and appreciate the sound biblical reminders the book offers when emotions rise and my own thoughts begin to prevail. It has served as a wonderful redirecting of my thoughts back to God's perspective.
I liked Lysa's vulnerability which she reveals throughout the book. I do not believe I would have stuck with the subject matter had I not believed she actually lived life like the rest of the world.
Of course it is much more enjoyable to listen to the author herself reading how she felt in those particular moments she is sharing. I think the impact can be greater on the listener.
It brought up some memories and examples within my own mind of my life and how much I have to be ready to practice "soul integrity" as she calls it - Godly honesty all of the time in every relationship. I was particularly drawn to her explanation and examples of putting up barriers vs. setting boundaries. I did smile and relate numbers of times with her examples.
I think this is a REAL girl's book. I would recommend it to any girl/woman who wants to be honest with herself and others and follow a God of honesty and truth.
I am enjoying this book so much that I bought it in audio and both in paperback and on my kindle too. It is one I will read over and over. It is as if it was written just for me.
I am very pleased that Lisa read her own book for the audio, as I enjoy hearing the authors narrating their own books instead of someone else.
Lisa is so real and honest in this book, as she is in Made to Crave (another one of her books that is fabulous.
Keep up the good work, Lisa. I really enjoy your books.
I'm a working mom, full time student, and a step mom so I frequently come unglued. I had come to a point in my life where I said to God, "what now Lord?! What do I do?!" I began to listen to this book and ever since I started it, my thinking has been transformed and I have seen the effects of this book in life and marriage. If you have ever felt unglued then please get this book! you won't be disappointed!
If you are a person who struggles with bouts of frenzied negative emotion, Lisa does a great job helping you get to the possible underlying causes, and how to arm yourself with God's word to begin keeping those emotions in check! Definitely a book I will share with others, and return to myself!
I love how Lysa is so open to sharing with us all about her short comings and struggles in order to better help us in the same areas. If you are an emotional person (exploder or stuffer) this book helps to open our eyes and point us to Christ! Definitely worth the read and I know it can help anyone who reads it. Lysa also does a great job reading it and she is able to get you into the emotion she is feeling because she is also the author. I recommend to anyone looking to become more grounded in their faith!
I found Lisa's words insightful, uplifting, and helpful. This is just one of the many books I am reading to break the cycle of yelling and not listening to my kids. my goal is to change the behavior I grew up with. It is an everyday struggle. I love Lisa's words "imperfect progress". I think she has a beautiful perspective on using scripture to help replace the thoughts that are lies. In some ways she does a little CBT and mindfulness. The practice of observing and not reacting, questioning and challenging our pattern of thought, and exposing our hurt for what it is, while stepping back and improving everytime we come unglued. Very helpful from a Christian perspective.
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