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Publisher's Summary

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 listeners:

  • 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 10 days to steady their souls 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

©2016 Lysa TerKeurst (P)2016 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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Life changing!

It is hard to put into words how well this book spoke to my heart. My favorite part were the chapters on Abigail & "me too"and the one describing the importance of going through the pain, not always trying to numb it. Thank you to Lysa for sharing some of the deepest parts of her heart. This gave me renewed hope.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Reflective and Realistic

Loved it from chapter one to seventeen. Listened to it in two days! I am excited to hear what God is really saying rather than what I am hearing.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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I've longed for this type of book my entire life!

Not only did I buy the book, I've listened to the audio version as well. I will definitely read, listen to, and use this book daily! I'm so happy that Lysa listened to God's voice and allowed Him to speak thru her. This book is encouraging, uplifting and most of all...in the end it makes you feel INVITED! I loved it and I'd highly recommend it.

Almost every chapter, spoke directly to my heart and spoke purpose into my "real life" situations, both past and present!

Once again, it is amazing! Get yours today! 💞

19 of 20 people found this review helpful

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What A Great Book!

This book jumped out at me on Amazon as I wade through a very difficult time in my life. I was so drawn to the "Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, And Lonely" that it wasn't until around chapter three that it finally clicked that this is a book geared towards women. 😳 I didn't let that stop me from reading on. I wholeheartedly believe God directed me towards this book, and even though I am a man I can say that this is one of the best books I have ever picked up. Thank you Lysa for opening up to us and reminding me that God is good, God is good to me, and God is good at being God.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Please record your own books Lysa!

Would love to hear the author read the book. Loved the book, but would rather read than listen if it's not the author reading it on Audible.

40 of 45 people found this review helpful

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Good material, but the reader is not good

The reader is talking WAY TOO fast. I even slowed it down but it's distorted sounding at some points. Why didn't Lysa read it? Her voice is so good I think it's half of why I love hearing her advice.

38 of 43 people found this review helpful

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I would like to comment on the Narration of this book, since others have. I was not sure I wanted to buy this Audio book due to the performance comments, but I really wanted to hear the book, which is my new favorite Reading Experience :) I too could not enjoyably listen to it at 100% of speed, so I did slow it down to 75. At first a few words seemed off, but I continued on and I am thoroughly enjoying it. The Narrator really does a fantastic job, if it is slowed down. I wish the speed could be a sliding bar, so maybe you could get 80 or 85 percent when needed.

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Great book wish Lysa read it

The content of this book is a+++ however I like it better when the author reads their own material

21 of 25 people found this review helpful

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insightful but incredibly Religion Heavy

I picked up this book based on the title and the fact that it was free on a 2-for-1 sale. I really thought I would be hearing more practical self help guidance to dealing with abandonment, rejection and emotional issues that follow along those themes, however I got a well-narrated, funny and honest look at Christian beliefs, the Bible, and a "love story" as the author says, with God. it was my own fault for not looking into the author to see she is a Christian, Bible study going blogger and writer. While I believe in God and have a sense of my own spirituality, I found the book way too "God is you're Savior and the answer to your problems". if you have a strong faith this book could be for you. I finished it regardless because it's kind of funny and there were enjoyable parts and it was just over 5hrs long.

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Solid Christian Advise

The author provides a wealth of anecdotes and life stories to support the times when she felt embarrassed, rejected, and lonely with recommendations on how to overcome these feelings with the knowledge that God is for you. I liked her "me too" attitude where she never pontificates without a life story to back it up. The only issue with the book is that the stories tend to go a bit long, meandering, so I found myself forgetting the point at times. Still, a solid read...

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  • CynthiaOM
  • 09-15-16

Very helpful and insightful.

I brought the audio version and also book, I listened to the audio version first and it was good for me to get a good grasp of the topics and listen to while going out. I will use the book to do a more detailed study, so I can learn, understand, more forward and grow. The author's use of the bible, highlighting scriptures to use and pray with and how people in the bible (David and Abigail) dealt with rejection was very useful to know and use to understand roots of their and our situations where we may have been rejected, and how we react. The author was very open about her childhood and younger years, even friendships and marriage to bring over some points, which I appreciated. Also the last chapter on looking at our blind spots, was definitely needed, we have a part to play in changing to. I would highly recommend this book to men as well as women, parents, teens, teachers, church leaders, also Non-Christians looking to understand this area. I realise not everyone will like the Christian aspect of the book, but it's still worth a look. The audio version may be cheaper.

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  • N. K. Aulkh
  • 12-09-17

Every woman should read it

Absolutely fantastic book which tackles the underlining issues that women face on regular basis. It also gives you effective biblical teaching to help you though your journey! I have recommended it to so many women already.

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  • Carmen Carrol
  • 01-24-17

Clear Transparency

I liked the way the book was written and read. The author was very transparent and unashamed. It dealt with some deep issues that if we're honest we all seriously struggle with.

Equally it was funny in parts to break the momentum to feel sorry for yourself. A good look at the subject to help you to realize you don't have to stay where you are.

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  • Hattie
  • 10-06-16

What you need to hear-not what you want to.

I was seriously lacking Christian literature in my day to day until I decided to read this. Challenging and thought provoking but so loving. A good read if you're feeling unpopular or unimportant.

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  • Bern
  • 12-14-17

Such a great read!

Would you consider the audio edition of Uninvited to be better than the print version?

I wouldn't say better but I wouldn't say that it was worse either. I feel as though for it's purpose listening to it had more of an impact on me.

What about Ginny Welsh’s performance did you like?

I loved Ginny's narration. Funny when needed, serious when needed and helped me to flow through the book at a steady pace ensuring that I was able to understand each part.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Everything!

Any additional comments?

Would definitely recommend this!

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  • C A Bryan
  • 11-28-17

Excellent!

This book had me laughing, smiling, thinking and inspired me. beautifully written Lysa brought real life situations and feelings into a message from God. Highly recommended. Enjoyed every moment of this book. Thank you Lysa TerKeurst for writing and sharing this book.

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  • Charis Mcconnell
  • 05-13-17

brilliant!

wow! what a fantastic book... I laughed and nodded in agreement throughout. now the challenge is to live what I've read.

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  • Denise Kennedy
  • 04-06-17

Brilliant!

I truly found this book so helpful and insightful. I will certainly read it over again. Thanks for your amazing book Lysa TerKeurst 👍

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  • Bethany
  • 03-27-17

Grabs reader like Lisa is right in front of you.

This book was brilliant it met on a personal level from such an open, willing and humble heart. I highly recommend this to all. An engagement like never before between sister, brother and father.

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  • Essie
  • 02-17-17

For ladies who need to overcome rejection

if there ever was a book to describe all that I went through and all the feelings and emotions I experienced during a difficult time, it was this book. This is an amazing book to read and listen to. it's very comforting to know you're not the only one who had these experiences and you can work on overcoming the feelings of rejection . This book will be a permanent companion.

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  • Phoz
  • 09-16-16

Great message but speaker is waaay too fast

Sensational, edifying message. However the narrator's speech is often fast to the point of unintelligible. Such a shame, as the book deserves to be given times

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  • Anne
  • 03-05-17

Thank you

Thank you Lysa for sharing some of your journey and life lessons with me in the hope that they may help me learn the healthy, godly way to best deal with my pain. Your book is real and challenging, yet loving and kind...a true reflection of our Heavenly Fathers's nature who I will choose to take comfort in to heal this hurt part of my heart. Thank you.

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  • Samantha Church
  • 02-27-17

Much needed and helpful....

What did you like most about Uninvited?

The breakdown of information and the examples are really relatable. and you could definitely see how they would happen and then how the subject of each chapter relates to it and what you need to do for yourself.

What did you like best about this story?

The examples and then what we can do to make us focus on what we need to - God rather and ourselves - and the fact that the fact that is always a work in progress

Did Ginny Welsh do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Yes good definition in different voices and tones when needed, I just think that the recording of the reading has been turned up - I needed to balance it at about 0.85 in speed to get everything

Any additional comments?

The speed will need to be reduced from 1 to 0.85 so it will be longer than 5 and Half hours.