Uninvited

Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
Narrated by: Ginny Welsh
Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (4,673 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Do you ever feel left out, lonely, or less than? 

Today, learn the secret of belonging which will help you keep rejections in perspective and be better equipped to foster healthy connections in your relationships.

In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences of rejection, from the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over to the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father. She leans in to honestly examine the roots of rejection, as well as rejection's ability to poison relationships from the inside out, including our relationship with God. 

With biblical depth, gut honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa will help you: 

  • Stop feeling left out by believing that even when you are overlooked by others you are handpicked by God.
  • Change your tendency to either fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process your hurt.
  • Know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady your soul and restore your confidence in the midst of rejection.
  • Overcome the two core fears that feed your insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging.

Uninvited reminds us we are destined for a love that can never be diminished, tarnished, shaken, or taken — a love that does not reject or uninvite. 

©2016 Lysa TerKeurst (P)2016 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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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! 💞

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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.

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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.

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Terrible narrator!

The narrator absolutely RUINED this book. I normally really enjoy Lysa's books but this chick sounds like she's been smoking for 30 years AND she reads so fast it's almost impossible to follow. She also mispronounces the word "vulnerable" MULTIPLE times. This really needs to be re-recorded!

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Helpful, insightful

I highly recommend this book for help described in the title. Great content but the reader reads too fast. I'm glad I was able to slow her down with my app.
I didn't like all of the sarcasm, it was distracting from the very good message in the book.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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

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  • skiwiman
  • 01-25-18

Instant dislike

I have to be honest and say I took an instant dislike to this book. I actually checked if I had accidentally pressed the X2 speed button as the lady speaks way too fast. That and she completely over-eggs her performance. Listen to the sample before you purchase. I simply could not face listening to anymore than about 10 minutes. Sorry. The story may have turned out to be good but ruined by speed talking and over-dramatisation.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mr Hallelujah!
  • 05-06-20

Refreshingly Genuine and True

This book will indiscriminately bless you inside out. The narration fits the inspirational life lessons like a glove.
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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-12-20

Best book I've read in years!

I've already started recommending it to my friends... great to listen to while I'm doing chores, was the best use of my time and I'll be going through it again soon.

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  • JCD
  • 10-29-19

will be listening to this again and again!

I could relate with everything this lady is saying and I feel confident that listening to this audiobook is just a piece of my healing journey. I started listening to this not even realising I had deep rooted issues with rejection. Now I see it and also see the light at the end of the tunnel for healing and overcoming. Simply brilliant.

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  • Esiri Eya'ufe
  • 06-02-19

Decent

It helped me with alot of issues I have and have to pray about them. however it can get a little bit boring at times as I didn't find myself THAT excited to listen to it some days. But an overall decent book if you struggle with rejection, low self esteem etc.
I can see myself listening to certain chapter again though for self help.

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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.