I received this book from BookLook for reviewing. All opinions are my own.
Before I get to the review, I wanted to give a bit of an update on my book reviews series. I changed the name! Before it was “Read or Dread” but that was too long, so I changed it to “Words.” My music series is titled “Sounds,” so the change makes sense and it’s much more simple!
So I’ve been in a book rut and I’ve been reading old books. So I decided to try something completely different. Something that wasn’t fiction and something I can actually gain something out of. I was hearing a lot about Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst and saw many pictures of it on Instagram, so I decided to pick it out.
I didn’t know much about the book or the author going into it so I was completely open to whatever it brought and it did not disappoint. Lysa starts off honestly and explains her situations and examples of feeling like she doesn’t belong. That’s probably a big struggle most women face and you can believe her words.
I think it’s hard to articulate and then admit that you feel left out and unwanted. We long so much to belong but Lysa puts it in a way that doesn’t seem like a fatal weakness but something to learn and grow from. What I enjoyed about this book was that it didn’t feel like a self-help book telling you what to do, but a story unfolding that inspired you to make a change.
What happened yesterday can’t be changed, but it can be forgiven. That’s your miracle in the mess. | Lysa TerKeurst
This quote is one of the ones that stood out to me. Lysa isn’t telling you to have amnesia and forget the hurt, but to take that to learn and change for the positive. It’s always a great reminder when things seem to fall apart. In everything there is a purpose and throughout the book so explains this, not in a nagging way that makes us feel guilty, but to see how deep down we have a true purpose in life.
Uninvited is more about showing you how we all struggle and feel insecure about how we feel and are perceived. It’s talking through our messes and the thoughts we also imagine for ourselves, instead of seeing things for what they are for. It’s not a heavy book and it won’t leave you with more questions than answers.
Overall, I completely enjoyed the book. Lysa is definitely the type of person you can see yourself getting coffee with and it made the book feel personal, like she was journeying through your feelings with you. It’s also a quick read and straight to the point, so if you need something to get you focused, this is a great choice.
Have you checked out Uninvited? What’s a good book that has spoken to you lately?