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Kimberley Kennedy, Emmy Award-winning journalist, producer and author was about to marry the perfect man when on the eve of the wedding her fiancé told her, "I just can't do it." With those five words her world went from soon-to-be wedded bliss to down-in-the dumps public humiliation.
If you're a woman who has ever been rejected - divorced, never married, rejected in your marriage, turned down for a job - this book is for you. More than just a story of one woman's rejection, it's also a story of the one love that will never disappoint - the story of the love between a woman and her God! As an extra bonus she's included a chapter where the men (The Rejectors) speak about breaking up from their perspective. Paperback.
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2009
|Dimensions: 8.37 X 5.43 (inches)|
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Fascinatingly insightful and hopeful page-turning account of one woman's encounter with ultimate rejection.
TV journalist Kimberley Kennedy went from having it all to complete devastation, rejection, and public humiliation when, like a Lifetime movie scenario, her fiance literally left her at the altar. Fortunately, her story did not end at the church. With candor and humor, Kimberley shares the most personal details of her life as she journeys from devastation to a deeper understanding of what happened and how she found not only healing but hope to someday find her Mr. Right.
The intimate woman-to-woman inspirational journey includes:
- Stories of women who were left at the altar
- How to deal with feelings of anger towards God
- The little black dress analogy
- How not to let your rejection define who you become
- Tools for healing and moving on
- How to laugh, love again, and return to dating
- Ultimate insight from men who have been rejectors
HalfformedwishJohannesburg, South AfricaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Life after rejectionMay 20, 2011HalfformedwishJohannesburg, South AfricaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Kimberly Kennedy is the all-American girl with everything going for her. Her career is going places, her family supports her and she is wearing the ring of a very eligible bachelor on her finger. Then at her wedding rehearsal everything changes when her betrothed tells her that he can't go through with the wedding after all. And understandably her world crumbles under the weight of his rejection. This book is her story of that day, the weeks that followed and the life that she found afterwards. It is also an offer to readers who have also felt the sting of rejection that life goes on, pain doesn't last forever and that Jesus will meet you there.
As a TV producer, a few weeks away from marriage, this book did interest me. It has an appeal that is broader than just woman who've been left at an altar. If you've ever been rejected by a man or friends or family this book will provide you with the handles you need to try and find a new hope. I especially enjoyed the chapter where she spoke about building a new life story once the story you thought you were going to have has an unhappy ending. I'm definitely going to keep this book handy to give to friends who are struggling with rejection.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneezeÃÂ®.com <http://BookSneezeÃÂ®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Lisa Lickel4 Stars Out Of 5Healing and Hope for the Wounded in SpiritMarch 21, 2011Lisa LickelQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Kennedy's story was not a familiar one, despite it being told several times by Diane Sawyer. Kennedy attempts to make lemonade out of the tragedy of being a 35-year-old fiancÃÂ© whose wedding was interrupted on the rehearsal night when the groom-to-be backed out. The true story begins in chapter five when Kennedy is able to finally step back and take an objective look at herself and the relationship. Along the way, she realizes what commitment means, and the places in her life that were empty because of the damaging way she treated others and herself.
Kennedy interviewed a few other women who shared their stories about being abandoned at crucial moments, as well as men who shared some of the reasons of their need and timing of backing out of relationships. The author presented a brief sketch of traditional grief and ten lessons she'd learned in the process of recovering from the huge blow to her ego and psyche, and ten pieces of advice for those who undergo similar situations.
While I'm not familiar with Kennedy, local television personality from Atlanta GA, I believe that people who might not otherwise pick up a book about a faith revival, this book is also a personal testimony to the power of God's healing spirit. Left at the Altar would make a good gift book for a friend or loved one who's suffered a loss and has questions and doubts of self-worth and faith.
I received a copy of this book for review purposes.
JayJInman, SCAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Thought-provoking readMarch 15, 2011JayJInman, SCAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I've just finished an interesting book, Left At The Altar by Kimberley Kennedy, which I received free compliments of BookSneeze.com (if you love free books & have a blog, sign up!). Kennedy, a former news anchor and TV personality, tells her story of actually being 'dumped' at her wedding rehersal and the dark moments that followed her rejection. With much transparency and a touch of humor, she shares her struggles, gives relationship advice from both men & women, but, best of all, relates everything to Scripture. She encourages all of us women to find our completeness, our happiness in God because He truly is the only One who will never leave us or forsake us. Perhaps the best lines are found on the very last page: "When you fall in love with God, you can be assured of one very special thing: you will never be left at the altar. Instead you will live with him happily ever after. And the honeymoon with never end."
If you're like me, you'll find that Kennedy encourages you to give your fears to God...afterall, "God does not need my help to find me a husband." Whether you are working through a recent rejection or just looking for Mr. Right, this book may just be a quick, helpful resource.
dlrussAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Left.....February 26, 2011dlrussAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Kimberley Kennedy - Author
Thomas Nelson -Publisher
This book is about a woman who was about to be married when, at the last minute, her fiance decided that he could not go through with it. He couldn't bring himself to tell anyone so he sent his sister in to do the dirty deed. Any woman that has gone through a divorce, had an engagement go bad or even lost a job will love this book.
It's one woman's story of finding her self again and finding God after being "left at the altar".
Anonymousmartinezsylvia09@gmail.comAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Inspirational BookFebruary 7, 2011Anonymousmartinezsylvia09@gmail.comAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Left At The Alter: By Kimberley Kennedy
Left At the Alter was actually a very good book. I was hesitant to choose the book because of the title, but now I truly understand that phrase you can never judge a book by its cover, or title as a matter of fact.
Left at the Alter was a very inspirational book. I found myself intrigued in each chapter wanting to know what will happen next. The author shares her journey from being rejected to finding peace, and comfort in God.
Kimberly Kennedy gives a true testimony of her faith, and how God walked with her. I really discovered a different meaning of what it is to give your life over to God.
She not only shares her story, but she also shares advice on finding true healing, and wonderful scriptures that helped her through her life experience. Wonderful read thank you to the Author for sharing.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."