I had been wanting to read the companion book to this devotional, Unglued, since I read on Lysa's blog that she was writing it. It is an area I struggle with daily. I LOVE Lysa's approach and manner of speaking. I feel like if I met her in a coffee shop, we'd sit down over our caramel machiattos and laugh and talk like old friends. I am really enjoying this devotional. The daily selections are short enough for a mama who doesn't get many quiet moments to be able to read in a sitting and ponder on throughout the day. They topics are very relevant and her points are scriptural and realistic. If I had one negative, it would be that I feel like I just want a little bit more each day, and I think maybe that this devotional would be even more powerful if read as an accompaniment to the original book. That said, I recommend it for anyone who struggles with controlling their behavior when in highly emotional situations, particularly those who "stuff" and then explode (ahem.... I can relate to that one.) I'd recommend this devotional, particularly if read in conjunction with the original book, because it would benefit from a little more depth which I think the original book would help provide.
* book provided at no cost from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No financial compensation was received.*
this 60 day devotional is for the woman who lets her emotions control her. it gently guides you on how to make your emotions work for you rather than against you. it's so easy to come unglued when others irritate, disappoint, criticize or do other things that bump into our happy. each day starts with scripture, a thought for the day, a 2 - 4 page devotional and ends with a prayer.
this devotional is to accompany the unglued book lysa wrote. i haven't read that book yet but am really thinking i should. from reading the devotional, i'm thinking it can stand alone on it's own and wouldn't think it necessary to read the book first.
i really enjoyed this devotional. the lessons were short, easy to read and easy to understand. i was easily able to relate it to my life. lysa is honest and speaks from experience, not candy coating her own trials or poor choices she made in allowing her emotions to control her.
lysa offers Biblical advice on dealing with naughty littles, trusting in God when we are fearful, being wronged by friends, disappointment, abrasive people, conflict and aching hearts. there were so very many days that i could relate with every single word she was saying. i am sure one mama that needs to learn how to control her emotions.
The Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress by Lysa Terkeurst is a companion to her bestselling book, Unglued. I have not read Unglued but I don't think you need to read it to understand the devotional. The devotional's purpose is to help keep women from becoming emotionally unglued. The author tries to encourage women to refrain from stuffing their emotions or exploding. Each day begins with a Bible verse and "Thought for the Day" then progresses to whatever she has to say for the day (a.k.a. the devotion) and it ends with a prayer. My favorite part was the personal stories. Some that had to do with being a wife and mom didn't directly apply to me but were still fun to read. I like that each day is short and easy to read. I read through the book in way less than 60 days. The Unglued Devotional is different than most devotionals in that the emphasis is on how not to become unglued in your life rather than learning more about the attributes of God or a specific book of the Bible.
~I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson/Booksneeze in exchange for my honest review.
Lysa Terkeurst's Unglued Devotional attempts to help women "live in the grace of making imperfect progress, be a more positive role model, and know with confidence how to resolve conflict."
This is a 60 day journey with a daily reading of a Bible verse, Thought for the Day, devotional, and ending prayer. The readings are short and written in a conversational tone often infused with humor that made for an enjoyable read.
The author draws from her life experiences to highlight issues that arise that can lead someone to become unglued. But it is more than that. The author does not just merely rant about situations that arise, but rather shows the reader the grace of God found in such situations. The goal is evident in each devotional--addressing the situation, an introspective analysis, conflict resolution, lasting change.
This devotional does not seek to appease the reader's unglued reactions but rather seeks to draw attention to the causes-one's own heart issues- and the solution-Jesus.
Each day's reading is short and to the point. The author's conciseness and templates for achieving conflict resolution provides the reader with applicable reference material.
I would recommend this devotional to anyone who is committed to make life changes so as not to become unglued.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneezeÃÂ®.com
I am a wife, mother, leader, employee, and many other things on any given day. I can easily become unglued over a small thing or a mountain on any given day. Lysa Terkeurst in her new series, Unglued, gives practical ways to make imperfect progress in hopes of correcting unglued situations and behaviors. I have been leading the Unglued DVD series at my MOMSnext group and have learned so much from her teaching. That is why I was excited to get my hands on the devotional book she wrote.
If you are like me and have read Jesus Calling several times, this is a great devotion book to pick up. There are 60 days of devotions included and I would recommend reading at least twice!
Each day starts with a verse:
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:2
Then a thought for the day:
Choosing a gentle reply doesn't mean you're weak; it actually means you possess a rare and godly strength.
After the days devotion, she ends with a short prayer:
Dear Lord, I accept the challenge to hold my tongue in order to honor, give grace, and have compassion for others. Please give me strength to do this today. Thanks so much. In Jesus' name, Amen
The example above is from Day 47. What a great way to start any day! Each day is a reminder that I can make a choice in how I treat and respond to others. And it will help break the cycle of being led by emotions rather than the Holy Spirit!
*I received this book in exchange for my review. The opinions are mine.*