Lysa Terkeurst in her new book "Unglued Devotional" published by Zondervan gives us 60 Days of Imperfect Progress.
From the back cover: Imperfect progress in 60 days?
Lysa Terkeurst, like most women, has experiences when others irritate, disappoint, criticize or do other things that bump into her happy. We come emotionally unglued as we stuff, explode or react somewhere in between. Is it really possible to make emotions work for us instead of against us?
In this companion devotional, Lysa builds on the teaching from the bestselling book "Unglued" to encourage more peace and calm in your relationships. During this 60 day journey you will:
Live in the grace of making imperfect progress even on those days when your emotions throw you for a loop.
Be a more positive role model to your family and coworkers as you shift from overreacting to speaking life-giving words.
Know with confidence how to resolve conflict in your closest relationships
Including a daily opening Scripture, Thought for the Day, devotion, and closing prayer, this book will help you make progress in how you react to break the cycle of exploding or stuffing your emotions.
Why do we need a new daily devotional? All of us have emotions. Sometimes our emotions overwhelm us and we become "Unglued", we fall apart and these emotions take control. We either explode like an atomic bomb or we stuff that same energy inside us and make ourselves sick. We are imperfect people. Lysa Terkeurst is an imperfect person and she provides us 60 daily devotions on how to deal with those emotions that cause us to lose it. "Unglued Devotional" is not a time-consuming read. Each devotional starts with scripture, followed by a Thought for the Day, followed by the devotional and then concluding with a prayer. They are only a page or two in length but they are oh so helpful to properly channel our energies in the right direction. If we use these daily devotionals correctly we will all be the better for it.
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Oh so many times I feel like I have come "unglued" ~ as Lysa calls it. I call it~ "loosing it." This is a great devotional. As women~ we juggle many different roles and feel stress from all the people in our lives pulling us in all different directions. Sometimes we feel like we are coming unglued.
This book contains 60 devotions to help us realize that as long as we are walking with God ~He can take our human thoughts and feelings and help keep it all together. Lisa gives us some practical helps along with Biblical advice that will help us grow into women who control their emotions instead of over-reacting to the stresses of everyday life. She shares Godly advice and scripture to help us resolve conflicts rather than drive wedges in out relationships.
As we mature ~ we realize the damage our mouths can do so we meekly learn how to stuff our emotions. This in time is like a time bomb that will eventually explode. Lisa helps women learn how to deal with the issues at hand to keep that from happening.
Each devotion starts with an opening scripture~ a thought for the day ~ a devotion and a prayer. Lisa Terkheurst is a New York Times best selling author and a national speaker. She is the president of Proverbs 31 ministries. Her devotions are read by over 600,000 women worldwide on a daily basis. She has been a blessing to many and you will be blessed by this devotional.
I have started my 60 day journey to imperfect progress. I love this devotional and rate it 5 stars. This is a devotional that every woman should read~ great book!
The subtitle of this book says it all: Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress. Most of our progress goes that way, after all, making changes over time, making mistakes, picking ourselves up and trying again thanks to God's amazing mercies new every morning. It's progress, but imperfect progress.
And that's okay. Sometimes we don't even feel like trying to overcome things like emotional pitfalls and our out-of-control tongue or our broken relationships because we're afraid of failing. This book encourages us to just start moving forward.
If you've read Lysa TerKeurst's book, Unglued, this 60-day devotional simply breaks down the basic themes of the book into small daily bites. It's "review" in a good way, in a way that slows you down and makes you think and apply what you're reading instead of rushing through chapter after chapter and never really putting it all into practice.
This devotional can also stand alone for those totally unfamiliar with the original book. It covers how we react and respond to others and to stress, how to boss our emotions around instead of letting them control us, and how to improve our relationships within our homes and outside of them.
Ever-practical and always downright open, vulnerable and real, Lysa TerKeurst is the perfect guide through this journey to emotional control not because she's got it all figured out and is perfect, but because she's willing to tell about her own struggles to learn these lessons. And we need that. We need someone to be honest enough to say, "Hey, I've been there, sometimes I'm still there, and I can tell you there is victory with Christ."
I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
I was able to review Unglued Devotional by Lysa TerKeurst. As a busy mom to 4 kids, I love how this devotional is broken down into very quick, easy-to-read segments. The reading for each day is 1-3 pages and takes just a few minutes. I know the purpose of a devotional is to daily reading. However, I was unable to read just one a day. Each time I turned the page, I felt like Lysa TerKeurst had somehow snuck into my house and witnessed the sibling fights, the messy rooms and the times when as a mom I feel like I have messed it all up. This is an honest devotional that asks you to take an honest look at yourself and who you are when no one is looking. I was convicted, encouraged and felt like I made a new friend. This is a devotional but Lysa TerKeurst has written an actual book as well to go along with this. For this mama, it would be a very welcome gift for Valentine's Day! I urge you to look for this and read it for yourself. Even if you're not a mom, there is still wisdom to be gained from reading Unglued Devotional.
Sometimes you need a friend to talk to on a daily basis or a resource where you can go to when you are having a bad day. Lysa Terkeurst book is just that. Her book Unglued Devotional is a companion to my life. It has a daily scripture, thought for the day, Lisa's interpretation, and a daily prayer. I read this book before I go to work so I can focus on the Lord as my day progresses. My wishlist for this is to have a few blank pages where I can write my own interpretations.