I must admit, the only reason I bought this book was because it was .99 on Kindle. At the time of purchasing, I had just started reading The Best Yes. Typically, I have a few books going at one time with several on my nightstand and hundreds on my to read list. I began Unglued and was very eager to relate with Lysa like I had while devouring The Best Yes. Yes, Unglued was a great read, and I found myself relating to many of the circumstances that TerKeust describes; however, the book was full of her being angry at friends, family members, strangers, etc., with no actual solutions to managing meltdowns.
I continued to read, because if I start something, especially if I pay for it, I will finish it. I even sat it down for a couple weeks. Finally, I picked it back up and continued to read. Perhaps it was because I needed a Lysa break or maybe the second part of the book is better, but when I began reading for the second time, I quickly finished the book in two settings.
My biggest takeaway from Unglued is that these moments are opportunities to expand, grow, and extend our grace toward others. In addition, it is okay to be broken as long as we turn toward scripture and lean on Gods promises.
I am so thankful that Ms. Tyrkeurst has written this book. I have spent my life stuffing emotions and spewing and hurting the ones I love so dearly. Even after 30 plus years of being a Christian, I struggled with this issue. I have read "Unglued" through 3 times, passed it on to a daughter, but will purchase another copy so I can reread this again.
This was a very good read! I love her sense of humor! It helped me learn to have a different perspective on how to deal with stress. Could read this again and probably get something I didn't the first time. helped me to understand I need to quit stuffing and deal with things before they become too much. I felt the book was speaking directly too me.
Love it! Love it! Love it! Lysa you are my new best friend. I saw the title for several months, and laughed because the woman had her head in a purse. I saw the title again and read some inserts_.wow! I thought, this woman is peaking in my window. I kept returning to this title and its inserts, then it hit me_this woman writes like I talk and feel. I bought the book and Lord behold, there I was on almost every single page. And the pages I was not on, well all I can say to those are "been there and done that". At the tender age of 61 I too am STILL working on all these issues, especially the stuffing and the "rock" throwing part. You have put your pen to paper just for me. I also have the audio book which I have now listened to 3 times (it's a 45min drive to work/45min drive home), so you really are my new best friend. Unglued, what a title! To the young ladies, to the mature ladies, to moms, to grand moms if you genuinely want to understand who you really are this is a requirement read book. Just so you know, me and some of my stuffer, over reacting, bump into my happy, emotional, unglued girl friends are going to study this book. Thanks for talking out loud about my (our) Ungluedness.