Title: Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
Author: Lysa TerKeurst
Page Count: 235
Lysa TerKeurst dives into scripture as she tells of experiences with being rejected and feeling left out of our friendships, relationships and life experiences. With our relationship with God we can fill and heal those voids.
I don’t read a lot of non-fiction, so when I find myself reaching for one it is typically one that is on the subject of Christian living. I love reading these types of books, and being able to take away some words of wisdom that I can apply to my life. Being able to see someone else’s perspective on a scripture that I might not have seen myself. I found myself being able to relate to some topics and others not so much. I also found that if I had read this book in high school, I might have learned to avoid many mistakes. But that’s the thing… we ask God to help us move on and though it may take a lot of time and patience, He will help us. I read the entire Bible in high school… front to back. No, I don’t remember all of the stories. So when I heard the story of Abigail in 1 Samuel, I was blown away. How had I not remembered the story of this incredible, gracious woman? I love that chapter in this book and I will definitely be reading 1 Samuel tonight.
I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. I didn’t take notes while reading this, but I’m sure this won’t be the only time I read it. I learned a lot and I feel that though I don’t feel rejected now in my life, I’m sure there will be circumstances in the future when I will, and I can always reference back to this book and to God’s Word.