Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Un-Ashamed Book Review #un-ashamed #FlyBy

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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About the book:
Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame offers hope to those struggling under the burden of shame. This book shines the life-giving light of the gospel on the things that leave us feeling worthless and rejected, directing our attention to the God who promises to forgive and restore us—no matter what.

I must be honest with you and tell you that I have not finished reading this book. It arrived while we were on vacation and things have been crazy since our return. I have read the first 4 chapters, and I am impressed.

Everyone has something in their life that they feel ashamed about, we are human and we don't forget what we have done in our past. It has taken me a long time to realize that when I turned over my sin and shame to God that he took it away and has washed my slate clean! This book reinforces that! God forgives us of our sins and he wants us to feel unashamed! Chapter 3 of this book really touched me. It deals with body shame and it is something that I have dealt with for years. As a child I was told I was too skinny and that I needed to eat more, I was called names by other kids and I was ashamed of how I looked. When I got older, I gained weight and have felt the shame and humiliation of being the fat girl! We need to remember that we are God's creations, and are beautiful in His sight!

There are many things that stand out about Un-Ashamed. I really like the fact that each chapter begins with a quote or a scripture. I laughed when I saw that the body shame chapter had a quote by Lady Gaga, but the quote fit perfectly.
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This book was written by Heather Davis Nelson (MA,Westminster Theological Seminary.) She is a writer, counselor, and speaker. Heather writes regularly at HeatherDavisNelson.com and has been a featured writer at the Gospel Coalition, as well as a contributing author to the Journal of Biblical Counseling. She and her husband are parents to twin daughters and live in southeastern Virginia.


I will finish reading this book over the next week, and I am sure I will continue to learn from it.  You can buy the book by clicking this Link.  Until next time...God Bless You!

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