Monday, March 4, 2013

Review # 277: Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress by Lysa TerKeurst

     This devotional is the companion to the bestselling book - Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by the same author. It is filled with needed encouragement to help Christian readers handle the emotional stresses around them. Daily Scriptures, Thoughts for the Day, a devotion, and a closing prayer are available for each of the 60 days, allowing readers to positively process their raw emotions - fear, anger, grief, and regret.

     I love taking a couple minutes out of every day to read a page-or-two of a daily devotional! I like to be able to ruminate over a particular concept or quote throughout my day, versus reading a section of my Bible; I find that I get more from small chunks of information than I do in bulk. Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress by Lysa TerKeurst is part of a series, but it is fine as a stand-alone devotional. I had no problem following any of the material presented, and enjoyed my overall experience with it. The Thought of the Day section stuck with me the most, as did the included prayers. I would wake up every morning before work, open up to the day's exercises, and grab a couple quick minutes with the Lord. Overall, I liked the material, however, I found some of the stories and quotes less than optimistic, although, some of those sections had the most impact on me, it seems. This very personal and honest devotional definitely left me wanting to learn more about Lysa TerKeurst's other books. I will be reading Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions, (The Unglued Devotional companion)in the near future!

Rating: On the Run (4.5/5)

*** I received this book from the author (BookSneeze) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

About the Author:

     Lysa TerKeurst ( is the New York Times bestselling author of "Made to Crave" and "Unglued" as well as 14 other titles and a speaker who helps everyday women live an adventure of faith through following Jesus Christ. As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa has led thousands to make their walk with God an invigorating journey. For over 15 years, her message has enabled women to:

  • Make the Bible come alive whenever you read it.
  • Discover how to develop inner peace and security in any situation.
  • Replace doubt, regret, and envy with truth, confidence, and praise.
  • Stop unhealthy cycles of striving and learn to love who you are.
  • Sense God responding to your prayers.

     Lysa's personal adventure of following God captured national media attention when she and her husband adopted two teenage boys from a war-torn orphanage in Liberia, Africa. They never imagined their decision would start a chain reaction within their community, which inspired other families to adopt over 45 children from the same orphanage! Lysa's amazing story led to appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The 700 Club, USA Today newspaper, Woman's Day magazine, and Focus on the Family radio.

    Today, Lysa and her ministry team at Proverbs 31 encourage 500,000 women through their daily online devotional. In addition, she co-hosts a 1-minute inspirational radio program aired on more than 1,200 stations around the world. Lysa's blog averages over 80,000 avid readers per month. Plus, she touches hearts through their monthly magazine, P31 Woman.

     Lysa is the award-winning author of 14 books, including her newest New York Times bestselling release, Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God Not Food..

Other noteworthy books include:

  • Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl
  • What Happens When Women Say Yes To God
  • What Happens When Women Walk In Faith
  • Am I Messing Up My Kids?
  • Capture His Heart
  • Capture Her Heart
  • Living Life On Purpose
  • A Woman's Secret To A Balanced Life
  • Leading Women to the Heart of God

     Lysa was a Gold Medallion finalist for her book, Leading Women to the Heart of God, and a People's Choice Award finalist for, What Happens When Women Walk In Faith. In addition, her articles have been published in Focus on the Family magazine, Marriage Partnership, and Crown Financial Ministries' Money Matters.

     Each year, Lysa is a featured keynote presenter at more than 40 women's events, banquets, and retreats across North America, including the Extraordinary Women conferences and Focus on the Family's women's conference, Renewing the Heart. In addition, she hosts the annual She Speaks Conference, which has helped thousands of women gain the tools to pursue God's calling on their life.

     In the midst of her busy schedule, Lysa is an everyday woman who simply seeks to glorify God through her life and family. She and her husband, Art, reside near Charlotte, North Carolina, with their five priority blessings named Jackson, Mark, Hope, Ashley, and Brooke. Join Lysa and discover the everyday adventure that God has waiting for you! 

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