Friday, February 15, 2013
Book Review: Unglued Devotional by Lysa Terkeurst
Unglued Devotional is written by Lysa Terkeurst and is published by Zondervan.
If you haven't heard of Lysa Terkeurst, you're among the few. She is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and author of 15 books, including Unglued - the book of which the devotional is a companion. Lisa is a popular speaker and a bestselling author, but she is also a real wife and mom who knows what it's like to love Jesus yet still become unglued in the day to day grind of life here on earth.
I am still using the devotional each morning as part of my own alone time with God, but I have read enough to tell you how these short devotions are impacting me.
I can RELATE to so much of the daily scenarios about which Lysa writes. I, too, live with a house of family - including animals. I find that I wake up in the morning thinking that this could be a wonderful day of blessings and then I blow up when someone spills something on the floor. The question is not about what we can do to prevent life from happening, but rather how are we going to REACT or RESPOND to it?
Lysa does a wonderful job of keeping each day's message short, to the point, yet powerfully related. Scripture is used in each devotion, as well as the "thought for the day".
We all want to be a Proverbs 31 Woman, but we often put her on a pedestal that's so far over our heads that she's horribly hard to reach. Don't do that. Grab a copy of the Unglued Devotional, spend a few minutes with it each day, and pray that the grace of God causes you to grow into the Proverbs 31 Woman He wants you to be.
*I received a copy of Unglued Devotional in exchange for my honest opinion. Opinions expressed are my own.*