The final review of this book actually comes from my wife, who has spent the last two months getting to know both the author, TerKeurst, and the our Great Author better by way of this little devotional. I’ll first tell you about the book before I share with you her endorsement of the book.
Zondervan published this text at the end of 2012, and it weighs in at just over 200 pages. The author is better known for the book which this text’s name echoes, “Unglued” (as well as the book, “Made to Crave”).
Coming from someone who isn’t an avid reader, and only finishes books if they’re worth her time, my wife says that Unglued: Devotional is, “Short but in depth and allowed me to make my devotional times a habit.” Rather than incredibly exhaustive commentary on Scripture, Lysa aims to encourage her readers (primarily women) in their holistic walk – mind, body and soul.
I don’t normally give a rating for books, but Booksneeze.com has asked me to do so … so I’ll share that we rated this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. I would encourage women who question what it means to live holistically, with the consideration of how you eat, sleep and workout, to pick up a copy of this short devotional.
About the author (directly from Amazon.com):
Lysa TerKeurst (www.lysaterkeurst.com) 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! www.lysaterkeurst.com
*This book was provided free from www.Booksneeze.com with my promise to post an unbiased review.