Nov 28, 2020
Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
Posted by Lysa TerKeurst

The enemy wants us to feel rejected left out, lonely, and less than When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose Cripples our courage Dismantles our dreams And blinds us to the beauty of Christ s powerful love.In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection from the incredibly painful childhood abaThe enemy wants us to feel rejected left out, lonely, and less than When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose Cripples our courage Dismantles our dreams And blinds us to the beauty of Christ s powerful love.In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.With biblical depth, gut honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa helps readers Release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God honoring ways to process their hurt.Know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady their soul and restore their confidence.Overcome the two core fears that feed our insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging.Stop feeling left out and start believing that set apart does not mean set aside End the cycle of perceived rejection by refusing to turn a small incident into a full blown issue.

  • Title: Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
  • Author: Lysa TerKeurst
  • ISBN: 9781400205875
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • Uninvited Living Loved When You Feel Less Than Left Out and Lonely The enemy wants us to feel rejected left out lonely and less than When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection he pickpockets our purpose Cripples our courage Dismantles our dreams And bli

    Rachel B

    This book was a little unfocused It seemed to touch on every topic and yet not really say anything To sum it up, God loves you, so you should live your life feeling loved If you don t feel loved, that s a problem The solution Know that God loves you Which isn t wrong it s just incredibly simplistic and not overly helpful.TerKeurst also took a few verses out of context and read into Bible stories a bit than I believe is wise There were a few good nuggets, but nothing that I haven t seen elsewher [...]


    Rosie

    Oh my stars.I wish I could have had this book a couple years ago It would have saved me so much hurt But I didn t, and that s okay God brought me through and helped me work through it In her book, Mrs TerKeurst walks through how to overcome the pain of past or present rejection, and how to in turn live loved If you ve ever tasted that bitter sting of being rejected, I strongly recommend you pick this book up As she points out, not tending to these wounds just allow a seed of bitterness to grow i [...]


    Callie

    2 5 stars.So, I m just going to go ahead and give you the bottom line right from the start I was rather disappointed in this book.I read The Best Yes by Lysa Terkheurst a while ago, and I really found it helpful, so I thought I d pick up her new book I generally think that Terkheurst is a good writer, but this book really fell flat for me, I think for a few reasons.1 This was not a great time in my life to read this book I was trying to remember my own past rejections as I read, and trying to ev [...]


    Donella

    Just What I neededThis book touched me so personally that I am in tears It was like the author was speaking directly to me.


    Laura

    If you have ever felt rejected, left out, cast aside or even simply feel unloved at times, this book will have something that will help you feel loved and will help your emotional pain heal as you learn to accept God s love for you and his forgiveness This was an easy read and I loved how organized the book was I would recommend buying the hardcopy because at the end of the book, Lysa listed all of the important bible verses that were used in each chapter and also made another section that liste [...]


    Crystalyn

    I skipped many paragraphs Her writing style doesn t captivate me and to be honest, her experience of being rejected didn t compare to the depths of what many of us experience I appreciate the concept, though But I was disappointed This is the third book of hers that I have read and haven t been captivated I think the cover art was pretty and the title and subject matter is what made we want to read it.


    Nikki

    This is not a Gospel driven book Many Christian women authors today seem to want to use our depravity to make sure we know we re not alone and almost make us feel okay about our feelings, however ungodly they may be This book is no exception to that While there were a few chapters that spoke to me, by the end, I just wanted so badly for her to use my sinfulness, my depravity, my lonely, left out feelings to remind me of why I need Christ and drive me toward self forgetfulness and gospel centered [...]


    Amber

    This is one of those highlight every other sentence and re read every month type books I think everyone who has ever walked the earth has dealt with rejection in one form or another Rejection can be devastating and crippling It is so easy to be consumed by it, to allow it to change who we are and what we think about ourselves I am a big fan of Lysa s but the way she walks through this book and how to process and grow from rejection is beautiful I highly recommend this book for everyone.


    Jill

    If you have ever felt rejected, I would recommend this book I ve been dealing with feeling left out, duped, and, well, uninvited lately This book was a good reminder that a lot of the feelings we deal with right now are tied to things that happened in the past, and that God never rejects us I plan on buying my own copy so I can highlight and mark it up good.


    Stephanie

    My feelings about Uninvited can best be summed up with a dispassionate meh, it was alright Lysa TerKeurst s writing style didn t do much for me and the chapters felt a little disjointed and unfocused I did like the overall message the book was trying to convey, but the way that message was flushed out was disappointing and, if I m being totally honest, forgettable This isn t a book that will stay with me or that I ll refer back to in years to come Judging from the glowing reviews here on GoodRea [...]


    Kris

    Rather fluffy and cliche in the beginning, but it did get better, as my friend said it would I must admit that there are thought provoking pieces of advice in here, despite the book s weak structure and lackluster writing style I can see how it would be of great help to some But it just didn t strike a chord with me The whole thing was wrapped in too many layers of cheesiness.


    Brandice

    This book was great I d never heard of it but stumbled across it on display at the bookstore Parts of it were incredibly relatable for me some very familiar feelings and actions It gave me a lot to think about.


    Lisa

    I debated between giving this 2 or 3 stars I was drawn in by the title and subject matter, but didn t feel the book delivered on its promises I wasn t captivated by the writing and actually skimmed some parts This was the first book I ve read by this author I was hoping for depth, personal stories, connection just .


    Kara Neal

    Skip itThere were some good things in this book There really were But my overall takeaway is that this writer seems awfully petty and fixated on herself much of the time Another sticking point for me is that she seems to believe God speaks to her personally Scripture doesn t support that Looking into her church, pastor, and theology, I d suggest to proceed with discernment Test the spirits.


    Tracy S

    This book was so good because everyone can relate to the feeling of being left out, unwanted, rejected, or unloved at some point in their lives by others, even those close to us Many of us know we are loved by Jesus, but how many of us live like we are loved by him every second of our lives This book has practical tips for how to live loved through every season and every aspect of our lives It has wonderful scripture references as well to keep us focused on the truth We are loved by Jesus, safe, [...]


    Stephanie

    I always enjoy Lysa s writing It is so honest This book did not disappoint.Lysa lets the reader look into her own insecurities to teach the reader lessons when we feel rejected She gives lots of personal stories and plenty of scripture for the reader to hide in her heart Live from the abundant pace that you are loved, and you won t find yourself begging others for scraps of love is one of the author s quotes that I feel sums up the point of the book Highly recommend.


    Melissa

    Not gonna lie, the positive reviews had me thinking that this would be an excellent read This is the first time I ve ever read a Lysa Terkeurst book likely the last time as well , and I just can t give it anything higher than two stars I had many issues with this book, but I ll list only my main concerns it s very jumpy, going from one topic to the next Some of the examples are really hard to relate to and at times, verge on the silly side If you re dealing with decades of loneliness, etc you mi [...]


    Jeanie

    I ve been hurt by rejection and started believing lies about my God and who I am in Him I deny myself the protection of His truth And my search for love and acceptance outside of God s presence then leads to dangerous places Rating 3.5TerKeurst is a wonderful writer who expresses herself with vulnerability and rawness The pain of rejection can spill out in our lives in many different ways and the damage it does can leave us spiritual immature and lacking Does this only apply to select few No I t [...]


    Amie Walker

    This was the first book I have read by Lysa Unfortunately, I wasn t impressed I felt like her chapters were unfocused and really didn t get very deep into the topic of rejection It was very fluffy and I was looking for biblical truths than what she presented Plus, if I had to hear about her thighs or body image issues one time I would ve simply put the book down.


    Schuyler

    While I m not suffering from a deep and traumatic relationship break up, I was in need of fresh reminders of God s sustaining love when I picked up this book I think what I most appreciated about Lysa s book was the truth it gave me about God s power, sustenance, and love As Lysa says on pg 23, we need our minds braced by truth My own mind feels weary right now, so I need time in the words of God, and the life that he gives through Scripture Throughout Uninvited, I was comforted by the reminder [...]


    Ronie

    This book met me on so many levels It validated my feelings, made me feel less bad that I wasn t alone having thoughts like that But then of course Lysa challenged me with the Word as a very good friend would do In essence, God spoke to me and my situation heavily through UNINVITED.


    Joan

    This is, by far, the best book I have ever read on rejection TerKeurst writes from experience Her depth of empathy is refreshing The practical suggestions she gives are inspiring.There are many who feel they have been rejected by their father and this book is specifically great for this issue TerKeurst is painfully honest with her own contemporary feelings and their roots in past experience Those who have experienced rejection with certainly relate.While that aspect of the book is great, TerKeur [...]


    Sarah

    I m generally not a fan of Christian women s issues books and I would never have picked this up had it not been an assignment Overall it felt shallow and self involved The examples given by the author were mostly petty, and when she could have gone deeper into some of her past, she just glossed over it Other than the last bonus chapter most of the application points just seem like they would enforce self absorbed behavior I understand the desire to be relatable, but in this case it felt like a [...]


    Wendy

    I haven t been reading fiction because I became so engrossed in this book I have very, very recently been looked over for a job and while the rejection is still very close, this book did me wonders Lysa really put things into perspective and her writing is relatable and helpful I would recommend this to any female that has ever suffered a rejection so basically all of us


    Stephanie

    Fantastic read, exactly what I needed, and while it did hit close to home a few times, it was so softly spoken in love and grace that I loved it Am going to be recommending anyone and everyone to read this.


    Rachel

    A must read for all women and great for small group studies.Excellent biblical truth that speaks right to the core of many of our hang ups More of my thoughts can be found on a recent blog post blogfeway shelflife 201


    Marklessgirl

    4.5This book was really good I only take off the half star because it did not keep me reading a few times and it took it a bit to pick it back up those times But I loved how it talked about life And I loved the chapter that talked about Psalm 91 and Mark 5, because those are some of my very favorite chapters in the Bible It was good I could have done without the talk of soda, because anytime anyone says they like it, I am just like yuck But I am not taking anything off for that because it is jus [...]


    Sarah Curry

    This book Only the Lord and my husband really know the struggles I ve had with feeling left out and rejected Reading this book was an amazing encouragement to realize that these feelings and emotions are 100% common It took me a while to read this book because it gets you right in the feels but it was pretty transforming This book has helped me become braver and bolder than I ve ever been before I d highly recommend this gem.


    Bluerose'sHeart

    When I first debated whether or not to read this book, I thought it might be one of those books that so many would roll their eyes at I wondered if I d be ashamed to be seen reading it Maybe, but I did read it in the privacy of my own home I decided to give it a try, though I remember loving Lysa s writing style in the past, and really, if there was ever a book title that was meant for me, it d be this one I ve made it no secret that I suffer greatly with social anxiety At the time I decided to [...]


    Sandy

    I really enjoyed Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst so when I saw that she had a new book coming out I was excited to check it out Yet when I read the title and description, I felt like maybe this book wasn t exactly for me See, I don t tend to get my feelings hurt when others don t invite me to specific events and while I definitely have my struggles, I m pretty comfortable with who I am and don t feel like I need the approval of others to make me feel valuable But then I saw it on NetGalley and t [...]



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