Thursday, June 4, 2015

Untangled by Carey Scott - REVIEWED

About the Book:
Think you'll never measure up? Think again.
We all want to feel valued. We crave approval and acceptance in the eyes of family, friends, and even strangers. But when we seek confirmation that we are enough using the world's standards, it seems like we always fall short. As a result, we cannot believe we are who God says we are--accepted, loved, beautiful, and treasured.

With hope-filled writing and plenty of hard-won personal advice, Carey Scott teaches you how to untangle your self-esteem from the world and anchor it in Jesus. She lovingly shows you that God was intentional in how he made you--and that he is pleased with his work. You'll learn practical strategies to escape the unattainable standards of our performance-based world. And you'll find comfort in the fact that you are not alone on the journey.

My Thoughts:
It really is all about Jesus.  He is the answer.  He is the only One who can unknot the Enemy’s lies that strangle our self-worth and remind us of the truth of who we are.  With him, we win. ‘They defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony.’”

Carey Scott’s book Untangled, is a book you should read only if you are serious about submitting your life to the healing truth of God’s Word.  This book is written in a very conversational, intimate way, but it absolutely challenges you in every single area of life!  Marriage, parenting, friendships, social-media, Scott leaves no stone unturned!!!  And after sharing her own struggles, she allows other’s to share their story.  After leaving no area unexamined, she closes each section with life-giving verses from God’s Word and then asks some questions that lead to careful self-examination.  Read this book with pen and highlighter at the ready, and leave time and space to pause and talk with God about all of the things He will reveal as you read this book.

Personally, this intersected with my life at a point that God is clearly asking me to lay down insecurity, guilt, shame, parenting affirmation…the works….and give my life totally to Him.  I could not have possibly known how directly this book would speak to me at this moment in time, but God knew.  And I will be forever grateful that Carey Scott was obedient to share from her heart all the mighty – but sometimes painful – things God has done in her life!  THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!!

I HIGHLY recommend this book!! HIGHLY!!!

About the Author:
Carey Scott is an author, speaker, and certified Bible life coach who challenges women to be real--not perfect--even when real is messy. She speaks to women's groups and writes an online devotional designed to help women be who God created them to be. She lives in Colorado with her husband and their two children.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you for taking the time to read and review Untangled! I'm so glad it blessed you... :)