Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely (Signed Book)

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely (Signed Book)

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by Lysa TerKeurst

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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


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 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.

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Publishers Weekly
★ 05/09/2016
TerKeurst (Unglued), president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, addresses the darkly emotional issues of rejection and loneliness. Blending personal stories, a wry sense of humor, and biblical teachings, TerKeurst writes as though she’s chatting with a close friend. Many women will relate to her fears that the woman on the next elliptical hates her, or to her total panic when she walks into a room filled with people she doesn’t know. TerKeurst doesn’t just share empathetic anecdotes for readers in a rut; she focuses on digging down to the roots of anxiety and providing tools for overcoming self-doubt and handling the pain of rejection. TerKeurst is candid about how women allow rejection to define their worth and how too often they approach the world from a place of scarcity and emptiness. She encourages her readers to “live loved”—to abide, delight, and dwell in God and practice an abundance mentality. Accompanying Bible verses, takeaway lessons, and practical applications help the reader put TerKeurst’s words of advice into action. (Aug.)

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Meet the Author

Lysa TerKeurst is the New York Times bestselling author of The Best Yes. She is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and writes from her sticky farm table in North Carolina. She still has a crush on her husband, Art, who she’s been married to for twenty-four years. They deeply treasure every minute they can get with their four married kids and one teenager who still keeps them very young. Connect with her at www.LysaTerKeurst.com.

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Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely (Signed Book) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
kp68 4 months ago
On the pages of Univited, the author, Lysa Terkeurst, encourages you to look past the feelings of being left behind, and to instead focus on the truth that you are handpicked by God for His purposes in this world! As you walk through the up and downs of life and end up feeling rejected yet again, Lysa leads you to ask three simple questions: Is God good? Is God good to me? Do I trust God to be God? Lysa will lead you to answer these questions and more in a way that only Lysa can! Lysa will also share with you moments in her life, when she has experienced rejection and how God led her to a place of triumph over them. I am sure you will enjoy this read! I received this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my unbiased review.
Teadrinker 3 months ago
I don't know about you but I often feel like I am the only one. The only one that has been left out, rejected, lonely or less than. Not so says Lysa TerKeurst in her latest book, Uninvited. TerKeurst shares her own experiences of feeling left out in life, along with some Bible characters that have also faced feelings of rejection. Uninvited is another one of those books where you feel like you are sitting in the coffee shop leaning towards Lysa and hearing her share her heart with you. In Uninvited, she shares a lot of ways we can learn to change our thinking about ourselves, about situations and about facing a room full of strangers at the next large gathering. There is a lot of good advice in this book. At the same time, that advice doesn't feel all preachy instead it feels up close and personal, like it is coming from someone who really cares to help you make life changes. At the end of Uninvited there is a Bonus Chapter called, What's It Like to Do Life with Me? followed by an assessment to use with that chapter. In my opinion this part alone would be worth the price of the book. TerKeurst also shares Scriptures that relate to each chapter that are written out in the back. She follows that section with highlights from each chapter that she doesn't want you to forget. I would recommend this book to anyone trying to come to grips with rejection and loneliness. To coincide with the book, Proverbs 31 is offering an online Bible study that starts September 6 and ends October 14. I have done the on-line Bible studies before and they have been very helpful to me.
swimreadbreathe4JC 3 months ago
Uninvited is the latest release by Lysa Terkeurst. I've really enjoyed her past releases and have found them to be very relatable. This was no different. Uninvited discusses the power of rejection. With real-life anecdotes from the author and applicable Scripture verses, this book really touched me. I think everyone has dealt with rejection in one form or another; I know I have. Uninvited not only provided ways to deal with past rejection, but also helped to prepare for similar pains in the future. This is a book that you will want to buy in paperback so that you can properly highlight it and write notes in the margin. I would highly recommend this to all women, especially those who are teens or above. It's a message that will appeal to many generations. In addition, I have heard that all of the profits of this book are going to charity. Also, I just really love the cover. :) Thank you so much to Thomas Nelson publishers and their Book Look bloggers program, as well as Net Galley, for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive. *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*
Anonymous 6 days ago
Absolutely love this book!
caeb19 12 days ago
Have you ever felt less than, left out, or lonely? Yes? Me too. And so has author Lysa TerKeurst, as she shares in her latest book, Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely. Weaving together Biblical insights, personal stories, and tangible action points, Lysa encourages readers to start to live loved and then she unpacks what that looks like in the face of rejection. Overall, I really enjoyed the book. I found myself grabbing a pen to underline things that I want to go back and really meditate on in the days to come. I could relate to some of the experiences Lysa shared (like sitting alone at a table in a room full of people), and I appreciated her candor and openness. I thought Lysa did a good job of diving into the area of rejection and bringing it back to the Bible and what God says about who we are and how we are loved. Another thing I resonated with in the book was the reminder of how important it is to say no to the flesh, to rely on Truth and not on feelings, and to make our thoughts obedient to the Truth of Christ. The book itself has a few cool features at the end too, like an assessment, a list of Scriptures by chapter, and a recap of the main points. I would definitely recommend this book to others seeking to overcome the sting of rejection in their lives. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Writingsof_Rosie 14 days ago
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 in your heart. You need to quit ignoring the problem and address it, and Mrs. TerKeurst helps you do just that. Now, this book will not replace going to a counselor if that is what you need. But it has helped me in so many ways. Mrs. TerKeurst writes in such a relatable fashion, she shares her heart and her struggles. She reminded me that I wasn't alone. And that I wasn't the only one who had ever felt this way. She was encouraging and uplifting. I thought I would have gotten this review up sooner, except I had to keep going back and re-read chapters. This isn't some casual afternoon read, this book provokes thought and requires time to soak it all in. I could barely make it through a couple chapters at a time. Normally, that would be a bad thing but not this time! I have faced a lot of rejection this year. Maybe now that the wounds have started to heal I'll write about it. But until then, I can't recommend this book enough. If you're hurting, at least use this book as a starting place. Spend time in the scriptures she lists, and definitely pray. God will work wonders on your heart through Mrs. TerKeurst, if you'll let Him. He did just that for me! Thank you, Lysa, for being bold enough to write this book. I can't thank you enough! I received this book from BookLook Bloggers in return for an honest review of my opinions, which I have done. Thanks!
JennGrand 21 days ago
I was already a Lysa TerKeurst fan, but this book. Whew. This book kicked my butt, in the best way possible. I don’t know ANYone who hasn’t felt left out, lonely or less than at one point or another in their life. There are different seasons you walk through, and this book can impact anyone at any age. Seriously. Lysa speaks with such vulnerability with stories and experiences from her own life and experience with rejection, you can’t help but relate to her. She gives biblical truth on how to combat that rejection, and work towards not letting that rejection ruin your life or your day. We will all face rejection in our lives, and this book is exactly the tool needed to fight against the fears and insecurities that rejection can cause and remember moment by moment that you are handpicked by God. READ IT. You won’t be disappointed I promise. [Then go read her other book, The Best Yes, cause that one was amazeballs too!!!]