Book Review: Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst


 Awhile back I was on Netgalley and I saw that Lysa Terkeurst had a new book coming out – Uninvited! Just a quick glance at the synopsis, and I knew I HAD to read this one! 

The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than.
In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences of rejection–from the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over to the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father. She leans in to honestly examine the roots of rejection, as well as rejection’s ability to poison relationships from the inside out, including our relationship with God.

With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa will help you:

  • Stop feeling left out by believing that even when you are overlooked by others you are handpicked by God.
  • Change your tendency to either fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process your hurt.
  • Know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady your soul and restore your confidence in the midst of rejection.
  • Overcome the two core fears that feed your insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging. 

Uninvited reminds us we are destined for a love that can never be diminished, tarnished, shaken, or taken–a love that does not reject or uninvite.

I have to admit, this book was honest in a way that I didn’t expect. Lysa has a way of doing that. (And yes, I have read enough of her books, and she has picked at my soul enough, that I feel we are on a first name basis!) It made me truly look at my life, my feelings and my actions.

One thing I really love about this book is that it isn’t just advice. It tells a story, one you can relate to. And then? It tells you specifics on how to live it out. It’s written in a way that it just resonates. (Which is good, because I need a lot of “live it out” based on this one!)


I loved reading this book for review, and am anxiously awaiting the next Life Group cycle at my church so I can lead a small group based off of Uninvited! It has  message that is so relevant to young women today, and I can’t recommend it enough! 

I’m a Nebraska girl transplanted to Southern Colorado! I’m a homeschooling, coffee loving, book reading, hockey mom with a passion for music, blogging and serving others! I’m glad you’ve joined me in my little corner of the web!

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