Book Review: Unglued Devotional by Lysa Terkeurst

Do you ever wish you didn’t come unglued when someone irritates you or life hands you a disappointment? What happens when you’re tired or annoyed…when you can’t resist the urge to criticize? Lysa TerKeurst wants to help you break the cycle of coming unglued.

In her book Unglued, Lysa TerKeurst deals with the subject of handling emotions without stuffing or exploding. In the Unglued Devotional, TerKeurst provides a 60-day guide for making progress on handling emotions. Borrowing subjects and some anecdotes from the main book, she provides a practical way to apply the content from the book in a daily devotional format. Some of the devotions give suggestions for an action step to take, others give inspiration from Lysa’s story. All teaching is based on a key scripture verse and each day ends with a prayer.

The back of the book has an explanation of the different personality types in dealing with emotions. Readers will be able to identify themselves in the assessment, and then book encourages readers to do a deeper assessment on the unglued website.

I can see how it would be a more complete experience to have the book and the devotional book. However, this is a good interaction with the material, and I think it works well as a stand-alone. I appreciate that it isn’t gimmicky in any way that would make me feel obligated to purchase the whole resource package.
I heard Lysa speak recently on this subject at the Free to Fly women’s conference and it was very good. In both this book and in her speaking, she’s very open about her own struggle and in her transparency. I really appreciate how she comes alongside the reader and doesn’t judge.

I received a copy of this book for review purposes from the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze program. I am not obligated to give a favorable review and I am not compensated for reviews. 

Want to find out your response type? Check out the assessment on the Unglued website

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