Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Unashamed: A FlyBy Book Review

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About the Book:

Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame offers hope to those struggling under the burden of shame. This book shines the life-giving gospel on the things that leave us feeling worthless and rejected, directing our attention to the God who promises to forgive and restore us - no matter what.

About the Author:

Heather Davis Nelson (MA, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a writer, counselor, and speaker. Heather writes regularly at HeatherDavisNelson.com and has been a featured writer at the Gospel Coalition, as well as a contributing author to the Journal of Biblical Counseling. 

This 192 page soft cover book is written about something we have all had to deal with. In fact I would say that everyone I have spoken to in my life has felt shame at one time or another. Some are even a slave to it. Sometimes we find that we carry shame from our childhood all the way through our adulthood...shame is show-stopper in our lives and a lot of times, we just feel that shame is "the cost of doing business."

No matter how we try to slice it, the fact is that shame is everywhere. When it isn't heaped on us by others, we heap it on ourselves. The affects of shame are many and varied and they are never good. When we begin to feel shame, we tend to isolate ourselves in the name of "self preservation" and we find ourselves alone and confused.

Heather Davis Nelson takes us into the Word of God and digs up the Truth about shame, revealing the redemptive power of God that is for all of us. She also does a great job of showing us how we are made for each other. We are to encourage one anther!! Each chapter has a section at the end for Reflection and Discussion. These discussion points help us to understand more completely the concepts that lays out in the chapters. "Through the gospel, we discover the only real and lasting antidote to shame: exchanging our shame for the righteousness of Christ alongside others in the same journey."

Although this book is not necessarily a book written for shear enjoyment, I am pretty sure you will enjoy the treasures of Truth that will be gleaned by reading it. This is definitely one that I will read several times while allowing God to speak to me through it.

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