Thursday, June 30, 2016

Unashamed by: Heather Davis Nelson Book Review (Giveaway Expired)

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Propeller Consulting, LLC through FlyBy Promotions in exchange for a honest review.  

Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame is a book that offers both hope and encouragement. It discusses the differences between shame and guilt. The author, Heather Davis Nelson introduces the reader to three different types of shame, and discusses what they may look like and how it may effect our relationships. A closer look is taken into how shame can effect marriage, parenting, and even our relationships at church. There is beautiful scripture referenced, and she also discusses how through the love of Jesus and the Gospel, how we can start the healing process.

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   Unashamed is a wonderful read, and a book you are not going to want to put down. Each chapter contains knowledge and personal stories or examples, that many of us can relate to. At the end of each chapter, there are a few discussion questions so you can answer these yourself, or it would be fantastic as a small group or book study. At the end of the book are Scripture and General Indexes, as well as Notes for references, and also two Appendixes. One is for references for Body and Eating Disorders, and the other is for references on Abuse. 

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This book really hit home for me. My husband gave his testimony at church a few weeks ago, and his sister came to show her support. At the end of his testimony, she asked him why he was so hard on himself about his past. I think this is something many of us do, and we are terrified of being exposed or letting our guard down in case someone hurts us. Unashamed poses the thought of what if we are vulnerable enough to let people know the truth about ourselves, and have us all show genuine, Godly love towards each other. Our church embraced my husband's testimony, and many came up to him afterward to let him know about their past and how his testimony gave them peace about their past. 

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Many of us are dealing with our own battles. Unashamed tells us shame should not be one of them. Through the examples given, we may recognize ourselves, a neighbor, a friend, a spouse, a parent, a child or a co-worker. This is an outstanding book on how to show that person or even yourself, that you or they are worthy of the love of Jesus. If you are looking for an excellent and insightful read this summer, you don't want to miss this book! I give it a 5 out of 5 stars! 

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About the Author
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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. She and her husband are parents to twin daughters and live in southeastern Virginia. 

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Disclosure: Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. There will be one winner who will receive a physical copy of the book, Unashamed. Giveaway opens June 30, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. and will expire July 7, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Best of luck to all who enter :)
Blessings,
 Kelly
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10 comments:

  1. This sounds so good and a healing tool for many. Great review and I'll be looking into this for someone I know who is struggling.

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    1. Hi, Michelle! This book does an outstanding job of starting the healing process. I hope it is able to bless the person you are giving it to, and my prayers to you and this person. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  2. I always try to remind myself that any sin is bad...none are really any better or any worse. It helps me not to judge others, if nothing else! I've lived too sheltered life to feel much guilt about anything, lol! ;) Thanks for sharing at the Family Joy Linkup!!

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    1. Hi, rlo and thanks for stopping by from Family Joy Linkup! That is a good perspective to have. Sometimes we get caught up at looking at others sins as being worse than our own, but sin is sin. I understand that. I think I have been a bit sheltered as well! Thanks so much for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  3. We are so hard on ourselves, and we really should not be. Thanks for sharing this book and review!

    #TheCozyReadingSpot

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    1. Hi, Marissa and thanks for stopping by from #TheCozyReadingSpot! This is true. This book really helps to start healing ourselves from being so critical on our own selves. Thanks for commenting and hope you have an amazing week :)

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  4. This sounds like a book that I need to check out. Thanks for sharing! Happy to be co hosting with you at #OMHGWW

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    1. Hi, Michelle! Glad to be co-hosting with you at #OMHGWW as well. This book is excellent. I hope you get a chance to read it, and then let me know what you thought of it! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  5. This sounds like such a powerful book! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on it at #FridayFrivolity!

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    1. Hi, Sarah and thanks for stopping by from #FridayFrivolity! It really was a powerful book. Full of encouragement and inspiration. Thanks for taking the time to comment, and hope you have