So many great quotes – I should have opened a twitter account so I could share them with you all! Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely is the most recent of Lysa TerKeurst’s books. (Others we have loved are The Best Yes and Unglued.) Lysa is very funny, self-deprecating, honest, and relatable. She’s like the girlfriend who leans in and tells you her heart struggles, but makes you spit out your coffee from laughing so hard.
Uninvited invites you to consider the power of rejection and its roots, to evaluate where rejection is damaging your relationships today, and to grasp what it means to live fully loved by God. The book is excellent reading. In addition, the study guide and dvd series (6 sessions of 15 min) offer you the opportunity to really evaluate yourself, to study relevant scripture passages, and to be held accountable by your small group over a period of time.
Members of our group walked away from the study with many different learning points. For some it was digesting what the unlimited love and forgiveness of Jesus really means. For others it was making the shift from walking into a social setting in need of affirmation (a dangerous and unfulfilling game), to being the one who walks into a social setting full of love and able to overflow into the lives of those more needy. For some it was embracing the pain of the past, but realizing that it does not define their future. And many of us grasped the lessons of the olive tree – that the hard, crushing times are a key part of God producing valuable fruit in our lives.
Buy two copies, one for you and one to give to a friend who will read it with you!