Jun 21, 2016
Un-AshamedHealing Our Brokeness and Finding Freedom From Shame Review/Giveaway
I was asked to review the book, "Un-Ashamed" and I agreed, but I truly had no idea what this book would mean to me. Shame is everywhere and it is very hard to talk about. But, it is a word, and a feeling that has been around since the beginning of time. Adam & Eve were very shamed at their displeasing God when they ate from the forbidden tree. After God punished them from the garden they both noticed they were naked, something that never bothered them before they sinned. As hurt as God was at them, he still wrapped them in clothing. Showing us that no matter what we do to shame ourselves God is there to wrap us up in his love and forgiveness.
I lost my daughter in November in a tragic death, she took her own life. This left my family and I devastated. Was I the reason? Did I say something to push her to do it? I was so ashamed of myself for some of the things I had said that were possibly not the right words and I was ashamed for not truly praying for her to change her ways. I sometimes still blame myself for her death. I read some wonderful healing words in this book that made me feel more un-ashamed than I originally did. I learned that God's grace saved me from my wrongful doings, because I would always pray that she would change and that God would help me through it. God's grace intervened and removed my shame when he died on that cross 2000 years ago.
The author of this book tells how God gives us the Holy Spirit through Jesus who is interceding for us even as we sleep.(Rom. 8:26-27 & Hebrews 7:25) This states that Jesus is waiting on us to call on him. This perfect love begins to drive out your fear of shame. This is our promise. We can overcome shame. The Bible says, "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God". And with these sins comes shame, but thank God we have a loving savior who will remove that shame from us. All we need to do is repent, ask Jesus to come into our heart, and to know he died and rose again and will return one day for us all, and all our sin and shame is gone. With this promise we will hope and pray to one day hear, "You have done well my good and faithful servant".
This book is written by Heather Davis Nelson and she too, has been guilty of shame and by reading her Bible and understanding how we can all become un-ashamed, she has chosen the right steps. Will she sin again? Will I? Will you? The answer is yes, because there is only one who is without sin, but we can pray for forgiveness and except God's grace to forgive us.
I loved this book. It really helped me feel better about my personal experience and it also taught me to help others to understand how to become un-ashamed as well. I would recommend everyone reading
it and share it in your churches and communities.
You can purchase this book on Amazon for your Kindle or as a paperback book. I also believe it would make a good group study book.
I have been given the opportunity to offer one of my lucky readers this marvelous book. There is so much I left out of this review because of time and space, so please enter to win one for yourself or to give as a gift. It is a soft, paperback book with 179 pages and an index full of places to find the scriptures that back this book. There are also review questions at the end of each chapter. Good Luck!
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