Monday, July 4, 2016

Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame {Book Review & Giveaway} #un-ashamed #flyby

I set out a few years ago to purposefully look for specific ways to find JOY in my life.  After a rough few years personally and a period of what I can only describe as a deep sadness, I knew that I had to intentionally take hold of the HOPE that I have through JESUS.  It seemed I had forgotten exactly WHO I belonged to and just how much value HE put on me.

That's a hard place to land and it will drain the life out of a person.  For a girl who thought she had it all together (color-coded calendar and all) to realize that it only takes a moment for the world to come crashing down, the shame of failure will settle like a heavy blanket and make it difficult to walk in the ease of GRACE.  Just ask me how I know.

If you find yourself in a dark place, or if you just want to make sure you don't land there, the new book Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame will help you re-kindle the LIGHT in your life.  Although not a "how-to" book, the pages of personal testimony complete with review questions for reflection and discussion, Scripture, and nurture will offer you a way out of despair through HOPE in JESUS as you are reminded that you absolutely do not have to live life on your own.  We do not have to hide in who we are or where we've been (shame) because GOD is with us every step of the way and HE loves us unconditionally.  HE has designed us for community and calls us to trust in HIM as we learn to walk in shame-free destiny.

Chapters included in the book are titled:

  1. Exchanging Shame for Beauty
  2. Living Shamelessly through Christ-Formed Community
  3. Clothed in Christ:  Body Shame
  4. United to Christ:  Social Shame
  5. Free in Christ:  Performance Shame
  6. Response to Shame
  7. Shame in Marriage
  8. Shame-Free Parenting
  9. Shame and the Church

This is some pretty powerful stuff.   Do yourself a favor and read this book.  Give yourself permission to live a life that is UNASHAMED.

More About the book:  Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame (softcover, 192-pages) offers HOPE to those struggling under the burden of shame. This book shines the life-giving light of the 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 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. 

 You can pick up your very own copy of the book or enter to win a copy below.

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising"): 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.

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  1. This book sounds interesting to me because I want to pursue counseling as a career someday and know this topic will frequently come up! Also, all of us deal with shame on some level... It would be good for personal growth too.

  2. I feel a lot of shame and guilt lately and I think this book would be reassuring for me.

  3. I'm interested in the book because the write up says the book shines the life-giving light of the gospel and directing our attention to the GOD who promises to forgive and restore us.

  4. Im trying to reason all the hurt in our world at this moment. I wpould like to read this book to gain some hope

  5. I like the religious focus of this book

  6. I like that offers HOPE to those struggling under the burden of shame.

  7. This book sounds interesting to me because I enjoy books with personal stories & scripture!

  8. Always enjoy books with strong messages

  9. I love getting inspiration from Christian books of all kinds.

  10. I am interested in this book because this is something that I strive to be.

  11. Sometimes I struggle with feeling worthy of God and His blessings because of past sins. I think this would help me with this.
    Sherri J savvyblog(at)yahoo(dot)com


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