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Unashamed – Healing & Freedom
(Book Review) #Unashamed #FlyBy
I received the Unashamed book from FlyBy and really thought it would be a great book for learning about Christian Life. The front says “Healing our brokenness, and finding freedom from shame.” How many of you at some time have felt shame? How many have prayed for God to forgive you?
Isn’t it amazing, how with one small prayer request, that shame can be gone? Too many times, in today’s twisted world, the devil is using those negative feelings to try and make you feel that you aren’t worthy of God’s love. Well…truthfully…none of us are worthy. Thankfully He sent His Son to die in our place to make us worthy of being with Him!
This book goes through topics such as “Being Clothed in Christ” which deals with body shaming. Sadly, things like this are so prevalent in today’s world. There is also a chapter on Shame in Marriage. It teaches you how to acknowledge shame as an unwelcome guest in your marriage. Being careful to not focus on the bad things, but have the courage to talk about them, fix them and build your love to grow even stronger.
I love how in the Foreword, Ed Welch says “Unashamed takes us to places in our past that affect us more than we know, and it guides us to the present where shame that connects to perfection, body image, performance and parenting, invades the details of our lives.” Just like our pastor taught in church this weekend about worry, if we waste time focusing on that, we lose the chance to live life fully.
Let’s put that shame behind us! Give thanks to God for His love and His Son that paid the price for that shame, so that we no longer need to give it any focus of our time.
[pullquote align=”full” cite=”-Isaiah 50:7″ link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”16″]For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.[/pullquote]
About the Unashamed Book:
Shame is everywhere.
Whether it’s related to relationships, body image, work difficulties, or a secret sin, we all experience shame at some point in our lives. While shame can manifest itself in different ways—fear, regret, and anger—it ultimately points us to our most fundamental need as human beings: redemption.
Shame never disappears in solitude, and Heather Davis Nelson invites us to not only be healed of our own shame but also be a part of healing for others. She shines the life-giving light of the gospel on the things that leave us feeling worthless and rejected. This helps to give us courage us to walk out of shame’s shadows and offering hope for our bondage to brokenness. Through the gospel, we discover the only real and lasting antidote to shame: exchanging our shame for the righteousness of Christ alongside others on this same journey.
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. She and her husband are parents to twin daughters and live in southeastern Virginia. She is the author of Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame.
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It really is sad that there is so much out there about body shaming. We should all learn to be more tolerant.
I agree – this book helps to learn ways to do that and the blessing of it!
I loved her post on burnout and performance shame. That was me a few years ago. It is hard to be the wife, mother, church staff member and ministry leader all at the same time.
Praise God for the strength to get through, right Cindy? You’re amazing!!
Heather Nelson is a pastor’s wife who struggled with performance shame–part of why she wrote the book.
Terrific review!~ I am reading this right now too and have found it so encouraging!
Thanks Heidi – it’s definitely a great book!
The power of prayer. Giving God our feelings is a must to help us heal.
Amen – you’re so right!