Synopses & Reviews
Sick of the kids not picking up after themselves, or did your husband not fix that shelf you asked him about umpteen times? Perhaps then you've felt yourself boiling over with raw emotion. It's a feeling we've all experienced, and one that Proverbs 31 Ministries President Lysa TerKeurst wants to help women learn to positively process. More often than not we hurt the ones we love the most, and Lysa wants to help women everywhere through the steps to stop those outbursts of emotion. Because Lysa has a warm and tender voice, reading one of her books feels as though you are talking to your best girlfriend about your daily travails. In Unglued, she explores many of the raw emotions we all experience, such as fear, anger, and regret. She breaks down the underlying causes of raw emotions enabling you to pinpoint the triggers, while also helping you manage and process daily frustrations. This leads to caring for yourself by staying in control of your emotions. Where before you may have seethed, now you will soothe. This newfound sense of emotional control, tied together with prayer and hope in a loving Savior, help Lysa and her readers, remain glued into a loving whole.
"If auditions were held for a replacement for Oprah Winfrey.1 the early Oprah, who was vulnerable, open, girlfriendly, and not a billionaire TerKeurst would make a short list. This mom of five had a breakout hit with Made to Crave, and her newest should also resonate. TerKeurst is open about her moments of losing it especially at home, saying nasty things in the heat of the moment to her best-loved ones. But after those confessions come tips and tricks for being less emotionally reactive. There's a bit of scientific and psychological discussion of these states, but mostly she presents psychologically acute insights that will be familiar to those with some self-awareness through therapy, 12 steps, journaling, or other self-help methods. She does it in a distinctive voice and with Bible in hand. While there's no groundbreaking psychology, her voice is fresh and friendly. It will be most welcome to Oprah's large audience of suburban mothers who are currently in need of a guiding light, as long as they're open to advice with a distinctly Christian inflection. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.