Book Review: Uninvited



Title – Uninvited  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Lysa TerKeurst (Website, Goodreads)

Published – September 22nd 2016

Genre – Nonfiction, Christian

Summary – “The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than.” 

In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection—from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.

With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa helps readers release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process their hurt.


Uninvited is absolutely beautifully and wonderfully written; so much that any review I write is going to fall flat. Anything I say here will not do the book justice. (So if you want 2 minutes of your life back, skip this review and go purchase the book now. It will not hurt my feelings.)

I heard about Uninvited from one of the Duck Dynasty women. They are exemplary Christian leaders. I follow them on Instagram and they will sometimes post about various books they are currently reading. (If Korey (@bosshogswife) or Sadie (@legitsadierob) are reading this, please share more of your favorite Christian books! I’d love to read them!)

In Uninvited, Lysa TerKeurst uses her life experiences, that are oh so relatable, to help us on our journey closer to God. I, for one, now see rejection in a whole different light. And I hope you can too because it is wonderful.

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I personally don’t have a specific moment that stands out to me where I thought, “wow, this particular moment suck  and everybody hates me and this will scar me.” I’d say I have a wonderful life…but I’ve had my moments where I don’t feel 100% loved by others. I love that this book gave me insight on how God is working through my life in those moments.

Even if you think you’ve never really been hurt by rejection or feeling ‘less than’ like me, I truly believe this book will speak to your heart nevertheless.

Like many other readers and reviewers, I fell as the author was talking to me like she was sharing a touching story. She was writing like she was sitting across the table and sharing her heart.

I actually listened to this book on CD and I think the reader did a wonderful job portraying Lysa TerKeurst’s writing.

If you have made it this far, I thank you. I hope you will enjoy Uninvited as much as I did.

Last Words:

I’m not sure why I took a while to write this review. Perhaps it is because Uninvited is one that I will read over and over. I hope this book can grace your shelves too.

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