Shame. It's a powerful emotion and response to our feelings of inadequacy. I've not really thought long and hard about it before now, but I'm realizing what a weapon shame is for satan to use against us. When I was presented the opportunity to review "Unashamed", I jumped at the chance. The book offers to shine the hope of the gospel onto our shame. Wow! That's a pretty hefty promise. And I'm pleased to say that Heather Davis Nelson delivers on her promise.
I'm not generally a person who is afflicted with a lot of shame...but the shame I have is deeply rooted into my life, my heart and my spirit. I'm still a work in progress, but this book has shown me how I have bought into the lies that cause me shame and I'm learning ways to rid myself of that shame and move forward in a more productive life. I was also fascinated by some of the ares of shame covered (body shame, social shame, shame in marriage) and the practical advise on how to help not only myself, but others in these areas. I don't have shame in all areas, but I know people who do. And learning how to love them and lift them out of their shame is as important to me as ridding myself of my shame.
I'm still re-reading and meditating on sections of the book. It can be read quickly, but I'd urge readers to take their time. Really meditate and find ways to help yourself shed shame and pick up the hope offered to us through Jesus.
Information from the publisher:
About the book:
Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame 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 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.
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