Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst – Book Review


Uninvited – Book Review

Have you ever picked up a book and felt like the author was writing it just for you?

That’s how I felt as I began to read Uninvited – Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, And Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst – and based on the fact that this book just debuted and is already a #1 bestseller, I think a lot of other women feel the same way!

Uninvited is both a deeply personal yet universally relatable book about how the enemy of our souls wants us to believe that we are unworthy of love – particularly God’s love – and how he will do anything to make us feel abandoned, unaccepted and unacceptable to others, and rejected by those around us – but how these are lies that we need to heal from.

In Uninvited, Lysa helps us to identify the damaging beliefs we are currently embracing and the ineffective ways we are currently dealing with our pain and – in their place – offers us transformative truths and powerful promises from God’s Word. She includes useful self-assessment tools and takeaways at the end of the book.

There are some books that I like to read and finish as soon as possible and other books that I like to read a little bit at a time, sitting and savoring over, letting the wisdom of the author sink into my spirit. Uninvited is one of the latter kind of books. I think Lysa planned it that way as she pauses often on the pages, offering thoughts such as the following for us to ponder over:

The mind feasts on what it focuses on.
What consumes my thinking will be the
Making or the breaking of my identity.

Uninvited is a powerful book that resonates truth from cover to cover. I highly recommend it to you!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Uninvited – Book Trailer

About Lysa Terkeurst

Lysa TerKeurst

Lysa TerKeurst is a best-selling author, an in-demand speaker, and the President of Proverbs 31 Ministries. She resides in North Carolina with her husband and five blessings.


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10 Responses to “Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst – Book Review”

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  1. I love book reviews! I love to read…especially during bouts of insomnia when I don’t fall asleep until 5am and have until 7am to get the kids up and ready for school and out the door. I will definitely be adding this one to my list! I read a lot of everything really…right now I am turning into the city version of a hardcore prepper thanks to all the books I have been reading about the upcoming apocalypse. I think this might be a welcome change of pace!

  2. Aimee says:

    Sounds like a book I would love to read! Thanks for sharing. Will keep my eyes open for this one.

  3. Alena Belleque says:

    This sounds like a very good book. Does she address situations where you actually are being excluded and shunned, though? Often, our feelings of being ignored and unwanted come from internal lies, as you discussed in your review, but sometimes you really can face situations, even as an adult, where you’re feeling that way because someone or a group is actually pushing you away and treating you like you’re not good enough. I’m curious is this book covers that or not.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Yes, Alena, she discusses these things in her book and I tell you, it’s like she’s gotten into your head!
      There is a free Bible study of this book that just started over at Proverbs 31 ministries that I highly recommend you check out – over 72 thousand women are taking it (and the number just keeps growing!) When you sign up you get weekly videos and they will send you the first three chapters for free while you wait for your book to arrive so you will get to see what it’s all about. This book is SO rich – I encourage you to check it out!

  4. Bibi says:

    We just did a Lysa Terkeust study in our small bible group last fall, she is such an encouraging author and person. I will have to check out this one, thanks for sharing!
    Visiting from a link up party.
    Best, Bibi

  5. Connie says:

    I bought this book a couple of weeks ago and have read about 1/4 of it. It is very good. Lysa is coming to Frisco, Texas next month and I am going to hear her speak. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the book review – I will keep on reading.

  6. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    Thanks for sharing this post at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week! Always a pleasure to have you.

  7. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this new book by Lysa! Visiting from @LMMLinkup 🙂

  8. I hear great things on this one too! Thanks for the recommendation.

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