Monday, June 27, 2016

Unashamed Book Review And Giveaway


 About the Book

 Shame is everywhere.

Whether related to relationships, body image, work, or a secret sin, we all experience shame. While shame manifests itself in fear, broken relationships, and regret, it ultimately points us to our fundamental need as fallen 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, giving 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. (Goodreads)

About the author:
Heather Davis Nelson (MA, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a writer, counselor, and speaker. Heather writes regularly at 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.

My Thoughts

I’ll be honest in saying I wasn’t so sure this book would mean much to me. It says everyone has shame, which I suppose is true to a point. Many of the examples in the start of the book are things like, when you feel shame when you say something you shouldn’t, or you yell at your kids in public and people give you the look. Other types of shame she writes about is when we are ashamed of our bodies, or our spouses, or our pasts. The one thing that stuck out to me was the chapter on shame of our bodies. She talks about how that idea even gets into people’s heads to begin with. Many people it’s a past memory from a simple comment. But what stood out to me is how I can help young children’s self image by not commenting negatively on my own body or others around me in a negative way. Kids see how you act and treat yourself and others and this can leave lasting memories.

So overall I think Heather hits the main points on shame, I didn’t get as much from it as I feel I could have but I’m sure for some it would be helpful!

“I received this book from FLYBY for free in exchange for an honest review.”

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