A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Letting Go of Shame: An Unashamed Book Review & Giveaway #un-ashamed #flyby

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Letting Go of Shame: An Unashamed Book Review & Giveaway #un-ashamed #flyby

a·shamed
adjective
-embarrassed or guilty because of one's actions, characteristics, or associations.
"you should be ashamed of yourself"
synonyms: sorry, shamefaced, abashed, sheepish, guilty, contrite, remorseful, repentant, penitent, regretful, rueful, apologetic
-reluctant to do something through fear of embarrassment or humiliation.
"I'm ashamed to say I followed him home"
synonyms: sorry, shamefaced, abashed, sheepish, guilty, contrite, remorseful, repentant, penitent, regretful, rueful, apologetic

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Shame.

Let's be honest, we've all dealt with it, right?

Sometimes those moments of shame are small and rather insignificant in the big picture. Maybe it was breaking your diet and eating an extra cookie. These types of situations may give us a brief moment of shame, but we tend to move on from them rather easily.

But those bigger moments of shame? Those are a lot harder to move past. Maybe there was a mistake you made in your past. Maybe you hurt someone or were hurt yourself. Maybe you made choices that you know were not pleasing to God.

Personally, I understand this feeling all too well. Perhaps that's in part because of my social anxiety, I tend to dwell on things far longer than I should that may not even matter to anyone but myself. But I think it's also just human nature. We hang on to things and have a hard time letting go.

Still, as Christians, we know that when we accept Christ as our savior, our past sins are forgiven. We know that His love is big enough to cover every bit of shame...so why do we have so much trouble letting go of it ourselves? Why do we let it continue to weight us down and steal our joy? Why can't we just let it go?

Today I'm excited to share with you a new book by Heather Davis Nelson that can help us begin to learn to do just that, Unashamed:


Shame is everywhere.


Whether it's related to relationships, body image, work difficulties, or a secret sin, we all experience shame at some point in our lives. While shame can manifest itself in different ways—fear, regret, and anger—it ultimately points us to our most fundamental need as 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.


As I said, we all fall victim to shame in some form or another so I found this book to truly be a great read for everyone. It's not going to be the magical cure all. You won't read it and instantly be rid of your shame- if only it were that easy! BUT, it will help you to take a look at the shame that you feel and give you the tools and the scriptures that through time and prayer can help you work through it, one day at a time.

Unashamed is available to purchase now at your favorite Christian book retailers.

And one very lucky reader is going to win a copy for themselves. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:
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5 comments:

  1. Oh I feel like so many of us could benefit from this book!! I, like many others, carry some shame and some days it eats away at you!!

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  2. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. This sounds like a very inspirational read.

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  4. Ive felt shame a lot in my teens.This sounds like a really good book.Im an avid reader and enjoy lots of different kinds of books. Thank you for the chance :)

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  5. Ive felt shame a lot in my teens.This sounds like a really good book.Im an avid reader and enjoy lots of different kinds of books. Thank you for the chance :)

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