Sunday, March 31, 2013

invisible... a book review

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Invisible    -     
        By: Ginny L. Yttrup
    
invisible

 
 
ISBN: 978-1-4336-7168-5
 
Available: April 2013
 
Christian Fiction





Many people deal with issues of body image.

I am fat? too fat? too thin? too short? too ______ ?

I am worthless... lazy... I can't do _____.


How many people try to hide and seek invisibility instead of recognition?

How would they feel if they truly believed that all men and women are not only created in the image of God, but also meant to reflect His image to others.


Ellyn
single, 40-something, chef and cafe owner, friend, believer, overweight

Twila
single, 20-something, studies and sells natural homeopathic healing, friend, believer, living with an eating disorder

Sabina
married, counselor, seeks healing from a sad past, fighting depression

Miles
widowed, medical doctor, believer, feeling God's leading to seek another soul mate

As the story intertwines around these women's lives, the reader is pulled into their common, and sometimes, tragic issues. Each of the women have secrets they do not want exposed - eating too much, not eating at all, depression - for fear of condemnation. Yet, God draws them into each other's lives to help them see TRUTH and receive healing. Healing which only comes from Him alone.

Click HERE to read Chapter 1.

You don't have to have an eating disorder to relate to Twila. Her courage in the face of her illness shines through. I envy her strength in coming face-to-face with her demons. She knows God will see her through this trial. I love her tattoos!

I easily relate to Ellyn's character in the book. I'm 48, overweight, and can see the good things in others but not myself. I am just truly realizing the power of being "created in God's image." He does not look at me and say negative things. He sees me and sees His creation which was made "very good."

invisible will stay with you long after you finish the last paragraph. It is a powerful message we all need to hear... and accept. God love you. God loves me. Not for what we have done or what size we wear, but because He made us in His image to reflect His glory.

My rating: 6 out of 5 stars
The message alone makes this a must read for all women
who set their identity in anything or anyone other than God.

I received a complimentary copy of invisible from B & H Publishing Group for my honest review.

Blessings,
Ellen

4 comments:

  1. Wow, 6 out of 5 stars - must be a goodie! Thanks for linking up with BYL. Cheers

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  2. I noticed this at Carole's link-up. I am so excited to see Ginny has another book out. Her first, Words, became a quick favorite. I'm definitely putting this on my to-be-read list.

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  3. Must be VERY good with a rating like that. THANKS for sharing.

    Stopping by from Carole's Books You Loved April Edition. I am in the list as #21.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Entry

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