Embraced by Lysa Terkeurst Review



A real embrace indicates an intimate level of closeness. It’s not a high five or a casual handshake. The best kind of embrace is when someone we know deeply loves us flings their arms wide open and pulls us in close.

Our hearts were made for this kind of love and security but for many of us, we know more about the pain of heartbreak and fear than the unconditional love for which we were created.In Embraced, Lysa shares her own struggles, doubts, and heartbreaks while pointing to the Ultimate Embrace: God opening His arms wide on Calvary through Jesus so that He could pull us close for all of eternity. Welcoming us into the safety and hope of His grace and His love.

And because we have been fully embraced by Him, we can spend our lives held securely by Him and trust all of His ways.

Through these 100 devotions, daily scriptures, and prayer prompts, readers will be equipped to:

Begin to find freedom from the struggles that have held them hostage by learning new ways to experience God’s love and more authentic ways to trust Him.
Surrender their deepest hurts by processing them in a godly way with Lysa, a friend who understands their pain.
Hear the Lord speak intimately to their heart by learning how to seek His direction.
Release the tension of wondering, If God is near why does He sometimes feel far away? by spending intentional, guided time with Him each day.
With an exquisite cloth cover, highly designed interior, ribbon marker, and stained page edges, Embraced will be a treasured keepsake for you as well as a meaningful gift for those you love.

My Thoughts:

I quickly became a fan of Lysa Terkeurst when I discovered her book, Made to Crave…there is something about the way she writes that feels very down to earth and friendly. I feel as though I am hearing from a friend when I read her writing. I also love that she is a woman that isn’t afraid to admit that she has many imperfections and struggles. I think this is why I’ve related to Lysa for so long…she’s real.

This devotional includes 100 days of devos that are geared towards the Christian woman who wants to feel the embrace of her savior. Each devo is only 3-4 pages long but they pack a big punch. Lysa shares her heart and struggles as she presents lessons on anxiety, insecurity, fear, and so much more. There is a great topical index in the back for days when the reader just wants to get a devotion on a specific topic. The days all start with a verse of scripture and end with a prayer.

The book is beautiful aesthetically…it is hardcover with a cloth over board cover. The design on the cover is water-colored with a gold title. The page edges are robin’s egg blue and the book has a cream colored ribbon bookmark. I would have been delighted to receive this as a gift and I’m certain that many other women would be as well.

This book is definitely a winner and I highly recommend it!

My Rating:  5 stars

I received this book from Booklook Bloggers to review.

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