I’m pretty sure when Lysa TerKeurst wrote, “Unglued,” she opened up her journal and sent it to the publishers. I feel the same way about, “Made to Crave.” The subtitle of this book alone is a good reason to read it, “Making wise choices in the midst of raw emotions.” Can I get an Amen?! Do you know anyone with raw emotions? No, just me. Oh well.
This is the book you take with you when your mom takes the kids and your husband’s out of town–just to sit, read, and absorb. Lysa (yes, I’m calling her by her first name because I think we’d be friends) has a couple of chapters devoted to identifying what kind of unglued you are: The Exploders or The Stuffers. Then on to what to do with that knowledge. She also says, “When circumstances of life leak you dry, choose to see this emptiness as the perfect spot for grace to grow,” in a chapter appropriately titled, “Accepting the Invitation to Imperfect Progress.”
While reading this book the word, “grace,” was like the word of the day…everyday. We (women) are usually better at tolling out grace for everyone else except ourselves. We forgive our kids for stuff, forgive our husbands and friends for stuff but for some reason we expect ourselves to be above grace because we shouldn’t have lost our cool to begin with because we are perfect…right?
The only thing I wish Lysa would learn to do is shorten the chapters to make reading on lunch breaks or nap times a little easier but I’m picky like that.