Friday, May 29, 2015

Untangled by Carey Scott

Anytime someone shares their story they should be applauded. When we share our story it gives others courage to share their own. It allows others to know they aren't alone. This is what Carey does. She is transparent as she openly shares her story of being lost in insecurity. There are all kinds of chains that keep us held captive and being insecure is one of them. 

First I would like to share what I did enjoy about this book. Carey opens up and shares what has been bottled up inside of her for years. Through Carey we witness that coming clean from the untangled mess opens the door to freedom. Before we can be honest with others we must be honest with our self. That isn't always easy. Sometimes it's easier to just remain in what's comfortable no matter how much it hurts because it's what we know and change is something that takes courage and determination. 

She has opened up a platform for women to realize being honest is not only okay, but key in finding our true self and becoming the woman of God He has created us to be. We don't have to give Satan room in our life. He can only take from us what we are willing to hand over. We can stand against the enemy by snuggling in close to our Savior. 

Carey shares how women can become tangled in expectations, in children, our husband, friendships, social media, and the snare of success. If there was one chapter that stood out to me it would be the chapter on social media. Too often we can seek to find applause and acceptance from others on social media. 

Carey too shares scripture and asks questions giving the reader an opportunity to ponder her words. What I love is that her prayers are untangling prayers. She's easy to relate too. She's not only the woman next door, but she is me on different occasions. We have all faced the turmoil that Carey has battled. But the beauty of it is that we see her growth in all she shares.

I too love the words her husband shares in the Epilogue. We are witness to a great and mighty love between husband and wife. 

I love walking away from a book being encouraged and inspired. Life lessons for me to carry in my walk with Jesus. This book didn't so much give me that. I applaud Carey for being so transparent and allowing the reader into her intimate space. If we are not careful we can come across as we are complaining and much of this book seemed at times was more about complaining than giving the reader the tools they need to march onward out of being tangled into a freedom of security. Which I understand. This is where Carey found herself in her journey. 

It's kind of like being in a circle of girlfriends who are all feeling the same as you and you find yourselves wrapped up in discussing more so what's wrong instead of sharing truths to help aid in the issues that bind us so. You find comfort in coming together to share all, but at some point someone has to step inside the circle and say, "Girls, let's stop our complaining and figure out what we can do to not feel this way".

You may pick up this book and find yourself. You may choose this book and come away a changed girl from reading it. It may be just what you need. As I said it is always beautiful when one shares their heart. So, please know, this is only my opinion of the book. 

I do applaud Carey for being brave and giving other women courage to be truthful with themselves.

This book was a gift from Revell for sharing my review with you. 

Carey Scott is an author, speaker, and certified Bible life coach who challenges women to be real--not perfect--even when real is messy. She speaks to women's groups and writes an online devotional designed to help women be who God created them to be. She lives in Colorado with her husband and their two children.
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