Some say you shouldn’t get too personal in a book review. That’s likely sound advice. However, Untangled was so good, I can’t help but let the personal seep into this review.
This book rocked. I couldn’t wait to finish it. Several good reads have crossed my path for reviews over the past year. This one ranks among the top, if not in the #1 position. Why? Because it drew me closer to God.
Carey Scott, the author was honest, authentic, and humble. Her tone was comfortable, as though I were sitting in a chair beside her, and lent itself to a journey “with”, not a teaching “to”. She’s one of us, girls, walking right alongside as we allow God to untangle us from lies of life’s past.
Her story begins with abuse. Those who have been gripped by abuse’s ugly touch will understand. Carey comes alongside victims in this work. She beams a light of hope and a future, authored and untangled by God.
The sting of abuse isn’t necessary, however, to grasp this read and dive full-force into its pages. She covers tangles from friendships, expectations, domestic disappointments, social media, and success to name a few. One or more will likely be common to each of us.
Carey relays God’s untangling of life’s harms, misunderstandings, and wounds as a journey, not points for perfection. She makes it clear that she’s on the journey too, and she certainly points to the Lord as the ultimate Untangler. Her words realistically and enthusiastically turn eyes toward the Lord, not “how to” steps.
Bloggers and speakers, among others, might consider picking up a copy of Untangled. Carey includes her own tangles with ministry and the blogging/writing/speaking/social media arena. Although it’s never warm and fuzzy, reading about another person’s struggles, it is refreshing and encouraging to see someone who “gets it” and has scaled the mountains we may be facing. The encouragement overflows.
I hope you pray about and consider picking up a copy of this book here or at a store where books are sold. When it’s the right time, the words on its pages will likely speak volumes.