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Untangled – A Book Review

When I mentioned to my 13-year-old son that I’m writing a book review, he asked what the book was about. {How much do I love that my boy is engaged enough to be interested in things outside his own middle school world?!}

“The book is called Untangled: Let God Loosen the Knots of Insecurity in Your Life. Sometimes women {or did I say ‘mamas’?} get insecure and feel like they’re never good enough.”

“Really.” he said. It took me half a second to notice it was a statement and not a question. {His DNA came with a double dose of sarcasm.} Oh no! Does my son know that I am sometimes insecure? Is it that obvious?

And as quickly as the feeling appeared, it subsided. Before it could capture my physiology, of course he knows I feel not good enough sometimes. And he had already switched gears, asking how credit cards work. {Seriously?! How cool is my kid?!}

As I continued writing, I realized Carey Scott’s book must have sunk in. On some deep level I wasn’t entirely aware of, God had started untangling my neuronal connections, making it a wee bit easier to resist the automatic thought patterns that magnify my not good enough feelings.

This book is for any woman who has ever felt not good enough. {Isn’t that just about everyone?} I instantly liked the author. I identify with her struggles and I appreciate her “let’s share a piece of pie and chat about real life for a minute” style. It felt like being in her kitchen and I didn’t want to leave.

I’ll admit, I saw myself more in some of the earlier chapters and less in some of the later ones. But that’s good. Because we’re each unique and you’ll likely see yourself more strongly represented in different chapters than I did.

The reality is we’re all tangled up in knots of insecurity. Even if they look different, the cure is the same. Carey walks us through stories of Biblical women who were also tangled and shares the source of our ultimate untangling. It turns out God is the perfect untangler.

2 Replies

  1. Sounds like my kind of book! Thanks, Kendra!

    1. I think you’d like it, Cindy!

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