Saturday, April 6, 2013

Invisible by Ginny L. Yttrup

This is an amazing story about three women whose lives intertwine and influence each other as they struggle to realize they are made in God's image.   Ellyn is a chef and cafe owner who loves food, especially butter.  She's overweight and all she can believe about herself are the lies her inner voice tells her.  When a handsome doctor shows an interest in her, she assumes there must be an ulterior motive.  Sabina looks like she has it all together, but she has left her counseling practice and husband to come to Northern California for a year to heal, though to Ellyn it looks more like hiding.  Twila is on the road to recovery in her struggle with anorexia, but when she experiences a setback, she must fight with God's help instead of hide.

This story is an eye-opener and really shows how important it is that we know we are created in God's image and that we believe what He tells us in the Bible.  When we see ourselves the way God sees us, it's incredibly freeing.  The story is told from the perspectives of the three women, plus the doctor, and I loved getting the insight into what each of the characters were thinking and feeling. Each voice is distinctive and her writing excellent.  I laughed over Ellyn's funny one-liners and cried over each of their struggles.  There are some awesome quotes from St. Augustine at the beginning of each chapter.  I loved each of the characters and was sorry to see the book end.  This is definitely one to read and savor.

I received this book free from Handlebar Central in exchange for an honest review.

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