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Review and Giveaway for Unwanted No More

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About the Book

Book:  Unwanted No More

Author: BJ Garrett

Genre:  Memoir

Release Date: December 1, 2019

Front cover Unwanted No More (3)I can still feel the emptiness in my heart. So many memories of ugly…

As a preteen shattered by a sexually abusive father and an absent mother, B. J. Garrett is left unprotected, unloved, and unwanted by the people who should have loved her most. Instead, BJ finds herself wanted by the wrong people for the worst reasons.

Her search for self-worth leads to sexual promiscuity and unplanned pregnancies, which only further warps her view of love, leaving a trail of broken relationships. It’s not until losing everything to the blaze of a house fire that the course of BJ’s life takes a turn toward a God whose love is pure. With the shadow of shame lifted by her newfound faith, BJ makes a startling discovery—she’s been wanted all along, and her new love-filled life comes with a call to ministry.

Written with soul-searching vulnerability, this story shows that regardless of what you’ve done or what’s been done to you, there is hope and redemption in a relationship with Jesus. Unwanted No More reminds you that no matter how ugly your past, you can experience unconditional, beautiful love and a life of purpose.

 

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This book illustrates how in real life sometimes tragedies have unexpected blessings that arise.  It also illustrates how in real life, God can appear even at the darkest of times.  I loved the way B.J. Garrett presents her story.  I can relate to feeling unwanted and unloved.  I have been blessed though with a husband and four children along with an all-powerful God who loves me as I am.

I remember a  line from a show talking about love, and one of the character reiterates that  they love the other person with “warts and all”.  It reminds of how God loves us and how B.J. Garrett recounts her relationship with God.  Even in the midst of pain and sorrow, God can bring light to our lives.

So if you want a story of heartbreak and pain turned to joy, check out this book for yourself.

I received a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.

About the Author

BJ Garrett PicB. J. Garrett serves as the executive director for Christ-Centered Abortion Recovery & Education. She holds an associate of divinity degree from Baptist Missionary Theological Seminary, and she has served in church ministries as a youth director, singles director, missions director, and women’s ministry team leader. She and her husband, Jay, live in Texas and enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.

 

More from B.J.

All my life I have battled with feelings of being unwanted and unloved. Somewhere between the insanity of the Jerry Springer show and the emotional outcry of the Oprah show, the unbelievable redemption details of my life are unfolded onto the pages of this book.

Spunky. silly, and sassy are the three words that best describe my personality. I believe the Lord gave me a love for hamburgers to make sure I never return to a life of selling my body to make ends meet. Spending time with my grand kids who are basically perfect is my favorite pastime. I love being Jay’s wife and serving beside him on the mission field. By God’s amazing grace, I have come full circle, receiving complete forgiveness and healing from a childhood full of abuse, teen pregnancy, sexual promiscuity, abortion, and working in the sex industry. If the Lord can use a story like mine, rest assured He will use a story like yours!

If like me, you have ugly in your past, I want to encourage you that no matter what you have done, no matter what has been done to you, there is hope and healing through Jesus Christ.

Blog Stops

Vicky Sluiter, February 7 (Author Interview)

Texas Book-aholic, February 8

For the Love of Literature, February 9 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 10

Through the Fire Blogs, February 11 (Author Interview)

A Reader’s Brain, February 12

A Baker’s Perspective , February 13 (Author Interview)

deb’s Book Review, February 14

Inklings and notions, February 15

Tell Tale Book Reviews, February 16 (Author Interview)

For Him and My Family, February 17

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 18

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 19

Book Love, February 20 (Guest Review from Gail)

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, B.J. is giving away the grand prize package of a signed copy of the book and a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/f5b9/unwanted-no-more-celebration-tour-giveaway