Untangled by Carey Scott

Release Date: May 2015

Publisher: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780800726591

Genre: Christian Living

Have you ever felt worthless, not good enough, or guilty because you don’t measure up? Have you ever felt like you were alone while everyone else seemed to have their lives together? We all want to feel valued. That we are worth something. We crave the approval and acceptance in the eyes of family, friends, and even strangers. We always fall short whenever we seek the world’s standards. We also cannot believe we are who God says we are -accepted, loved, beautiful, and treasured if we seek these lies.

Carey Scott shares her own personal testimony to help encourage those of us who struggle with insecurity.She teaches women how to untangle your self-esteem from the world and to anchor it in Jesus Christ. She uses very practical strategies on how to move forward and offers comfort that you aren’t alone. Each chapter ends with scriptures to memorize, a personal prayer, and questions to help tie it all in.

I struggle with insecurity a lot so I found this book very encouraging. I loved Carey Scott’s insight and how very true it is. I was impacted the most by what she talked about friendships. We all struggle. We all want friends and to be accepted, but when we learn to let go some of our expectation, the freer we can be. People are always going to let you down, but Jesus never will. While people change, God will remain the same. He will still love you no matter what. That’s the main important truth that she teaches. You might be thinking, well, that’s stupid. That’s not a new concept. You’re right! It’s not. However, when you are so stuck in insecurity you aren’t going to truly believe or grasp that. Many women who struggle already know this truth, but making it real is what is important.

The only thing that bothered me is that most of the scriptures she quoted came from The Message. The Message is a paraphrase of the Bible and isn’t an actual version of the Bible. Many of the scriptures I had to look up in the version that I use which is either the KJV or the ESV. Overall, most of her scriptures matched with what she had to say. There were also certain chapters that didn’t pertain to me at all. There is a complete chapter on marriage and another one on kids. I’m not at that stage in life yet. However, don’t let that stop you from reading her book. While not everything will pertain to you, you will gain a lot out of it.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

Read an excerpt here.

Purchase a copy here.

16640About Carey Scott

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.

4 thoughts on “Untangled by Carey Scott

    • No, thank you for sharing your book! God is going to use you in big and mighty ways! You aren’t afraid to talk about the real hard things which is something I really appreciate. I hope to go into ministry one day and I want to use your book as a resource to help encourage other women. You are going to impact so many others around you and I’m praying for you and your ministry. 🙂


  1. Pingback: Top Ten Tuesday: First Ten Books I Ever Reviewed | It's Story Time With Van Daniker!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.