Exposed: Inexcusable Me...Irreplaceable Him by Shannon M. Deitz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Shannon Deitz did not have a fairytale life. Although she had wonderful caring parents, two of her siblings turned to drugs and Shannon was well on her way to following them. In her book Exposed: Inexcusable Me... Irreplaceable Him she describes the challenges she faced as she grew up. Twice she was raped, several times she experienced spiritual warfare to the point where the demons took human form. Throughout her life she felt she was worthless, otherwise, why would these things keep happening to her?
Then one day she decided to stop fighting, to surrender her life. She completely submitted to God and gave up all control of her life. His will became her will. Even at this point, she did not understand how God could love someone like her, how He could forgive her for all of the things she had done, how He could make her clean. But He could, and He did.
I really enjoyed this book. I could see several parallels in my own life which allowed me to connect emotionally with her story. As she went through the horrors that she faced, she knew God was there. She didn't want to face Him, but she knew He was there. Many times in my life, I've allowed the negative thoughts to keep me from the truth like Shannon did. Thankfully I too surrendered my life to Christ and I now try to let Him lead me each day.
I found it unusual that there were many, many references to faith but I don't recall a lot of scriptural references other than at the beginning of some of the chapters. This was a little disappointing because I know how important it is to be grounded in the Word, especially when you are facing spiritual battles. However, I did appreciate the candid approach that the author took when describing the events of her life.
Overall, I thought this was a good book for the Christian woman who struggles with feelings of unworthiness and negative thinking. It's a wonderful example of someone who had been dragged down to the depths, but was lifted up by Christ when she turned her life over to Him.
You can find more about the author on her website www.shannonmdeitz.com.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from B&B media for the purpose of review. I was not required to write a positive review.
Love and Blessings Always!Margaret