Monday, February 10, 2020

"Unwanted No More" by BJ Garrett Book Tour and GiveAway

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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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"Unwanted No More"  by BJ Garrett is an honest telling of the author's life. It was hard to read about her abuse and her abortions, but I think readers will receive encouragement from her story.

Some of her story is familiar to mine, no I didn't have abortions and no I wasn't sexually abused by my father but I was sexuality abused by  family friends and still have feelings of being a bad person.  I also lost both parents to cancer and before their deaths I struggled to feel good enough for them to love them. No, I am not saying they were abusive, just stating that I kinda of understand how the author felt. This book was hard for me to read, but I am glad I did.

This story is really a Beauty from the Ashes "True Story".  I with the author can say" there is always someone that wants us and love us and we are loved. "

I believed this book is an encouragement for all.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my all.


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)
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
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.

10 comments:

James Robert said...

Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

James Robert said...

Thanks for sharing your book with us. I think we all enjoy hearing about new books we previously didn't know about. Also, thank you for the giveaway.

Rita Wray said...

I liked the review.

James Robert said...

Thanks so much for sharing a book description and giveaway also. Sounds great!

kim hansen said...

Sounds good.

Caryl Kane said...

Thank you for your wonderful review!

Melissa W said...

It does seem like these things would be hard to read about. Important but hard!

Madonna said...

boy this is a hard topic but true for so many. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie P said...

This sounds like a really great read.

BJ Garrett said...

Thank you for your kind and generous review. Humbling and exciting. ❤