This book is the testimony of B.J. Garrett and is filled with feelings of heartfelt, heartbroken and God's love. What an inspirational story! B.J. doesn't hold back from telling her life story of how much she has gone through. This is a story of what people do go through and how we don't talk about the evil in our lives, the stuff that is our baggage, hidden deep within. In her story be prepared she doesn't sugar coat anything from sexual abuse, abortion, depression, feelings of lost to how she accepted God's grace and found hope and security with her faith and love for God.
I would recommend this read to adults if a teen is reading it, the parents may want to read before, due to the subject matter. This is a great book for those that have always felt that they can't step into a church or God will not love them for what they have done in their past. This book is proof, God loves us all and wants us to be with Him always. This is a quick read and B.J. does a great job of getting to the point and allowing the book to move on and not drag things out. Be warned...... once you start reading you will not be able to put it down.
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Book: Unwanted No More
About the Book
About the Book
Author: BJ Garrett
Release Date: December 1, 2019
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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About the AuthorB. 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.
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