About the Book
Book: Unwanted No More
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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Wow- what an inspiring, emotional memoir our author gives us from her life experience. This book shows us the compassion we should have for others when we don’t understand their life choices, because like all of us they need love and look for it where they can find it- it’s a human need. We are so quick to judge, alienate, or quietly look down on that person- why not show them the love that Christ has shown you so you can point them to the Savior? This book really hit home to me on that. Also, no matter your past, no matter how dirty you feel, the Lord loves you unconditionally and longs for you to have a relationship with Him. I always loved the saying that God never moves away from us, but we move away from Him. He’s waiting for you dear one, and each and every one of us is a dear one to Him. He’s not overwhelmed by your needs, anger, pain, whatever it is- He’s there for you and will never fail you. This book is written in a clear way that captures your heart and mind and really doesn’t let you go until you finish. The prose flows so naturally and no chapter is overly long. You really are put into our author’s shoes and really get it from her perspective. Don’t miss this one- great for even the non reader.
I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own.
About the Author
B. 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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