A True BraveGirl: The Unveiled Wife (giveaway and book review!)

A True BraveGirl: The Unveiled Wife (giveaway and book review!)

Today I am so honored to share with you a story of a true BraveGirl. Her name is Jennifer Smith and she founded Unveiled Wife in 2011.
We are giving away three copies of her new book, “The Unveiled Wife”, as well as sharing a new worship song at the end of the post.
You can also view the trailer for her book at the end of the post!

book-hero

I met Jennifer in 2013 at a semi-local event. She was up in Central Oregon, visiting family and discussing her “Wife After God” devotional. After talking, she encouraged me to share my story on her website, believing it could bring healing to other wives who may have had similar experiences.

969368_677173332296487_1327546402_n

I’m in the “I LOVE My Husband” shirt in the center, she’s in the coral top with a lovely scarf! My friend Angel is rocking a dark shirt and jeans and wedges. I give her the credit for introducing me to the Unveiled Wife ministry.

This is consistent with the heart of both Jennifer and her husband, who chose to expose every piece of their love story in this new book. It is not glamorous, but it is genuine. It is in the imperfection of her life that she reveals the glory of her Creator. “He never stopped pursuing me and He never stopped loving me.” It would be difficult for anyone to admit their faults in marital disagreements, but to list all of your faults in a public forum, typed and printed, and then to place your smiling face on the cover to encourage that same transparency in others? As Annie F. Downs would say, “that is brave.

The book is set up for discussion or introspection or both. Each small chapter has two to four questions afterward that you can meditate on and respond to. Personally, I couldn’t stop reading the book and devoured the first 27 chapters in one day! The next day, I took my time with the last three, as they were especially deep and thought-provoking for me.

I’ve only been married two years longer than she has, but in our deepest hearts, all women have the same needs and longings for intimacy. “You desire to be fully known and loved.”
I was privileged to attend a live event for her book release where she had a panel that shared the time with her about what it means to be unveiled. You can click on that YouTube video here.
Here are a few gems.
“What I have learned is that being unveiled is about letting your walls down so that God and others can get to know the REAL you, imperfections and all. It is about offering yourself in love.”
“What I discovered was freedom. Freedom from fear and freedom from pain.”

“When we embrace true intimacy with God and others, it leads to reconciliation.”

I finished this book with a hunger and a longing in my heart for a deeper level of intimacy with God. The questions left me pondering areas in my life where I’m hiding, holding back, keeping secrets and ultimately locking myself in a lonely place. Outwardly, I find all sorts of ways to distract from that pain, but it’s only when it’s brought to the surface that the healing will happen.

The message of Unveiled Wife is based on 2 Corinthians 3:16-18, “Whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. (NIV)

If you have ever struggled with feelings of failure, unmet expectations, or feeling unloved, there is something in here for you. I would also encourage you to check out her youtube channel where she goes through her “Wife after God” devotional. She has one video for each chapter-meant to take a month to complete.
Here is one video, from Chapter 8. It deals with your worth.

I hope you will know how much God loves you and longs for you to be absolutely filled and to know Him in your deepest places. That you will trust Him and become brave enough to be unveiled with Him.

Tammy
The Unveiled Wife Book giveaway

35 Comments

  1. How exciting! I’ve been watching the release on her Facebook. Hopefully, I’ll be honored enough to read it.

    Reply
  2. Yay!! I’ve been telling my husband how much I really want this book! If it’s God’s will for me to read that book for my marriage, then He’ll provide a way, either through this giveaway or another way!

    Jeremiah 29:11

    Reply
  3. I would love to read this book!!

    Reply
  4. I have been following the release of this book and enjoying getting to know the author’s story. Her prayers are beautiful and inspiring and I imagine her book will show the same.

    Reply
  5. Thanks for the give away

    Reply
  6. Thank you for this generous giveaway! I would love to win an autographed copy and read this
    🙂

    Reply
  7. I would love to read this book!

    Reply
  8. I feel like this may be very helpful to me.

    Reply
  9. Very blessed to be able to read your blog and Facebook posts everyday. Thank you.

    Reply
  10. This would be a blessing to win. I enjoy your posts on Facebook.

    Reply
  11. I would love to win a copy!

    Reply
  12. I would so love to get book…I have filled the page faithfully…so much inspiration

    Reply
  13. I hope that I am one of the ones who receives this book because I think it will help me very much. Thanks for giving this book away to help someone like me out.

    Reply
  14. I love Jennifer’s story. I know she’ll touch soooo many lives!

    Reply
  15. Would love to win this, thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply
  16. As a wife and author of my newly published book telling my true story of being the wife of an alcoholic(Married Under The Influence) I am truly inspired by this couple the Unveiled Wife and I also like Husband Revolution. Thank you for sharing your story, I know that isn’t always easy to share the intimate details as I chose to do the same thing in the hopes that I could help others. Thank you!

    Reply
  17. Watching the video touched my heart so much! I am crying. I can relate so much! Thank-you. I want to read your book so bad and have wanted to for months now! Hope this is my turn. 🙂

    Reply
  18. I would love to win a book, I read your blogs and you have such a great story and message and an inspiration to many❤

    Reply
  19. Thank you Tammy for sharing!!

    Reply
    • Jennifer,
      you are the one who shared. I hope you will be able to read every comment on here! May your life’s story continue to break free the chains which are ensnaring so many women.
      It’s an honor to know you and to share your story with others!
      ~Tammy

      Reply
  20. I would love to read this book!

    Reply
  21. I am dying to read this book!! I so hope I win!! Jennifer is so inspirational and I have been encouraged by everything I’ve heard about this book so far.

    Reply
  22. Hope to win! This is a much-needed message for wives.

    Reply
  23. I am so encouraged by her blog and would love the book!

    Reply
  24. I would love to win this! I follow her on facebook and love reading her inspiring posts.

    Reply
  25. This looks like an amazing book. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

    Reply
  26. i really need this

    Reply
  27. This would be an awesome book to both read and share with other wives I know!

    Reply
  28. I heard her on Moody Radio in Chicago. I enjoyed her story, hopefully I win!

    Reply
  29. I LOVE The Unveiled Wife! I look for new and refreshing words every day! They are always timely and just for me!

    Reply
  30. Thank you for opening my eyes to a new way of looking at my marriage and at God. I enjoy reading your posts and know that I would certainly love your book as well.

    Reply
  31. I have learned so much from the video,it truely lifted my heart and soul…..I realize more than ever how to live a more Christian Marriage. The postings on Facebook uplift me everyday. I hope to be able to read the Unveiled Wife soon whether I win a copy or need to purchase a copy.

    Reply
  32. I would like a chance to win this book, considering it’s sold out at my bookstore.

    Reply

Leave a Reply