Invisible focuses on three women, and one male. He is missing in the book description down there, but he is a big part of the book, so Miles is in my review as well. Miles knows Ellyn. He is a doctor, and as his wife was dying of cancer she made him promise to take Ellyn out on a date or two and get to know her better. Now, two years after her passing he is trying to do that. Ellyn is rather addicted to butter, but that isn't her problem. Her problem is that she beats herself up and doesn't see herself as God sees her. Something many of us fail to do.
Sabina is in the same town, was at the same Dr. as Ellyn - Miles. But Sabina is running away from her life. She is sucked into a void of deep horrible depression for reasons that are not clear at the front. She is a councilor but she can't heal or council herself. She needs help.
And then Twila is running a store with her mother. She has thorns tattooed on her cheek, but she is a Christian. She has a major eating disorder because of things that are tearing her life apart. She knows Ellyn from her coming into the store to get cleansing diets to try to loose the weight that upsets her so badly. Meanwhile, Twila is just struggling to keep weight on at all.
These four lives are laid out and intertwined, as are our real lives. Invisible works to show that we are still God's children, made like Him, and that we have to heal and forgive so that we don't destroy ourselves and those around us. It is like I tell my friends, you are so NOT alone. You have a God that loves you so much He died for you, and if you will work to see yourself like He sees you, it will change your life. I think Ginny worked hard to put that into her book, and I appreciate that.
About the Book:
Ellyn DeMoss--chef, cafe owner, and lover of butter--is hiding behind her extra weight. But what is she hiding? While Ellyn sees the good in others, she has only condemnation for herself. So when a handsome widower claims he's attracted to Ellyn, she's certain there's something wrong with him.
Sabina Jackson--tall, slender, and exotic--left her husband, young adult daughters, and a thriving counseling practice to spend a year in Northern California where she says she's come to heal. But it seems to Ellyn that Sabina's doing more hiding than healing. What's she hiding from? Is it God?
Twila Boaz has come out of hiding and is working to gain back the pounds she lost when her only goal was to disappear. When her eating disorder is triggered again, though she longs to hide, she instead follows God and fights for her own survival. But will she succeed?
As these women's lives intertwine, their eyes open to the glory within each of them as they begin to recognize themselves as being created in God's image.
Ginny is an author, speaker and life coach from Northern California. Writing has been Ginny's life-long passion. Since meeting Jesus Christ as her Savior, Ginny enjoys using her talent to convey to others the unconditional love, grace and freedom found in God.
Ginny's "MEET" page is way better than this tiny blurb I have here.
Please do go read it! http://ginnyyttrup.com/meet-ginny/
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The book link is here: http://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Novel-Ginny-L-Yttrup/dp/1433671689
My copy of Invisible by Ginny Yttrup came from through Handlebar Publicist on behalf of B&H Publishing Group and the author in exchange for my honest review. Thank you so much! :)