Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Unwanted No More by B.J. Garrett

Book:  Unwanted No More
Author: BJ Garrett
Genre:  Memoir
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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Reading a Memoir is a great way to really get to know someone. B.J. Garrett wrote a very touching and also open and honest story of her life. 

B.J. Garrett had a very undesirable childhood, being a victim of Sexual Abuse from her own father and a few other men in her life. Her mother was never really there for her. Both of these gave B.J feelings of not feeling Real Love from her parents. She tells of her abortions. She was a Teen Mom who did the best to raise her daughter on her own. Due to her rough Childhood, B.J. was rebellious in many ways. She did attend church during her Childhood, but never understood the LOVE of Christ. B.J. met the man who would eventually become her husband, after she discovered she was carrying his child. They journey together would lead them to discover the TRUE LOVE of Christ and B.J. Garrett would give her life to Christ and the transformation in her life really began. 

I really LOVE how open and transparent B.J. Garrett is about her entire life. God really began a good work in her and showed her that she is WANTED and very much loved. The feeling of being unwanted for so long slowly began to change to knowing her place in this world. She has now been in full time ministry and jobs since 2004. This book is a GREAT testimony of how when we FULLY find the Love of Christ and allow him to lead our ways, the transformation for our life can be Gigantic! God is bigger then any abusive childhood and suffering! GREAT BOOK! 

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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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.

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