Kelly Flanagan is a psychologist, father, and blogger who is best known for the letters he has written to his children on his blog, one of which landed him on the Today Show with his four-year-old daughter.
In Loveable, Flanagan answers three fundamental human questions: Am I enough? How do I become unlonely? Do I matter? He shows us how to rediscover our worthiness and remember that we are good enough. He encourages us to shed the false self that keeps us lonely and to find people who accept us as we are. And he inspires us to fully embrace our passions, regardless of how ordinary those passions may be.
Reading like an extended love letter to readers, Loveable uncovers three essential truths: you are enough, you are not alone, and you matter. Flanagan invites us to disconnect from the distractions and demands of daily life and to listen more intently for the voice of grace within each of us, so we might fully awaken to the redemptive story we are here to live.
Flanagan, clinical psychologist and founder of the UnTangled blog, wants readers to think about the elusiveness of feeling good about oneself. The book's origins come from his experience writing personal letters to his children about faring well in life by turning off the critical, negative sound bites that can poison a restless mind these thoughtful essays got him an invite on The Today Show, which took his blog readership to new heights. Flanagan offers readers many small observations about life, relationships, and the inner workings of the heart and mind in easily digestible fashion. Men and women alike will benefit from his humble transparency as he untangles his own struggles with acceptance of himself. Although the book will be helpful to any reader looking for affirmation and relief from self-criticism, Christian readers especially will find solace, a gentle nudge to change as needed, and tender reminders that all people struggle in similar ways.
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Dr. Kelly Flanagan has these great blog posts (UnTangled) and so when I heard about his book, I was very excited to get an opportunity to read Loveable. His blog posts are so honest and deep that I felt confident that his book would be very similar. And he did not disappoint.
I truly love how Dr. Flanagan used personal stories and metaphors in this book to delve into introspective topics that are typically difficult to discuss. His book is relatable and kind. Dr. Flanagan comes from a place of love, respect, and hope. Those characteristics really shine through in his work.
I highly recommend this book. It is engaging, thought-provoking, and such a wonderful read. Thank you Dr. Flanagan!
*I received a free Advance Reader Copy in exchange for my honest thoughts/opinions of the author's book.*