InvisibleGinny L. Yttrup,
Ellyn DeMoss - chef, café 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’... Read More
Sabina Jackson - tall, slender and exotic - left her husband, daughters and a thriving counseling practice to spend a year in Northern California. 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, she longs to hide, but instead follows God and fights for her own survival. Will she succeed?
As these women’s lives intertwine in Ginny Yttrup's novel Invisible, their eyes open to the glory within each of them and they begin to recognize themselves as being created in God’s image.
Page Count: 352
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Apr 1, 2013
- UPC: 9781433671685
- Height: 0
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- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 352
- Publish Date: Apr 1, 2013
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042000"
- ISBN: 1433671689
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- Finding freedom from shame by dgottreu on 4/3/13
Invisible: A Novel by Ginny Yttrup was not quite what I was expecting but I was surprised by the way the book affected me. The novel is centered around four main characters and each is struggling with a problem that causes them unhappiness. The three main women in the story become great friends and as they help each other they start to see themselves as being created in God’s image. At the end of the book the author states that this is not a self help book but “a story of freedom from the bondage of shame. Freedom found through believing the truth of God’s Word.”
Ellyn Demoss is a chef, owns of a restaurant, loves butter, and often wonders if she loves butter more than God. She is overweight and even though she has a very poor self image, she sees only good in others. Dr. Becker, a widower, has been Ellyn’s doctor for years and when he shows a romantic interest in her she thinks that there must be something wrong with him.
Sabrina Jackson is a counselor suffering from depression who left her practice and family to spend a year alone in Mendocino, California to heal. Sabrina seems to be hiding from God, is deeply grieving over the deaths of two people dear to her, and does not seem to be really working on healing. She is also the opposite of Ellyn being slim and exotic.
Twila Boaz is a recovering anorexic who has a strange tattoo on her cheek and another tattoo on her wrist which translated means that she is made in the image of God. She has a very strong faith in God and works very hard to overcome her problem with anorexia. She seems to be happiest when she is helping someone especially if it means helping them get closer to God.
My favorite character is Dr. Miles Becker who has such a faith filled relationship with God that others can see Jesus in him. He is kind and loving to everyone and plays a significant role in the life of the three women as he helps them to see themselves as God sees them and to help them work through their problems.
The author did an excellent job in the development of all the characters, the plot, and the dialogue. She did not reveal each character’s problem immediately but slowly developed the story and brought each person’s problem to light. However, I would have liked to have known exactly how much Ellyn weighed. Not really important to the story but just something that I wanted to know. I also wondered about her age but finally near the end of the book her age was revealed. I found the book to be very inspirational and it made me want to work on my own self image and to work on having a closer relationship with God.
I would recommend this novel to anyone who needs or wants to be inspired and likes a good story with a great ending.
I received a free copy of this book from Handlebar Publishing in exchange for an honest review.