by Ginny L. Yttrup
Thank you to Handlebar Publishing for offering me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!
Invisible was a tough book to read. Yttrup writes about issues that are practically bred into girls these days and it touched a sensitive place in me. I think most women, at the very least, struggle with self-image issues and, at most, have a daily battle with food and/or feelings of self-worth. I was impressed with how well Yttrup spoke to these issues in her book. Even though Invisible is a work of fiction, I was challenged in my life - in my image of and attitude toward myself. Not only was this an enjoyable read that pulls you into the lives of Ellyn, Sabina and Twila, it was a book that forced me to look deep into myself and find out what I was hiding behind as well. This is a book that has found a permanent spot on my bookshelf!
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."