Pierced & Embraced: 7 Life-Changing Encounters with the Love of Christ by Kelli Worrall is an enlightening book that provides a unique and insightful perspective of Jesus Christ’s love for us.


This book should be read by anyone who has a desire to gain a fuller perspective of the ways in which God loves us, especially during the tough times.



Something I found very fascinating about this book is its delicate balance of biblical teachings and Kelli’s personal experiences. I will be the first to admit that I am not a fan of books that are loaded with personal stories and experiences of the author’s that drown out the true message and essence of the book. Thankfully, Kelli did not do that at all.


Kelli has an uncanny ability to wonderfully weave her experiences into the examination of each of the seven women and the way that Jesus Christ demonstrated love to them. I was honestly shocked that the personal experiences she shared truly drew me in. I really enjoyed reading how experiences in her life correlated with each of the women’s encounter with Jesus. It added depth to the points that she was making and did not overshadow the most important lesson readers are to take away – Jesus Christ’s love for them.


One of my favorite things about this book is the Scriptural context that Kelli provides along with the passages of Scripture that she explores. This is something that very few writers tend to share when examining Scripture. I really liked that Kelli understood the importance of readers not just reading the Scriptures she shared, but understanding the context surrounding them. This was a wonderful addition and something that I believe more authors should consider included in their works, when applicable.


This book excels when it comes to shedding a refreshing light on the love of Christ. Many people may think they have a decent understanding of the love of Christ, but I’ve discovered that there is always more that we can learn about Christ, including this love for us. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to discover a unique perspective of Christ’s love for us and to anyone who may be struggling to see how Christ truly loves them amidst the trials and troubles they encounter in life.


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I received this book free from the publisher through the Moody Publishers Newsroom book review bloggers program.