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Product Details

  • Paperback: 179 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (February 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785228780
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785228783
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.5 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,382,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kimberley Kennedy is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, writer, and host of a weekly newsmagazine show airing in Atlanta, Orlando, and Charlotte. A former news anchor in Dallas and Atlanta, Kimberley enjoys public speaking and is active with nonprofit boards.

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I really loved this book - it was a page turner start to finish!
kim0712
Left at the Altar by Kimberly Kennedy is a book for every woman who has felt the pain of rejection and who desires to reinvent herself and go forward.
Ann C. Daniel
Regardless, the book is very well written and contains a number of good points.
W. Dowler

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. Sheret on February 4, 2009
Format: Paperback
This little paperback is essential reading for everybody, not just someone who has been left at the altar. We have all been there, metaphorically at least, and Ms. Kennedy with her wisdom and compassion guides us through her very public dumping to a place of spirituality and God-ness. Ms. Kennedy literally got left at the altar at her wedding rehearsal and heard the awful words, "I just can't do it," from her groom. No whiner, she, but a strong woman who shares her story of rejection and those of others who call upon their inner strength to find hope. Not just wise words but a good read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bennett Penix on February 24, 2009
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from Diane Penn, Palm Springs, CA

Kimberley suffered a shattering blow to her sense of self, as she tells her story in "Left at the Altar."
It left her vulnerable, like going through a dark tunnel.

One of the fascinating parts is just when you think she is almost at the end of that tunnel, she is hit with another blow.

But, she made it through. Courageous journey. I couldn't
put it down. And neither could my husband.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mary Singer Wick on May 5, 2009
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Although I wasn't left standing at the altar, the man who promised to marry me broke up with me for another woman before our wedding date was set. I was devastated! Kimberley's story is such an encouragement to any woman who has been through this heartache. God can heal us if we just draw near to Him, and He can restore the love we lost with something better. Although it is incredibly painful to be abandoned by the man you love, there is hope for a bright future. Have faith! Mary Singer Wick, author of "My Heart's Desire: A Journey Toward Finding Extravagant Love".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Chandley on April 2, 2009
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This book is not just for women left at the altar but for anyone who has experienced any kind of rejection. Kimberley describe her experience so vividly I felt like I was there.

It is so encouraging to read about another sister in Christ falling in love with the Lord, and I pray this book shows many women the satisfaction of being intimate and romanced by the creator of the universe.

I am in college and it seems everyone around me is either getting engaged or talking about getting engaged and this book puts marriage and finding your mate back into perspective. A great read for college girls!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ann C. Daniel on February 24, 2009
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Left at the Altar by Kimberly Kennedy is a book for every woman who has felt the pain of rejection and who desires to reinvent herself and go forward.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over twenty five years, I welcome this addition to my resource library. The author's candid and insightful voice will bring hope to many who share her journey and who find direction from her experience.
It was an exceptional good read.

Ann Carol Daniel, LMFT, LPC
Macon, Ga.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Janis M. D. on February 10, 2009
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This book is well-written by a young woman who felt her world collapse when her fiance said, "I can't do it" at the wedding rehearsal. She experienced the natural human emotions but eventually realized her faith in God was the answer. She shares her spiritual journey with other women experiencing rejection of any kind in the hope they, too, will find their way from rejection to fulfilled lives. This book is a MUST READ for any woman who has been rejected for any reason.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Miranda on April 11, 2009
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An easy to read book that focuses on moving on after rejection. The author shares her faith journey through the entire experience and beyond. Her point of view helps women see that good can come out of evil and that a woman's self-worth is not dependent on a man, but on a relationship with her Creator. I intend to purchase a copy for everyone of my girlfriends and my new mantra will be, "man's rejection, God's protection."

Kimberly, I'm so sorry you had to live through this horrible experience but I'm really blessed that you took the time to write this book for the rest of us who have also lived through rejection.
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By adventures of frugal mom on February 25, 2011
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I was given the chance to review an awesome book through booksneeze.com. The book was Left at the Altar by Kimberley Kennedy. I was so impressed with this book. The author addresses not only her own rejection, being told by her fiancee' the day before their wedding was to take place that he just could not go through with it, but also the rejection other women have gone through.
She addresses how devastated she was that it happened to her- but she now knows that there was a reason for everything. Instead of waiting for a sign from God and to trust that He would send the right man for her, she settled because she wanted to be married.
One of my favorite quotes from the book is "Anytime there is stuff in your past, it is impossible for it not to shape your future." The author realizes that she had not dealt with the rejection she received from her father at a young age but being left at the altar forced her to deal with this issue.
Kennedy uses not only stories from present day but she also uses Biblical stories to show that rejection is not new. It has been around as long as people have existed and even before then.
I would definitely tell anyone that is dealing with rejection to read this book. In fact I am planning on recommending this book to a good friend of mine. Kennedy made me realize that the first relationship that you need to be right with is your relationship with God. Kennedy realizes that yes it might have been painful going through this rejection- but she is in a better place because of this rejection. She has learned to forgive, has gone on to a new job- one in which she sees the positive everyday and is able to spotlight it. The most important relationship in her life is her relationship with God. If that relationship is right than everything else will fall into place.

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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