"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Monday, February 15, 2010

Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God by Sheila Walsh

Sheila Walsh, former co-host of The 700 Club, and her own talk show Heart to Heart with Sheila Walsh, she is a featured speaker of America’s largest woman’s conference Women of Faith, and she is the author or co-author of many inspirational books.

In her latest book she shares her own story and uses lessons from the Bible to help other women find a new degree of trusting God. Helping them to see that God is always with them and that He has charted their path.
In twelve chapters she covers things such “The Hunger to Belong”, “Why the Pain?” and “Trusting God with Your Journey”. She delves into the Bible stories of Joseph, Lot, Tabitha and Gideon, plus many others to illustrate how trusting in God can deeply alter your life.

This book would make a great Bible Study as it would open up conversations on how people feel this book helped them to be more trusting and to share their own stories. While reading it by myself, I felt the continuing urge to share with others. I also had one troubling concern throughout the book and that was Sheila’s view on her depression and not being “normal”. There are countless numbers of people in this world who have been or are now being treated for depression, including me. This idea is the main topic of her story. Depression is an illness that can be treated in many ways, like almost any other illness. I feel I may not be “normal” because, in addition to being treated for depression, I am handicapped with my right side paralyzed. Who sets the definition of ‘normal”? I felt by the end of the book she gets past this “normal” attitude and knows that GOD loves us all just the way we are, flaws and all, and that by trusting in Him our journey will be just as He had planned.

To find out more about Sheila Walsh and her ministry check out her website http://www.sheilawalsh.com/

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

1 comment:

www.nelliebugs.com said...

I enjoyed your honest review. I didn't like the book, and after reading the other reviews I was wondering if I "missed" something, because they all gave 4 or 5 stars. Thanks for being honest!