Sunday, March 7, 2010

Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God by Sheila Walsh (Review)

Do you ever question God's ability to catch you when you fall?

Do shame, fear, and brokenness keep you from fully trusting God?

Do you secretly believe your dreams are unreachable?

You are not alone

This is a book about trust.  How we fight it.  How we learn to do it.  How it transforms us.  Life is not safe.  That reality slips over us as we grow.  Our response to the Father in that reality allows us either to swing higher and higher with the trust of a child...or fearfully shrink back from the swing set altogether.  As we weigh that choice.  God whispers:  Trust me.

In a remarkably transparent account, author and speaker Sheila Walsh opens wide her lifelong battle with trust and the moment-by-moment choices she made to follow where God led.  Sheila has lived a life ruled by the "hidden places" of insecurity and brokenness and knows the overwhelming beauty of a life wholly handed over to Christ.

As you encounter her struggles and triumphs, you also meet ten of the bibles transformed - Tabitha, David, Paul, and others - who teach us that in spite of overwhelming circumstances, just one trusting encounter with Christ sets beautiful things in motion.  It can resurrect dreams, instill purpose, and ignite hope.


Sheila Walsh, a Women of Faith speaker, is author of The Heartache No One Sees, Get off Your Knees & Pray, Let Go, and the award-winning Gigi, God's Little Princess series.  Shelia lives in Frisco, Texas, with her husband, Barry and son, Christian.

Visit the author's website


This is the first time that I have read a book of this kind where there is alot of scripture and reference to the bible being made.  It was both enlightening and puzzling to me because I have never fully read the bible.  I fully believe that there is a God and he/she is here to love and support us and not judge us.  And I believe that Sheila was trying to convey that in her message with this book that if you trust in God he/she will be there to support you and lead you through your tough times.  One of the things that I was wanting for in this book is that I wanted to hear more about Sheila's life and not so much about others in the bible.  I wanted to know about her depression, her relationships with her son and husband. 

For someone who is unconventional in my spiritual beliefs this book left my wanting more about Sheila's story but I did find in very fascinating that things that happened in bibilical times are still taking place now and that the references she used in her book are just as useful today as they were then.

I would definately recommend reading this book because I believe that how do you know something until you have had the opportunity to read or explore it.  Being open to life and all things that happen in life is my philosophy.

Thanks to Thomas Nelson, Inc for this complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Genre:  Christian Woman - Religious Life
ISBN 978-1-4002-0243-0
Pages: 169
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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