Saturday, February 20, 2010

Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God: Review & Giveaway


 Sheila Walsh takes her reader in Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God through a journey in the bible as well as through her personal life. Walsh describes in detail 10 figures from the bible that exemplify their trust in God. She also discusses at length her own personal struggle in times of darkness with trusting God. Throughout the book Walsh relates her own struggle with that of the biblical figure she discusses. In this book Walsh lets her reader know that it is ok and normal to have struggles and periods of darkness and despair. She used the 10 characters from the bible to show how like us they struggled with trusting God but in the end triumphed over their difficulties.

From the moment I started reading this book I was enthralled. Sheila Walsh writes with such ease and eloquence, this book was an easy yet incredibly insightful reading experience. Straight from her heart, Walsh describes in detail her struggles with depression and how the Women of Faith ministry was the least likely place she thought she would find her calling from God. Honestly, Walsh professes her love for God but at the same time describes how like us, she too fought to find her unfailing trust in her Savior. As women it is common for us to want to put up a front of happiness in spite of how we truly feel inside. Walsh lets us know that is normal but trusting in God is first and foremost. He knows what is on the inside and what we are truly made of. When you feel alone or filled with darkness, trust in Him to see you through. Walsh eloquently describes how she was taken from the darkness of a psychiatric ward and put on the stage for the first time at a Women of Faith conference. She thought she would falter and fall but her Heavenly Father was right by her side to help her with every step. This book is an incredible encouragement to all who read it.

From the Publisher
Be sure to watch this video about Beautiful Things Happen When a Women Trusts God:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWbkcH3VhXM
Delivering a big message with strong biblical insights and heartening personal stories, author and Women of Faith speaker Sheila Walsh shows women the life-changing power of trusting in God.
Most Christian women live with a deep sense that they can't seem to get things right, that if only they could be a little better, life would straighten out. Through her own personal hardships, Sheila Walsh has learned that the Christian life is not about getting things right or back to "normal." She writes, "Christ comes not to get us out of our difficulties but to live in us through them." She wants to show women that God has a stunningly beautiful moment of redemption for them that leads to a lifetime of peace and joy.
In this eye-opening message for women, she presents a moving look at her own story as she dives into the lives of Bible characters, drawing out lessons from their trials that women can use immediately to establish a deep, life-altering trust in the Father.

Thomas Nelson publishing kindly provided me with free copy of Beautiful Things Happen When Women Trust God in exchange for my honest review of this book.

If you would like an opportunity to read Beautiful Things Happen When Women Trust God by Sheila Walsh I am giving away a free copy to one of my readers. To enter this giveaway leave a comment on why you want to read this book. 

You will recieve additonal entries for the following: 
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  • tweet my giveaway, one entry for each daily tweet
  • blog about my giveaway
Please include relevant links in your comment when appropriate. This giveaway will end March 13th, 2010, midnight PST.

71 comments:

  1. I want to read this because I could use some encouragement right now.

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  2. I would love the opportunity to read this book, sounds like a word in season!
    Thanks,
    Kim
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  3. I have heard Mrs. Walsh speak and I would love to read more of her testimony.

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  4. I just finished reading that book at the end of last year. That book was such a blessing to me!

    Thank you so much for sharing with everyone how marvelous this book is.

    May God bless you today and every day!!

    Georgia

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  5. Love your blog. From another homeschool Mom!

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  6. This book sounds so wonderful. God has really been dealing with not only me but my entire family on trusting him completely. It is such a struggle a testimony like this would definitely be a much welcomed encouragement.

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful book. You did an excellent job in writing the review. I am a male but I wanted to read your review because I too review books on my blog. I like your blog.

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  8. This sounds like a wonderful book to read.
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  9. Thanks for that review. It sounds like a very encouraging book. Blessings ~

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  10. This sounds like a very uplifting book. I enjoyed reading your review of it.

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  11. I want to read this book because I think the message is something I need to hear right now. Plus it would be nice to read a Christian book that is different than the text books I am currently reading.

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  13. I would love to read this book because I am one of the Christian Women that feel that way sometimes. I often wonder if I am doing everything right or if I am doing everything good enough. This would be an inspiring book!
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  14. Have your button on right sidebar!!!
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  16. I haven't read any of Sheila Walsh's books yet, but I've heard a lot of good things about them. I'd love to give this one a try. Thanks!

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  18. Thanks for offering this book. I'm working on working through terminal breast cancer, and would welcome this book as a companion on my journey.

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  21. It looks like a very inspiring book
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  24. I want to read this book because I am going through this area of my life right now. Knowing that I can trust God, but putting my faith into action gets me everytime. I need some encouragement and some guidance, through God's word, to help me grow past this roadblock. I have read Shelia Walsh's books, and she is great at leading you through the scriptures and putting things in womanly nurturing way.

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  25. I follow you through Google Reader.

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  26. I posted this giveaway on my facebook page.

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  28. oh how I would love to read this book! I am reading another of Sheila's books right now and am totally enjoying it and I know I would love this one as well!!!! Thank you for the chance! :)


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  32. The one quote alone from her, "Christ comes not to get us out of our difficulties but to live in us through them" makes me want to read this book. What a lovely description. Thank you so much!
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  33. I have never read a Shelia Walsh book and would love to. I remember her from being on CBN along time ago. lol

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  34. I tweeted @gahome2mom. (retweet)

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  35. Following on Google/Blogger
    The other one had an error. :(

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  36. My grandkids and I love Sheila Walsh's kids' books and DVDs, such as Gigi and Will (just picked up her latest Gigi DVD, as a matter of fact :) ). I would love to read this book - both for myself, and to share with friends and on my site for the Sandwich Generation. Thanks for a fun contest. :)

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  47. Please enter me into this contest. I'd like to read this book as it calls to me and I feel it will deepen my relationship with God. Thanks so much for hosting this.

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  50. I admire and respect Sheila Walsh's writings, and would love to read her newest book. Thanks for the chance.

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  53. I would love to read this book because I have read several of Sheila Walsh's books before. She helps me on the my spiritual journey and it would be wonderful to win a free copy. Thank you for the chance!
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  64. This looks like an interesting book. Please include me.

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  65. I follow you on Networked Blogs and on Google Friend Connect

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  66. I subscribe via Reader and E-Mail

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  68. i want to win this so badly!

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  69. facebooked it where i am agodlyhomemaker

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