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.
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.
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