Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God by Sheila Walsh


Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God by Sheila Walsh is a fantastic look at the struggle that many of us face with actually believing what we say we believe, acting like it, and therefore trusting in God. Sheila (it feels like we're friends after reading the book!) lets readers into her own personal struggles with trust and faith and writes openly about her battle with depression and her time spent in a mental hospital.

Sheila also looks honestly at "heroes of the faith" and shows not only their strengths but their weaknesses as well. She makes observations about times of growth in their lives and makes people like Paul, Samson, Joseph and others seem a little more like the rest of us, rather than the "super heroes" that we sometimes think of them as. Additionally, she also draws together lessons from each of their lives that we can apply to our own lives as we walk this journey of faith.

The book also includes a list of questions to be used in discussion with others and a 12-lesson Bible study that could be used individually or as a group study. I would love to do this study as a group to have the interaction and encouragement from others.

I received this book free of charge from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for a fair and honest review of this book.

5 stars (out of 5)

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