I was able to be on the launch team for this book. Since My first WOF event in 2011, I've become a Sheila fan-I guess you could say I'm "hooked." How I loved this book, every chapter has something that a woman can relate to, and if you can't relate now I'm sure sometime in your life you will. I really resonated with the last few chapters the most. Although I have tons of highlights I loved this little and simple quote (on pg. 169) "God's steadfast love never ceases. His mercies never end." I can't wait to get my hands on this book!
I have had the opportunity to see Sheila Walsh two times at Women of Faith events near my hometown. I love hearing her speak and I love reading her books. What she has to say speaks straight to your heart and gives you that feeling like "Wow, she knows exactly what I'm going through or exactly where I have been!!" When I found out that she had a new book coming out about the storms in our life, my first thought was I have to have this book, she wrote just for me. Needless to say, I was right and boy do my toes hurt!!!!
Do you have trouble with forgiveness? Not only with forgiving others but asking for forgiveness also. I do and the moment I started reading I knew right then I had amends to make and I did, I didn't hesitate to contact those people. Not only does she tackle the storm of forgiveness or unforgivenss, she tackles insecurity, fear, disappointment and many more topics that we as women face.
One quote from the book that cut like a knife is:
"Forgiveness is not about removing someone else's liability, but about setting our own hearts free."
Powerful words from a powerful woman of God!!! I definitely recommend this book to all you will not be disappointed.
I received this book from Booksneeze for my honest review, all opinions expressed here are my own.
Life is hard. When we become Christians, things don't suddenly start going our way. Life is still hard. The Storm Inside addresses the different types of storms that women find themselves struggling withâ€”unforgiveness, shame, regret, despair, rage, and more. None of us are immune. The storms in our lives may be externally triggered, but they rage inside us, immobilizing us, and keeping us from being who God has called us to be. To paraphrase the book, "If you are not currently in a storm, you have just come through one, or will be in one soon."
I read this book slowly, savoring each word and phrase. I didn't think I had a problem with unforgiveness, but the chapter on that topic called me to examine more deeply some of my relationships and the small resentments I may still be harboring against others. As I read, I wrestled with my disappointment with God when my prayers seem to go unanswered. I examined how my regrets over the past affect how I act now.
Through each topic, Sheila returns to the ultimate truth:
"We don't know how long the night will be, but we do know this: no matter how things appear, God is at workâ€”all night long! Only the morning light will reveal what God has done. Do not despair or give in to the chaos of what you feel. Stand strong on what you know is true_You are a daughter of the king of kings!"
This is a powerful book--one of the author's best!
(I received a free pdf copy of this book as part of The Storm Inside launch team. All opinions are my own.)
It has been said, your are either heading into a storm, inside a storm or heading out of a storm. No matter which one your experiencing this book will give you the tools to cope with and understand what you are going through. I cried during the introduction (first time ever), I laughed and I was left with a new sense of hope & tools to head into, be inside or walk away from The Storm Inside! This is a must read and a book to keep close by for times of need. Lisa
If you're going through a hard time right now, if you've got memories of days gone by that continue to plague you, you need to read The Storm Inside.
Sheila Walsh has a style that is open and honest. When she writes, she writes about what she's been through. This helps you feel connected to her and you know you'll survive whatever you're going through.
In this book, Sheila talks about some of the biggies that any woman faces: disappointment, fear, insecurity, regret, anger, unforgiveness. We've all been there. We've all been through something tough. But sometimes we can't shake it. Sheila takes your hand and says "I"ll guide you through it. I've been there."
This is one of those rare books that you'll need to read more than once so that you can glean everything you need from you. Definitely one of my recommended books for 2014.