I absolutely love to hear Sheila talk about Jesus! I first heard her speak at The Women of Faith conference this past year in my (current) home town. I was drawn in by her passion for teaching women about Christ (and her accent is pretty awesome, as well!). Now, I can't help but hear Sheila's voice in my head as I read her words from her most recent book, The Storm Inside.
Sheila focuses on "big picture" feelings in her book, whether it be shame, fear or insecurity. Because of this, she provides a fairly holistic account of possible feelings that we as women could encounter throughout our time in this life. I think that this book will hold a special place on my bookshelf, along with other books that I deem "reference material." Whenever I am experiencing these feelings, I can go back to Sheila's book and focuses on the specific chapter pertaining to my life at that moment. It definitely is not a substitute for speaking to God or hearing his Word, but Sheila points you to the fact that Jesus is there for you and will not leave you amidst your storm. Thank you for that reminder, Sheila!
I recommend this book to anyone who may encounter times in their life when their own strength is not enough to pull through the storm (i.e., all of us!). Keep this book handy for those times and keep your Bible even closer!
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I was so looking forward to reading this book however after I got it. I couldn't get past the Introduction. It was as if the rest of the book didn't quite live up for me. I see this book for the person who is down and out and in need of a good encouraging word. This book is about giving up your feelings about who you are and accepting God's truth about who you are.
Throughout the last few years of my life, chaos has seemed to become a new member of this family. There were days where sun up to sun down felt drenched with chaos. And these last few months, ack, we won't even go there. To say I'm an emotional person is an understatement. So a book that would help me deal with chaos and the emotions that go along with them? Yes, please!
I thought this book was a great read! There were times I laughed with her and a few times some tears were shed. It's easy to get drawn into the conversation from the author. Each chapter addresses the storm topic and ends with a section on how to "stand through your storm" which included a few tips and a prayer. This is in no way a one-and-done book nor is our struggle. This is a book to read over and over, learning something new each time. This would be a great gift to someone you know is struggling.
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This is what I call a self -help book. Shelia talks about 10 different subjects that happen in life and considers them GOD's trials and difficult situations. We all go through it, but we all have different answers and choices that we make. We all blame ourselves, someone else or GOD for having an unhappy time in our lives. Shelia talks about how she has had these times and also shares others stories that have shared with her. Her answers are biblical and she does supply bible verses to back up what she is writing about. She also puts a spin on situations, that some of us (me included) would not think about as the answer that GOD wants us to know and learn during this time.
I would recommend this book to those that are going through a difficult time and would like to be encourage to get through it. I like how Shelia has always put GOD first in her writings and will always stay true to his word. If you need a plain, easy read for helping during hard times this book is for you.
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Sheila Walsh is a WRITER, a REAL writer and with her beautiful style she will encourage you to meet the Storm-Stiller of the Bible, Jesus. Not only does she share her own story with beautiful transparency, but she also unpacks Scripture in an authentic and helpful way. This book is for you if you have ever felt the sting of heartache, disappointment, fear, bitterness, unforgiveness, anger, regret, abandonment, shame or insecurity. Sheila delves deeply into each of these topics in her book 'The Storm Inside'. It is a MUST read! Do yourself a favor and buy one for you AND a friend!! :)