Can we be sure of God's promises? What are His promises? Sheila Walsh attempts to answer these questions in her book, The Shelter of God's Promises.
Sheila covers several areas where God's promises reach us: provision, peace, confidence, love, grace, home, hope and strength. There is a chapter on each of these concepts in which Sheila takes stories from the Bible to show how God does indeed fulfill His promises. Her writing is thought-provoking and heart-moving. I acutally cried during parts of it as the book began to touch on some areas that I struggle with.
I would highly recommend this book if you want to delve deeper into what God promises us. In the back, there are Bible study questions in case you would want to go through this book with a group (or even on your own).
I recently read The Shelter of God's Promises written by Sheila Walsh. The author asks "Where do you turn for shelter in the worst storms of life?" The book is divided into ten chapters and Sheila references scripture verses for what God has promised us, what God's promises mean, and how encounters with Christ are the eternal fulfillment of His unrelenting commitment to us.
I felt inspired and reassured of God's protection (shelter) after reading this book and will keep in mind this verse "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you" (Hebrews 13.5). The book is written in a way that is easy to read and understand and also includes a Bible Study in the back. This is a great book for anyone who wants or needs affirmation that God is always with us and I would highly recommend it to everyone.
I know that no matter the trials, no matter how many times I mess up, no matter if I feel like God isn't right next to me, no matter how worn out I may feel... God is with me through it all, He is my shelter, He is my hope, He will show me grace, and He will comfort me... and one day... I will be in eternity with Him... and I will say that it was all worth it.
This was an awesome book... I very rarely write in and mark up books... but I couldn't help it with this book. I would recommend this book to everyone!
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In "The Shelter of God's Promises", Sheila Walsh takes the reader through some of the main ideas of promises in the Bible. She explores the ideas of peace, confidence, love, grace, and more. I'm usually a huge fan of Sheila Walsh's books, but this one didn't seem to be quite as good as some of her others, although it's still a very good read. It felt more of an instructional book than some of her other books which seem more like a chat with an old friend. That said, the story about her bolero and the missionary clothing drive made me laugh out loud and her personal tales woven into her books are what I enjoy so much about her writing. Having grown up in church, I can't say that there was anything new to me in this book, but sometimes it's good to be reminded of the basics that God has promised us. There is also a Bible study in the back of the book which would be helpful for either personal or group study. I did enjoy this book, and it would also make a great gift to someone who is struggling with - well basically - anything as it is a book of general comfort and encouragement.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my review.
I am a huge fan of Sheila Walsh. Not just because she's Scottish, or that she has a set of heavenly pipes and can sing beautifully, or even that she can write well and publish great books. I am a fan of Sheila Walsh because she is real.
Her newest book is a prime example of this candidness and openness she bestows to her writing.
This book looks into many ways in which we may feel threatened, on the precipice of disaster, downtrodden or discouraged...and counters each of these feelings with promises from God's Word, the Bible. She takes several key human fears and failures, things we've all experienced (or will one day), and verbally counteracts them with truths from Scripture.
For example, a few of the chapter titles are:
~ Peace/I'm Afraid and Feel Alone
~ Grace/I Have Failed
~ More/I Know There's Something Better
Sheila's book will help all of us remember that:
- Jesus knows all our needs
- We each have a purpose
- We are loved and we are his sons and daughters
- Chaos may reign around us, but God is still in charge.
With her storytelling talents and gentle, calming way with words, Walsh brings comfort and peace with this trustworthy book.