I selected this book to help myself, and to teach others how to trust God unconditionally. It was a great choice! Sheila was on point and very much like a fly on the wall in my life with a lot of her experiences. I now use this book as a reference to continue to trust when things are rough. Her candidness was so refreshing and invaluable in order for those who read her book to accept that she has been THERE and can relate to what we are feeling. I have quoted her numerous times to others. I would suggest this as an inspiring read to anyone and I have gifted this work as well.
If you are a person who has a hard time trusting in your personal or spiritual life, this is the book you need to read. Sheila tells her own personal story as well as incorporating stories of trust from the Bible. If you read this with an open heart, you will be able to find the ability to trust yourself and God a little more. Great read
Sheila Walsh is a gifted writer that literally draws you in with the first few words of this book. I read this book not long before a very devastating betrayal of a friend. I think the lessons that I learned about trusting God in this book helped me get through it. Trust is something that the world has devalued in the last few generations. For society, a handshake was enough and for God, His word has always been enough. Now, society does not have much integrity, but God's consistency has lasted forever. Sheila uses her own insecurities and trust issues to offer a real account of what happens when I woman allows herself to trust God with the unknown and unseen.
This book was a easy read and quick read but I found that she skipped around a lot in the "story". There would be times that, as I read, I would have to re-read the previous pages to realize where she was on the current page. Even with that, the book was interesting and insightful. Sheila uses her own personal life and lives of David and others to make her point that you can trust God with EVERYTHING. I have referred back to her words over the past year as I have been faced with a situation that required me to completely trust God to handle it.
This book is all I needed, right now! "... behind smiles and makeup are woman who despise themselves, who are consumed with anger, lost in despair, struggling with their faith, and caught up in addictions or affairs. We share a silent desperateness. We have learned to hide our struggles so well that sometimes even we forget they are there" (p. 31).