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joyjoy319San Francisco Bay Area, CAAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Not Self-Help. God Help.November 25, 2018joyjoy319San Francisco Bay Area, CAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Sheila shares in It's Okay Not to be Okay her journey and the messy things of life that sometimes have us questioning all the things. She shares questions that arise when hard things happen. She shares Scripture that reminds us of God's control, not our own, that will see us through the situations we are in. And through her words, she reminds us, "Our problem is that we view our lives through the window of our culture rather than the rock-solid promises of God's Word. We live in a culture of perception...When we view our faith through that window, we've corrupted it...God is in control and He is for us." I love reading real-life examples of how God is at work in and around us. Sheila ends each chapter with "One Step at a Time" for how to practically live out our faith and be okay with not being okay but also knowing that it is never too late to start again.
Anonymous5 Stars Out Of 5Worth readingNovember 19, 2018AnonymousQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Loved this book. It is an encouraging read, full of reality, truth and scriptures. worth the read!
deborah5 Stars Out Of 5So good ! thank you Sheila for opening your heart to usNovember 19, 2018deborahQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5happy and satisfy
Darlene L Turner5 Stars Out Of 5Encouraging ReadNovember 12, 2018Darlene L Turner--Not Self-Help. God Help.
This life is full of disappointments and gut-wrenching circumstances. Something bad happens every time we turn around and we're left to deal with it. How we react can affect not only us but those close to us.
However, it's okay not to be okay. We can still be joyous . . . even in the darkness.
Sheila Walsh nails it in It's Okay Not to be Okay. This book is full of truths and God helps on dealing with the circumstances in life. The author shares stories in each of the chapters, so this book not only encourages the reader but also entertains. I laughed at some of them and was sorrowful at others. She knows what she's talking about and brings home her points effectively.
She encourages the reader to take the first step and tell God everything. He knows but wants us to admit how we're feeling. It's okay to go through the emotions. After that, we need to learn to let go and give God the control.
This book is beautifully written. It kept me turning the pages to find out more. At the end of each chapter, she concludes with practical steps in the One Step at a Time section. Brilliant!
I give It's Okay Not to be Okay five stars. I guarantee the reader will be encouraged after reading this book.
**Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. in exchange for my honest review.
MoonpiePRYORAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A MUST READ BOOK!November 11, 2018MoonpiePRYORAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The title says it all! We go through life fretting because we are not okay in so many areas; like something is badly wrong with us. Instead of turning to the Lord, we try to stuff our perceived failures and limitations under the rug, which only stresses us more. Media, magazines, books everything around us shouts that we can and should reach some sort of perfection. This lie has become so ingrained in us we are blinded and view it as "truth". Ms. Walsh's book blasts fib to pieces with the real truth.
I found the book to be comforting, inspirational, and helpful. The author's openness and honesty were a blessing. I could relate to her frustrations, depression and struggles. I wasn't happy she had them but it was nice to know I wasn't the only one. Someone else was facing the same thing plus sharing their insights to overcome. Also it was a reality check that even the most successful and spiritual people face the same conflicts.
We can't be perfect in any area because we aren't; only Christ is, and we live in an imperfect world. No wonder it all seems so impossible! God is always there to help, heal, love, pick us upeverything. Trying to fix ourselves is doing it in our own strength and we don't have that kind of power, only God does. She reminded my past doesn't irreparably break me nor does my present defeat me! The 8 steps she shares to move forward so simple and clear! We have to get our focus off of circumstances and self, plus trying to make our world "just" right and focus on the One that can! An outstanding book!
I received this book from Baker Books in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have stated are my own.