of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
rejoicedover5 Stars Out Of 5It's Okay not to,be OkayOctober 16, 2018rejoicedoverQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Reading through Shiela's book has been challenging for me because she asks hard questions, but they're GOOD hard questions. She doesn't hold back. In one chapter, she brings to light the way we approach God after disappointments and heartbreak. As I read this chapter, I thought, 'This is me, afraid to ask God for big things because I have felt disappointed in the past.' I like that each chapter ends with tools for further consideration, guiding me in how to apply what I gleaned in each chapter.
Jeff and Sara Karr5 Stars Out Of 5Highly recommendOctober 15, 2018Jeff and Sara KarrThis is a excellant book . Shelia is brutally honest about her struggles and pain that she experience and how God helped her through it. As well the Author reminds us that its ok to be ok . She also encourages readers do what if's een if afraid. Celebrate your scars as tattoos tattoos. God tells his stories in scars choose to rise up with His , So why should we hide ours
JGiesbrecht5 Stars Out Of 5It's Okay Not to Be OkayOctober 14, 2018JGiesbrechtQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I absolutely love Sheila and hearing about her experiences. She can be real and raw and that is so much of what's needed in today's society. She has shared about her mental health struggles in the past, and she uses this book to kind of take the next step. Sheila goes from saying it's ok to not be ok, it's ok to have these struggles, to starting to guide the reader through steps to move forward from these places. I have both the paper book and the audio book.
One of my favourite quotes from the book is: "The church should be the place of greatest grace, but often it's where we're judged and thrown away.". The church is full of people with flaws, but still all too often in modern day churches faces are thrown on and people want to show perfection. People who are open about their struggles can often feel shut out of what should be their greatest hope. Sheila works to remind the reader to keep fighting.
Another vulnerable, truth sharing read from an incredible woman!
debsMaineAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5It's Okay, not to be okay! ~ Shelia WalshOctober 14, 2018debsMaineAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am a big fan of Sheila Walsh and have been for years. I have read most of her books and was so happy when this one came out to add to my collection. Usually Shelia tells her life story in her books and mixes it with bible teaching. This one is different than her normal writing and it is a great book.
Shelia teaches us that it is okay to be normal and not the normal, by knowing that God loves us and we only need to be ourselves for him. Each chapter she teaches us about how to let go and not feel like we have to be living for everyone else. She takes on the learning journey step by step in each chapter: you will start out by a verse, Shelia's story, what the bible tells us, steps/notes, and at the end questions for you to review and renew your new goal of loving God and yourself.
I would recommend this to anyone and any age, this book is exactly what society needs in today's world. I read this from cover to cover because I couldn't put it down, now I am going back and reading each chapter, answering questions and taking time to really learn. This is a great ladies bible study, teen group study, a book to read with friends or just do on your own. I loved this book and will recommend everyone to read and give as a gift. (great for the Holiday season coming up)
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MichaelIndian Trail, NCAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5It's Okay Not To Be OkayOctober 14, 2018MichaelIndian Trail, NCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4"It's Okay Not To Be Okay" by Sheila Walsh is a good read for anyone who finds making progress is a struggle. The author uses examples from her own life and that of others to show that struggling is part of human existence and that we won't always get everything right.
The author encourages the reader that our ultimate identity is who we are in Jesus Christ instead of our societal standing and influence. Also the reader will be relieved to know that things don't and won't always have to work out perfectly while on earth. Sheila Walsh uses examples from her life and that of others to make her point.
Readable title and encouragement to those who struggle, regardless of gender. I was given a review copy by Baker Books and appreciate the opportunity.