1. It's Okay Not to Be Okay: Moving Forward One Day at a Time
    It's Okay Not to Be Okay: Moving Forward One Day at a Time
    Sheila Walsh
    Baker Books / 2018 / Hardcover
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  1. Canada
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    I loved the easy, approachable style of this book!
    December 9, 2018
    KavR
    Canada
    Gender: female
    We're not supposed

    to have enough.

    We're supposed to bring

    what we have,

    our clearly not enough,

    to Jesus and ask Him

    to meet us where we are.

    (p 121)

    I loved the easy, approachable style of this book! Walsh teaches through story -- both biblical and personal -- and that's the only way I seem to be able to learn from a non-fiction book so this was tailor-made for me! And I so appreciated how she stripped everything down to the basics. We humans tend to make things so much more complicated than they need to be. Add onto that the unrealistic expectations we place on ourselves and then the inner turmoil that comes when we fail...phew it's enough to boggle the mind!

    "It's okay not to be okay,

    because Jesus has made us

    right with God."

    (p 62)

    Such a brilliantly simple concept so why is it so hard to remember? I have lived with this book for weeks now and I'm still not ready to let it go. I read and re-read snippets, applied myself to the One Step at a Time encouragements at the end of each chapter and have felt blessed every step of the way. My big takeaway is that there is freedom in knowing there is no end in sight to our ability to begin again...and again...and again...

    "When our hearts are free

    to love with abandon,

    knowing that we're not being

    judged for every failure,

    our behavior changes."

    (p 193)

    Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc.
  2. San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Not Self-Help. God Help.
    November 25, 2018
    joyjoy319
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Sheila 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.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Worth reading
    November 19, 2018
    Anonymous
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Loved this book. It is an encouraging read, full of reality, truth and scriptures. worth the read!
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    So good ! thank you Sheila for opening your heart to us
    November 19, 2018
    deborah
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    happy and satisfy
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Encouraging Read
    November 12, 2018
    Darlene 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.
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