Book Review – it’s okay not to be okay

Moving Forward One Day at a Time

Author: Sheila Walsh

Publisher: Baker Books

About the Author:

Sheila Walsh is a powerful communicator, Bible teacher, and best-selling author with more than 5 million books sold. She is the author is the award-winning Gigi, God’s Little Princess and In the Middle of the Mess. She is cohost if LIFE Today with James and Betty Robison and her Wednesdays in the Word program, with more than 100 million viewers. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her family.

About the book:

Not self-help. God help.

We’ve all experienced that moment when we wish we could start all over again. Failed marriages, lost friends, addictions, lost jobs. This is not the life we imagined. Yesterday can leave us stuck, sad, shamed, and scared, and searching. Sheila wants you to face the pain head-on and then start again, from right where you are.

In It’s Okay Not to Be Okay, Sheila Walsh helps you overcome the same old rut of struggles and pain by changing the way you think about God, yourself, and your everyday life. She shares practical doable, daily strategies that will help you move forward one step at a time knowing God will never let you down.

It’s never too late to start again . . . and there is healing and freedom in just taking the first step.

My review:

This book is easy to read, easy to follow, easy to relate too. Sheila does have a lot of experience in struggling with “normal” life issues, like feeling stuck or failing in situations, like described above. She uses these situations to describe scenarios in her book that every human could relate too and follows up each chapter by sharing what she did to overcome, or grow in each of these situations.

She also uses a lot of Bible stories, biblical characters and other author references. While this does make her book interesting and it definitely helps her teaching and bring her points across, I feel like it distorts her writing in a way that it’s not unique anymore. I mean, there’s nothing in this book that sets it apart from any other “self-help” book, even though on the back cover it says it’s not self-help, but God help.

If you’re struggling and you’re in a place in your life where you need help, you won’t be sorry investing in this book. It’s definitely cheaper than a therapist. It’s just nothing special; there are thousands of other Christian books that could do the same.

In a rating, I’d give it 3 out of 5 stars.

“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”

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