Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Shelter of God's Promises by Sheila Walsh

Using her own personal experiences coupled with relevant Scriptures, Sheila Walsh reminds readers that no matter what you are going through, you are not alone. Each chapter covers a different promise in God’s word that shelters us from life’s storms: love, hope, grace, confidence, provision, strength and more. Sheila is sensitive to issues of the heart as she describes human experiences of hopelessness, redemption, pain and victory. She makes the Bible come to life, enabling readers to understand how tangible His promises really are.

Sheila has a style of writing that will engage many readers, using storytelling and multiple examples to illustrate the relevance of God’s Word. She also includes an in-depth Bible study in the back of the book to help readers apply Scripture directly to their own lives. I appreciate them both, as I think there is unique purpose for both resources. I believe it is extremely important to be able to apply Scripture to specific moments in life. In this way, our relationship with God is deepened, our faith is strengthened and our lives are abundantly blessed. I think this book is a great way to discover how to begin the process of standing on God’s promises, especially in some of the worst storms of life.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.