Monday, June 4, 2012

God Loves Broken People–Book Review

Oftentimes when reviewing a book by a Christian author, or reading for my own growth, I come away feeling that the author has it all together and I’m the only idiot who doesn’t. The same thing happens when I hear well known women of God speak. The thing I truly love about Sheila Walsh is that she openly admits that she still has issues, that she doesn’t have all the answers and that God isn’t a genie in a bottle who pops up when we follow all the right steps.

The non perfect Christian, or the broken person as Sheila calls us, are often made to feel ashamed, embarrassed and afraid to say “hey I’m struggling here”. Sadly, there are a lot more broken people in the world than one would guess, but they just aren’t as good at pretending as others. Or perhaps, they want to be real more than to suffer silently?

Sheila shares painful personal stories from her life and the lives of others, not to make us feel sorry for her or them, but to give us the hope and assurance that no matter what we go through, God IS with us. We were never promised to not go through things, but we were promised to not go through it alone.

 
Book Description:

Readers encounter a new message about God's redemptive plan for their failures and shortcomings.

One bite of forbidden fruit is all it took to send humanity reeling from God. What Sheila Walsh unveils in God Loves Broken People is that God had a divine plan even then that is hidden underneath our pain and mistakes. God intends to wield our failures, our wanderings, and the deep hurt of our lives not only to drive us toward him but also to give us a deeper experience of his grace and healing power.

So many people, Christians and non-Christians alike, look at their wounds and sense that they are somehow beyond repair, that their moments of weakness make them spiritually defective. In this powerful book full of deep biblical teaching, Walsh encourages readers with God's truth that he is not done with them yet, that he can and will redeem their failures to create a deeper intimacy with him and accomplish his kingdom purposes.

Everyone has messed up somehow, sometime. For anyone who is not able to move beyond and experience the deep love and grace of God, they need God Loves Broken People.

You can order your copy of God Loves Broken People by going here.

 

Disclosure: This product was provided to me for free by Thomas Nelson Publishers. Reviews and opinions expressed in this blog are my own and I have not received any compensation for this review.

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