Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God is both a biography and spiritual growth book. Sheila Walsh tells about her battle with depression and admitting herself into a psychiatric hospital for treatment. She gives demonstrative stories of her past throughout a series of character studies about men and women of the Bible. She discusses ten different people and what she has learned from each one. There is also a Bible study included at the back of the book for personal or group study.
This is my second Sheila Walsh book. Years ago, I read All that Really Matters and really liked it. I was excited to read a new one by this Woman of Faith. Beautiful Things Happen did not disappoint me. The writing is authentic, and the stories are inspiring. There were, however, a few spelling and grammatical errors in the book, and while I would not say that it detracted from the content of the book, it was slightly distracting.
I took my time while reading this book. I let myself think about the messages and themes of each chapter. I benefited from it and will be sharing this book, possibly buying it as a gift as well. There were so many wonderful and thought provoking ideas. One of my favorites was the statement that "God is more interested in what He is doing in you than what He is doing through you." AMEN, if we keep our eyes and our hearts on Him than He can and will use us (sometimes without us even realizing it!) I love when God reiterates a certain message through various means. There were a number of other statements throughout the book that God used to speak directly to me, and I believe the same would be true for any reader. Trust in God seems like such a basic thing, but so often, if we are honest with ourselves, we struggle with it. Each day we have to seek to know Him better because in knowing Him, trust will be the inevitable result--And Beautiful things do happen when we trust in God!
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