Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway- Beautiful Things Happen When..

I just finished Sheila’s Book and the main thread that sticks with me is that we should trust God, no matter how many times we fail. Sheila explains that trusting God doesn’t mean to just plug away doing His work. It means in everything you do, trust God with all your heart and watch what He will do – so much more than we can accomplish with our own choices. Sheila uses many New and Old Testament examples to develop her point. She digs deep into the life of Joseph, shedding light on how he had no other choice but to trust God when he was thrown in the pit. Everything had been taken away and he was led into slavery, but through his continued trust in God, he became a Pharaoh’s right hand man and was able to save his family from starvation. She also uses Sampson’s story of being forced to his knees by his own bad choices, but given the chance to trust in God again. She wraps it up explaining what Abraham must have gone through, allowing God to lead his life as well. She gives a detailed description of what Abraham must have been feeling when he was told to sacrifice his only son, then given a ram to sacrifice instead. Sheila relates all these examples to our own lives. She encourages us to trust wholeheartedly because, like the others she discussed, we will only care about our relationship with God when our end of days arrives. Sheila’s writing reminds me of a sweet friend whispering in my hear, “Trust, trust, trust….and if you mess up, trust again”

I started my blog in March so that I would be able to review books and challenge my mind. I don’t know if anyone noticed or not but I’ve had this book on there promising a review ever since then. I was reading it the entire time, a little each day. This book was like a big, long hug. It was full of truth, examples, and encouragements, but it was a bit wordy and slow for me. If anyone else might enjoy my copy, just comment below and I’ll draw names. I just know someone out there will enjoy her writing style.

Book provided by BookSneeze, opinions my own


  1. I can't usually get through a book, just magazines, but I will give it a try if I win your drawing. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Woo Hoo! I love to win! Thanks.