Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

I've heard blogger comments are messed up today so if you can't leave a comment - come back later this week and do it!

Sheila Walsh is an amazing Christian author and speaker and she has recently written this book. This kind of sums it up for me:

Do you ever question God's ability to catch you when you fall?

Do shame, fear, and brokenness keep you from fully trusting God?

Do you secretly believe your dreams are unreachable?

You are not alone.

Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God is all about trust. How we fight it. How we learn to do it. How it transforms us.

Life is not safe. That reality slips over us as we grow. Our response to the Father in that reality allows us either to swing higher and higher with the trust of a child . . . or fearfully shrink back from the swing set altogether.

As we weigh that choice, God whispers: Trust me.

In a remarkably transparent account, author and speaker Shelia Walsh opens wide her lifelong battle with trust and the moment-by-moment choices she made to follow where God led.

Shelia has lived a life ruled by "hidden places" of insecurity and brokenness and knows the overwhelming beauty of a life wholly handed over to Christ. As you encounter her struggles and triumphs, you also meet ten of the Bible's transformed-Tabitha, David, Paul, and others-who teach us that in spite of overwhelming circumstances, just one trusting encounter with Christ sets beautiful things in motion.

It can resurrect dreams, instill purpose, and ignite hope.

Discover what beautiful things can happen when you trust God.


I'm giving away FIVE copies of this book and I will draw winners on Friday afternoon. Just leave me a comment and let me know you'd like to win.

188 comments:

Hope said...

I am getting married next summer and I've been looking for something to read to help focus my spirituality.

brittanymarienorwood said...

I discovered your blog a few weeks ago through a friend. The first post I saw was 'Show Us Your Life: Cleaning Tips' and I was sold :)

I'm an avid reader but rarely win things haha I thought I'd give it a shot :)

We Are the Lucky Ones said...

Please enter me. We are going through infertility and could use the guidance.

Heather said...

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Karo said...

I would love to read this book...thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Abby said...

I would love to win this book. It looks like something I could really use right now.

Jess :) said...

I would LOVE to win!!!!! In a place where I could definitely use this. :)

Cindy S. said...

I'd love something new to read by the pool this summer.

Christina said...

Would love to win this! I have read several other of Shelia's books and they have really helped me in my walk.

Hollie said...

Even if I don't win this, I may have to go out and buy it. My heart is very burdened lately with my infertility and how everyone seems to be blessed with pregnancy/children but me. I am in need of some encouragement.

Jessica K. said...

I would love a nice read for the summer!

Krystle said...

I would love to read this book.

mooneyequalsmc2 said...

I could use this. I am continually giving it all over to the Lord and then snatching it back when things get iffy.

Julianna said...

I would LOVE to have this book. It's so easy for me to question God's ability in knowing what He has planned for my life as an 18 year old, especially if things aren't going the way that I want them to! <3 - Julianna

cortney mae said...

I would like to enter the giveaway. I have been looking for a devo to do.
Thanks!
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Angela said...

I really need to read this book!

Courtney said...

Thank you for sharing what sounds like a wonderful book! I am currently the breadwinner (I use that term loosely, since I really don't win much bread) while my husband finishes grad school, and we have yet to hear back about any job opportunities for him after he graduates... I could use a good lesson in trusting God. :)

Melissa said...

I'm interested!

MelissaB :-)

Bella said...

Hi Kelly - I have been trying to comment for sometime but have not been able to get through :-) I would love this book. I love how Godly of a woman you are, it is very encouraging to me to want to reach out and learn more about God.

enatp said...

I'd love to win! I love your book recommendations and will certainly put this on my list if I don't win! :)

Kelley & Gabriella said...

Sounds like I could really use this book!!! Also sounds like I need to check out her others!! Thanks for the reminder about God's faithfulness!!!!!!

Jessica said...

I need this book now! My husband is going through a job cahnge and I feel like our life will look completely different in a years time - Need to "beef up" my faith in a major way! mrsjessica@gmail.com

Sarah Kay said...

I would really love to win this book. I just recently finished Moments for Couples Who Long for Children. Now that my hope and patients are strong I could really use a book to strengthen my trust! sarahkaydobbs@gmail.com

Charity said...

I'm on the last chapter of "So Long, Insecurity" Beth Moore's new book. I was thinking today about what I wanted to read next. This sounds like a great book!!

Jaime and Katie said...

I would love to read this book! I have been looking for a book like this, and I would love to read it!

Tina said...

I'd love to win, thanks for the chance.

Abby said...

Right now I am working so hard on doing just that. I'm getting married in December and the church that I have grown up in still has no floor because of hurricane Ike, and it's not looking hopeful that it will be finished in time for the date we hoped to get married on. I'm really trying hard to trust in God that it will all work out. Thanks for offering this giveaway and i would love to be entered.

mom of 2 boys said...

As a working mom with 2 boys, I am always looking for spiritual literature to help keep my faith on track!
I enjoy reading your blog & looking at pictures of Miss Harper!!

Ford Family said...

I would love to win this!!

bethany said...

I have read so many of Sheila's books and would love to read this one. I'm in a position right now where I have a choice to trust God in a very big way or not...it is a hard place to be but I am daily choosing to trust him. I would love to read this book :)

SarahfromSoCal said...

I would love to read this book. I just graduated from college and could use some guidance. Thanks so much Kelly, you are a great role model to me:)

Kimberly said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book. It seems like something I want to / need to read right now.

Lisa said...

I would love to win this book!!!

Thanks!

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Amye Jo said...

Would love to win this book, haven't read anything by her before.

Kathryn Moors said...

A message I definitely need to hear at this time in my life.

Michelle Y. said...

Thanks for the giveaway. i would love to win this book.

sagreen125 said...

I read another one of her books, and saw her being interviewed about this book. I would love to win this book

Brooke said...

I would love to win this book!

Gail said...

Sounds like a great book....I think we all probably need to Trust in God more. I know I sure do!

Lindsey said...

Looks like a great book! I'd love to win it!

Anna said...

I've been reading your other blog (just recently got into blogging) and got so excited when I saw your giveaway. I haven't sign up for one before, so I thought I'd try for this book. It seems like a good one to read!

jen said...

this book would be a blessing to me right now.

Kelly said...

Would love to win!!

m&msmommy said...

I would LOVE to win a copy of this book. I am looking for an inspirational read and this seems perfect! :)

Anonymous said...

This might just be the summer reading I SHOULD be doing. Praying for the sweet children you mentioned on your blog today.

Tiffany said...

This book is what I need right now! I am having a VERY hard time right now trusting God for a husband....I feel like it will never happen and that makes me really emotional.

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I would really love to read this book... I feel it would be an encouragement/challenge to me...

Wolfpacker's Angel said...

We lost our daughter almost 4 years ago and now are waiting to adopt. I would love to have this book.

Shannon

Cassie said...

I would love to win this! I am a new found Christain who thought she was saved when she was 9. Little did I know that I wasn't, but now I know without a shadow of a doubt that I am!!! Anyway, I would love to read this so I can learn how to trust God.

Cassie said...

I would love a chance to win/read this book. I am trying to figure out what God has in store for me. I am 25, single and not sure what is the path I need to take. Maybe this book could help?

Jill said...

"A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her" and trusting God will lead me.

Katy said...

Include me Kelly! After losing 2 babies and a fallopian tube in 15 months, I often struggle with God and whether or not He is truly good. ;(

Allison said...

I would really like to read this book. If I don't win I'll probably have to buy it!

Amy J. said...

I love your blog and would love a chance to win this book!
Thanks!

Just the Two of US said...

I would love to win this book! My faith is becoming stronger while trying to find out who I am and wanna be!!
thanks for the chance!

dreamerklc@gmail.com

Rachel said...

I would love to have a copy!

BlessedMama said...

Please count me in...This book looks AMAZING. Thanks for hosting!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to have a copy of this book!!!! I lost my mom on xmas night and need some encouragement and this book looks wonderful thanks for sharing!!!!!

Lori said...

I would LOVE to win this book!

Catherine said...

I would love to win this book and share it with all my co-workers going through some hard times right now. Thank you!

Elonda said...

I would love to read this. I am a busy of mother of 3 and need this.

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aimee said...

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lillies & lattes said...

hello - i have been looking for a book to inspire me in my faith... thanks, Kelly for this opportunity.

Nicol said...

This sounds awesome! I would love to win!

Nicole said...

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Allison said...

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The Garners said...

I would love a copy of this book. My heart get's pretty heavy at times due to my daughter's diagnosis of SMA.

Kate Hollis said...

This sounds like a great faith building book.

Cindy said...

Trust is something I am having to learn again as I am entering a 'new' season of my life.

Erin said...

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Sarah said...

Would love to win this book!!!

Shelly said...

I would love, love, love to win this book. Sounds like an amazing book filled with so much encouragement! Thanks for hosting!!

Kelly said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

Tatum said...

I would love to win this book! Nothing is better than a reminder to always put your trust in God!

deesegirls said...

I could really use this book right now as we walk the road of unemployment and are learning to trust in Him for everything!

Lisa said...
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Meredith said...

I strive to be a better christian and this book would provide more insight into my spiritual walk.

Brinkley's Mommy said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Ashley said...

I lost my Dad suddenly two years ago and am still having such a hard time understanding why he was taken so quickly from us. I will be getting a copy of this book even if I don't get chosen on here!

Carolina said...

Sounds like a great book I'd love to read. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

Amanda said...

I heard Sheila speak at WOF earlier this year and I would love to win this book- thanks.

by: Allison said...

I would love this book. My family has had a rough 3 years. My dreams were to become an Elementary teacher. My dream came true for 5 wonderful years. I was then taken out of the classroom due to not passing a stupid test. I have struggled with the question WHY!!!! My family lost our dream house my husband had built and I still have a lot of guilt. I know God has a plan for me and my family but I am really not enjoying life daily. I have 2 wonderful little boys and need to trust God but finding it hard. Thanks Kelly for all your great post. Your family is beautiful.
Allison from GA
kentyboys@numail.org

Anonymous said...

i would love to win this book. Since I was in grade school I loved Shelia Walsh. I have all her music and books but this one. So winning this book would add to my collection. Plus I could use a book on trusting God

andie said...

would love a good read!

Heidi said...

This is so true. The most beautiful blessings have happened in my life when I turn everything over to God. I need to be better at that.

ashia said...

i would love to win this book! :)

mommyof2sons said...

I would love to win this book!!

KLP said...

Ohh--I really need to get this concept in my life right now!

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Lauren Kelly said...

Count me in, would love this book!!!!!!! :)

Kelli Hooyer said...

I would love to read this. I'm always looking for inspirational books.

christim73 said...

I would love to win a copy!

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Jennie said...

What a great title - I'd love to win :)

Lori Wilson said...

I would love to win this book to read. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

Mum of 4 said...

Would love to win this book. Love Sheila Walsh.

Dawnette Thomas said...

I teach a Women's study group and this book looks like it would fit with our yearly theme, so please count me in. Thanks for introducing it to me.

Jenifer D Allen said...

I would love this book!1 And I love your blog!!!!!!!!

Jenifer D Allen said...

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tammy said...

I could definately use this book. My husband of almost 30 years left a few months ago and this book will bring me back to God and improve my spirituality.

Courtney said...

I would love to read this and then share it with all my girlfriends! Thanks for doing the giveaways!

~K~ said...

I would love to win this book! My marriage has been struggling lately and I would love to read about how to Trust God during this time.

Becca - www.thatstoocute.net said...

I would LOVE to read this book!

Dish it Up said...

Would love to get this book. Just prayed about this very thing today!

Jenn said...

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Amy Ekis said...

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noahandlylasmommi said...

This sounds like a wonderful book. I am always looking for good inspirational books to read.

Ashley said...

This book sounds awesome! It is definitely something I could benefit from right now, and I would love to win it!

Mollyanne said...

I love to read a good, spiritually encouraging book and then find someone to give it to who I think would be blessed by it. Sounds like this would be a great one!

Amanda said...

I would love to win a copy!

Kate said...

I could definitely use something positive and uplifting to read right about now. Fingers crossed!

Melinda said...

I'd love to win this. I've been working on trusting God to provide me with a job. Some days are better than others, ha! Might as well try to win this.

Catherine said...

I could really use this book right now---trying to get closer to God and facing a very challenging last 2 years.

Need some inspiration!!!

Stefanie said...

I would love to win this book!

ALYSSA said...

Finding a few more hours in my day now... feeling this would be a great book to read to fill in those hours. :)

Kelly said...

I would love to win this because I could really use some encourgement right now.

Terri said...
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Terri said...

This sounds like a very inspiring and encouraging book. Something we can all use especially in difficult seasons of our lives. Very sweet of you to share this book with others!

amanda said...

Would love to win a copy. We have been struggling with infertility and this would be great!
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Mallory said...

What an awesome book! I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance. zizzer05@hotmail.com

Jeff and Lauren said...

This book looks great! I would love a copy. :)

Melissa said...

That sounds like a wonderful book!

RetroGirl said...

I need to learn to trust more. it's so hard!
Please enter me. kynaroyal (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sarah said...

I'd love to win the book! Trusting God is an area I've been working on in my life lately.

Lizzie C. said...

Thanks for sharing. This looks like a good read.

Kathryn said...

The book sounds great, Kelly, and I am always needing encouragement to trust God. As one commenter said, I'll give it all to God and snatch it back when things get iffy. That works when I've had the courtesy to share and not the selfishness to think I can work it out on my own! Thanks for the giveaway...

Three Is NOT A Crowd said...

I would love, love, love this book. I have such trust issues, like every minute of the day. It would be such a blessing for me to be able to read this book.

t said...

I would love to read this book.

Heather said...

Sounds like a great book that I need to read!

Thanks for doing this giveaway!

katie said...

I would love to win this book...I've been taking huge steps this year & doing my best to Trust the Big Guy!

Angel S. said...

I love Sheila Walsh! Her voice and her message. I know I would be abundantly blessed to win this!

Anne said...

I would love this book - so glad you're giving them away! (I'd also love to pass it along to a few friends who'd enjoy it too...) Thanks, Kelly!

EmJest said...

I would love a copy of this book! I am the world's worst and worrying everything to death and I hate it. I know that when you worry it just shows a lack of faith. I think this book would help me!!

Alison said...

I would love to win one! Thanks Kelly!

~~Lina~~ said...

Would love to win one!!
lina_hansson_@hotmail.com

K. Joy said...

Oh I would love it!! Didn't Sheila Walsh used to write for Brio magazine??

Nikki said...

Thank you for letting us know about this book. Its always so hard to decide what to read next.

Mel~ said...

I would love to win this book!

Kel-Bell said...

Hi Kelly,
Thanks for doing this! This book looks amazing! I would love to win this, and it is so true that beautiful things do happen when we trust God!

Kelley

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking this morning how much do we really trust God? I mean if we are completely honest and there is so much fear.I love Shiela's books and haven't seen this one!
Sweet Blessings

The Tedder's said...

I would love to read this while me and my Husband go away for a weekend getaway at the Beach for our Anniversay(6 years) later this month!

Ashlee McCrary said...

This book looks really good so I think if I dont win this giveaway I'll have to hit up Lifeway & buy it!

Megan said...

I'd like to win. Thanks.

Christi said...

I love Sheila Walsh and her amazing books. They always seem to reach me just where I am in my life. So, hope you pick me! :) Thanks.

The Power Family said...

Would love to win!

care said...

I only have a huge stack of books already awaiting my attention...why not add another. LOL

Thank you Kelly!

thehighbargers said...

I would love to read this book. I'm at a point where I need encouragement and I love Sheila.

A Wedding Story said...

I would really enjoy reading this!

Emily said...

i would love to win!!!

Angie said...

I would love this book. Life is pretty crazy right now and I think this book would offer guidance and reassurance. angiebranton@att.net

Kindle said...

I see myself slowly losing faith in recent months as I am a teacher while also in full time grad school with a 16 month old daughter which I long for nothing more than to be at home with her full-time. In the meantime, my dreams keep seeming to be so out of reach as my husband has been unemployed since February and is hitting a brick wall in his job search. During these unsure times I need a reminder to let go and trust in my Creator, but it can be so hard at times.

Amy said...

I would love to read this as I sm going through a divorce and hate that my children have to go through this!
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aflood@lightspeed.net

Jen said...

This sounds like one I definitely need to read! Hope I win!

Nicolette Sikes said...

I've personally been going through a hard time with my spirituality. I have a 36 year old cousin with stage four cancer about to lose her fight. I am having a very hard time to understand this. I would love to be able to read something that would help me turn back to my faith.

Alex Accornero said...

I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Jill G. said...

I have always struggled with trusting God. And I love Sheila Walsh, so I would be thrilled to win a copy of this book.

Serenity said...

I could use this during the trials I am walking through.

MemeGRL said...

I think I'm too late but I'm putting a comment just in case! Maybe I'm meant to read it...worth a try! Thanks, Kelly, for always being a spiritual mentor to so many of us! Way to use your gifts of the spirit!

malmal0505 said...

hope I'm not too late to enter but if so I'll understand...but still ;-)

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Mom of 4 boys!! said...

Well, I missed the deadline, but if you wouldn't mind parting with the one you're reading (after you're done with it, obviously) I would be more than willing to take it off your hands. I could even borrow it and ship it back when I am done.

I'm also looking for (i think it's called ) The day God stopped keeping score??
Now that I am a mother of 4 boys, I have a hard time forgiving myself for some past mistakes. It's eating me up inside. Do you happen to have a copy of that one?

Thanks Kelly, you're always in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,
Chantal

The Taffs said...

This looks like such a great read!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity for this great give-away. I'm a "book-a-holic".....love, love, love to read and this one sounds really interesting. Facing some major STUFF with a family member right now......sooooooo need this!!
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