In a world of uncertainty, pain, and struggle, where do you find solid assurance and unshakeable truth? Gifted Bible teacher and inspiring Women of Faith speaker Sheila Walsh offers powerful, heart-filled teaching on ten bedrock promises of God, providing the foundation for daily confidence, joy, and hope. In The Shelter of God's Promises, Sheila searches Scripture for what God has promised us, what God's promises mean, and how encounters with Christ are the eternal fulfillment of His unrelenting commitment to us.
In this riveting walk through some of the Bible's most compelling stories, Walsh unveils ten foundational promises of God that secure our lives during even the most difficult times. Sheila weaves her hallmark storytelling, inspiring personal experience, and Scripture to help readers gain a trust in God that will sustain them for a lifetime.
- Great exposition and discussions on God's main promises to us
At some point in our journey with God, we’d be challenged to having tough times and wondered “Where is God?” or “Does He care?” or “What should I do, God?”. Times like these are the times when we need to look back at our own faith and to His Word. Do you know that there are over than 3000 promises God made in the Bible? Do you know that whatever you’ve been through right now, God has made a promise to you to never leave you? In this book, Sheila Walsh uncovers God’s promises to His people (i.e you and me) and why we should be focusing on Him instead of our own problems and harshness of life.
The book is divided into different chapters based on God’s main promises such as Grace, Hope, or Strength. Each chapter is solid and full of examples based on the author’s life and also specific stories in the Bible. We’ve probably heard about the stories mentioned in the book so many times, but Sheila Walsh (the author) does not simply re-tell the story. She has actually put a lot of thoughts and studied the original meaning of the words. The exposition is great and I did find a few things that I wasn’t aware before when I listened to the audiobook. She took me to see things in different perspectives (about Mary, John the Baptist, or the Samaritan woman near the well).
The audiobook is very well written and read. I didn’t realize that it’s read by the author herself until the end of the book! She speaks clearly, emotionally, yet authoritatively throughout the book. She definitely knows what she’s talking about and cares about the readers of the book. I truly recommend this book to further strengthen your journey with Him and to be a solid rock no matter what happens in your life – as His Grace is sufficient for all of us!
- Are you willing to serve a God you do not always understand?
THE SHELTER OF GOD'S PROMISES is a tremendous introduction to living under the umbrella of the loving care of God, our Father. With feminine passion and tenderness, Sheila Walsh delivers her own work, which is aimed at women who are suffering. Her depth in applying biblical truths and principles is needed as much today as ever. With keen sensitivity, Walsh delivers a powerful exhortation to trust in the Lord especially during one's darkest hours. She asks, Are you willing to serve a God you do not always understand? Her answer is that God provides more healing for one's hurts than one can imagine. T.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine
- Good reminder of God's Promises
I received an audio copy of this book for review from Christianaudio.com. I loved that Sheila red this book as I find her accent very pleasing to the ear.
This book is about God's promises and how we can rely on Him not matter what. Unlike our fellow humans (as well as Ourselves) God never breaks His promises and we can take Him at His word.
This is not a sit down at one sitting and read (or listen in this case). This is a book that causes you to think and ponder. That being the case it might be a better book to actually have a physical copy of instead of listening on audio but if you listen to it you will absorb the truths just as well.
If you need a refresher course in just how much we can rely on God this is the book for you. Highly recommended. I gave is three stars just because I think it would be better in book form but worth the listen.
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- Such an encouraging book!
I have finished listening to The Shelter of God's Promises by Sheila Walsh. I had read some reviews by other bloggers of this book and was excited to find it available to me to review through christianaudio last month. When we went to a Women of Faith conference a couple years ago, I enjoyed listening to speaker Sheila Walsh and looked forward to listening to her book.
The best word I can think of to describe this book is encouraging. In a world of such bleakness and negativity, this is a wonderful book to encourage the reader of the promises we have from God. How the author presents the material is what makes it so encouraging I think. She chooses a different promise focus for each chapter. She chose stories as well as a familiar Biblical example to illustrate each promise. I really liked seeing the Biblical examples in a new light.
This book is read by the author, which provides a special touch in my opinion. It is read with such real emotion which gives the text more meaning and makes you feel like she wants you to grasp and truly understand what she is telling you.
Thank you to the christianaudio Reviewers Program for providing this audio book to me for my honest review.
- Just Right
This audio has really taken me by surprise. I was expecting this to be very ordinary and maybe a bit dull, but I have thoroughly enjoyed it.
Shelia Walsh has written a lovely book full of encouragement to remind us of how wonderful God is. As she says in the beginning, God’s promises remind us of who He is, and not about what we can get from Him. This audio has done exactly that for me.
It is narrated perfectly by the author, you feel like she is a really good friend encouraging you all the way. I like the personal stories she has included, and the wonderful refreshing way she tells the very familiar bible stories about the different people who meet Jesus and have their lives transformed. My favourite chapters are the ones about grace and strength.
I recommend this audio for anyone who needs some encouragement, as you will definitely come away re-focused and encouragement.
Thanks to christianaudio.com’s Reviewer’s Program for this copy.
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I was pleasntly surprised by this book. The back cover synopisis sounded good but before I even finished the first chapter I was excited to hear the stories that lay ahead.
Sheila Walsh takes us on a journey of exploring specifics promieses of God and illustrates ways He has used them with indepth despriptions of Bible stories.
She divides the book into nine promises. As she covers each promise you will not be disappointed. You have most likely heard these promises before but she helps you to see them promises in new light. This is a great Bible study.
I listened to the audio version of this book. The narrator is a Scottish woman who talks in a soothing tone and takes great pauses at moments when we need to digest what she just said, which is really nice with all of the profound quotes and thought provoking things said.
*I received this audiobook free for review from Christianaudio.com