Sheila Walsh is a bestselling author and Bible teacher, but I’d never before read one of her books – until her newest release from Baker Books. “It’s Okay Not to Be Okay: Moving Forward One Day at a Time” shares the message that “It’s never to late to start again. . .and there is healing and freedom in just taking the first step.”
One of the best aspects of this book was the warm and often humorous writing style of the author, serving to draw her readers in and help them relate to what she had to say. Covering topics such as the power of changing the way we think, letting go of our need to control outcomes, and facing our fears, Sheila’s book is filled with inspiration to daily embrace God’s sovereignty over our lives in all ways, big and small.
For sure, many readers will be inspired by Sheila’s honesty and guidance to overcoming the times in our lives when we feel like we need to start all over again. For me, however, I never completely connected with her messages, and could not always follow her train of thought in each chapter. I am not in any way saying that “It’s Okay Not to Be Okay” is a bad book, nor does it contain a negative message of any kind. On the contrary, Sheila’s goal is clearly to point her readers towards their Heavenly Father. And yet… for me, this book is simply not one that I connected with on a deeper level, making it difficult for me to to find it memorable or meaningful. If you’ve enjoyed Sheila’s previous works, however, or if you are going through a season of new beginnings, this may be just the book you are looking for.
I am grateful to have received a copy of this book, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.