Book Review: In the Middle of the Mess by Sheila Walsh

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I had heard of Sheila Walsh before. Yet I had never read a book of hers or even heard her anywhere. So I wasn’t sure if this book would live up to what it back cover promised. Still, I was interested to read this book and do a book review based on what I read on the back cover.

In her new book, Sheila Walsh equips women with a practical method for connecting with God’s strength in the midst of struggle. She teaches her readers how the daily spiritual practices of confession, meditation on God’s Word, and prayer result in fresh freedom in Christ.

This book, it spoke right to my heart. Sheila Walsh takes us through the struggles of her life — fighting depression and suicidal thoughts. In the middle of it all, she brings us to the important practices of confession, meditating on God’s Word and praying. It is through these practices, that we draw near to God and find freedom from our struggles. I know the battle she speaks about. I have been there, dwelling in the darkness of depression and suicidal thoughts. It is not where I am now. But it brought me closer to the heart of this book. I have also been thinking about this topic since I read that a classmate of mine from high school committed suicide a couple weeks ago.

I enjoyed and gained so much from reading this book. Sheila Walsh presented clearly and well the need for confession in our lives. But she also encourages her readers to face their mess and surrender it to God. It was all written in a beautiful way. I would highly recommend reading this book.

Edit: In the Middle of the Mess is on sale right now on Amazon for $2.47 (Kindle version).

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  1. Thanks for sharing, Ronja. I’ve followed Sheila for years on social media, but I’ve never read one of her books. This looks powerful. Shared on Twitter and followed you there also. Blessings over your blog and ministry in 2018!

  2. Years ago, Sheila Walsh’s book “Life is Tough, But God is Faithful” really helped me when I was going through infertility. I love her writing!