Booksneeze.com recently provided me with Sheila Walsh’s book, “God Loves Broken People – And Those Who Pretend They’re Not” to read and review. Having heard Walsh speak previously on the topic of suffering and God’s redeeming work in her own life, I knew this book on the sensitive topic of suffering would be personal and thought-provoking. Each chapter echoes of deep suffering and hope. Walsh offers refuge and greater purpose to those “drowning” in sorrow or shame by suggesting that our most difficult circumstances and failings can become important, even irreplaceable tools in the service of God’s love and restorative work. And it asks the question: what if pain can lead you to deeper intimacies with God and more spiritual revelations than others will ever be privileged to personally experience? Her anecdotes and Scriptural references made her points feel both relevant and her teaching sound. This book is not a lighthearted afternoon read, but for those seeking: searching for answers, healing, purpose and hope.
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