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 “In these uncertain times, I know 100 percent that I can stake my life on the unshakeable, unchanging promises of God!” —SHEILA WALSHWhere do you turn for shelter in the worst storms of life?You know God’s promises, but are they for you, are they for now, are they for this? If you look to your circumstances alone, it may seem that God has forgotten you. But He hasn’t. He “In these uncertain times, I know 100 percent that I can stake my life on the unshakeable, unchanging promises of God!” —SHEILA WALSHWhere do you turn for shelter in the worst storms of life?You know God’s promises, but are they for you, are they for now, are they for this? If you look to your circumstances alone, it may seem that God has forgotten you. But He hasn’t. He can’t. And He wouldn’t even if He could. God is the only promise maker who is always a promise keeper. And God’s promises will never fail you!In The Shelter of God’s Promises, gifted Bible teacher and inspiring Women of Faith speaker Sheila Walsh 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. Through vulnerable storytelling, new insights, and an in-depth Bible study, Sheila offers powerful, heart-filled teaching on ten bedrock promises of God, providing the foundation for daily confidence, joy, hope—and shelter. ...

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  • Nicki
    2019-05-04 19:39

    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 changed. 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 encouraged.Thanks to christianaudio.com’s Reviewer’s Program for this copy.

  • Marcie
    2019-05-04 01:37

    Read Sheila Walsh's book as part of a Women's Bible Study group. Excellent choice! The video accompanying the book featured Sheila and her sincerity was evident, emotional for me at times, but very empowering to continue my study of scripture. The book has been very helpful to me at this stage of my life.

  • Sherry Lynn
    2019-05-02 23:17

    This one is a must read. I received it a couple of days ago and honestly I am not toally through with it but I was so impressed I wanted to go ahead and tell you about it. If your thinking of doing some shopping for Valentines or maybe if your thinking of starting a new study for the New Year The Shelter of God's Promise's is an excellant choice. Before I tell you more watch Sheila's trailer video . . . If your a fan of Sheila Walsh then you already know the book is filled with Biblical priniciples. For me, this is the first book I have had the opportunity to read. I enjoyed the way it was 'set up'. Mrs. Walsh included personal stories as well as stories from women she has met through the years. There are quotes and verses strategically placed between the text to make it read easy. It isn't just page after page of text with no breaks. To me this makes it easy to read and absorb. Each chapter begins with a quote or a scripture. Personally the chapter that stood out for me was Chapter 4 Confidence/I Can't See God's Plan in This Pain. The other Chapters include: Promises, Peace, Love, Grace, Hope, Strength, More. And the last Chapter Home/ I have a Future. . . ". . . I saw something that was breathakingly clear to me. I saw not only that all the promises of God are fulfilled in Christ to offer us shelter, but that He is the Shelter. He is the Cleft in the Rock. Christ's promise is to us is not that He will give us shelter but that He will be our Shelter. " As I said in the first paragraph I highly recommend this book. And, I believe that it is written in a way that a 'seeker' would be comfortably in reading it and come to a more clearer knowledge and understanding. From the back cover: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. I received an advance copy of the book it will be available in stores in February. Here's a couple of sources. Christian Book (dot) com and Barnes & Noble. (check out my Good Search button. Your purchase at B&N can help our ministry. ) You can also visit the publishers site and find links to other retailers. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

  • Blessedmomfxs
    2019-05-04 21:32

    The Shelter of God’s Promisesby Sheila WalshThe Shelter of God’s Promises is one of the latest books by author, speaker and former 700 Club host, Sheila Walsh. The promises she shares are all centered on Jesus -- the cleft of God -- and His assurance to be our shelter. Drawing on her own personal experiences and using insightful summaries of scripture, Sheila makes the case that we have refuge in God. If you’re facing a storm, God’s promise to BE your shelter is hope you can cling to. If you’re not in the storm now, prepare by taking God’s word to heart, because storms WILL come. It’s not “if” but “when”. To assist you in applying the lessons to your own life, the book has a Study Guide included for personal reflection or group discussion.Over all, I liked the book. While some of the personal narratives felt forced or even out of place, the spiritual perception demonstrated in Sheila’s accounts of scripture are quite inspired. Although I never formed a clear picture of the structure intended by the book, The Shelter of God’s Promises still spoke to me and helped my understanding of the fact that God is always with us, caring for us and protecting us “in the midst”. The most meaningful part of the book for me was the very last part. Sheila talks of the perspective of John the Baptist at the end of his life. John, having devoted his entire life to “making a way for the Lord” was beheaded after suffering in prison. How must he have felt when he realized that Christ would not intervene? It is recorded in Luke 7:20 that he sent two of his disciples to Christ to ask ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?’. In Luke 7:22-23 Jesus answered, “The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.” The majority of that scripture is quoting Isaiah 61:1 but it omits the part of the verse that speaks of freeing captives. John would have recognized the omission. Surely his heart sank as he digested the message: he would not know the freedom Christ came to bring...not yet. The crux of the matter is a question that we all must face at one time or another in our lives. “...will you love and serve a God you do not always understand?...God could intervene, but for reasons known only to Him, He does not.” (p.181)The answer that gives me the most comfort comes from I Corinthians 13:12: “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” Sheila Walsh states, “We are a people who do not live for this world. This is not our home. But until we finally see Jesus face-to-face, He has promised that he will never leave us. He has promised that He has gone ahead of us to prepare a place for us” (p.182). Stand on that promise!**BookSneeze® has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book as part of their book reviews blogger program.**

  • Dana Rongione
    2019-05-17 03:26

    In a world of uncertainty, pain, and struggle, where do you find solid assurance and unshakable 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.As I read through this book, I found myself saying, "This is me." Throughout her stories and illustrations, I saw my life, my struggles, and my failures. At times I would laugh through my tears as I was reminded that God does have a plan for my life and that even though I may not understand the pain, He has made me a promise. . . several, in fact. Every page of this book delivered hope and peace.The book includes an in-depth Bible study, and as I read, I couldn't help but think what a wonderful topic this would make for my next series of Sunday School lessons. In these dark times, we all need to be reminded of the promises of God. As the old song says, "You can't stand on promises if you don't know what they are." Sheila has done a wonderful job of making sure that her readers not only know God's promises, but understand them as well. This is a must read for anyone who has ever asked, "What now, Lord?"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

  • Nikole Hahn
    2019-04-21 19:28

    “Yet I have watched in silent awe as women like Angie and others have learned to walk with this wound in a way that brings such glory to Christ.” – Sheila WalshSheila Walsh has never disappointed me. Her writings cut like a cleaver to the heart of a matter, and yet she does so with humor and steadfast love. This time she cuts through the question, “Why do bad things happen if God is all-powerful and holy?” by examining His promises. “This is part of a test, scripture tells us. Jesus sends us out to stand on God’s promises and retreat with Him when we’re discouraged—but then go back out again. Will we believe in what He promises to do through thick and thin, dinner or no dinner?”Walsh examines biblical people who struggled in much the same ways as we struggle in our day-to-day. Her book digs deeply into scripture, examining the Greek, pulling from other sources, and showing us that God loves us too much to break His promises. He loves us in spite of our choices. “My new friend in the park had become someone unrecognizable even to himself, isolated and avoided. He lived in a place of unrest, lonliness, and self-loathing. Do you know a place like this?”In later chapters, Walsh talks about the woman at the well, “It was a divine neccessity and command that Jesus had to take (the road to Samaria)–there was a woman who needed to know that her life mattered.” There are many quotable portions of the book and it loathes me not to post them all. She includes a Bible Study in the rear of the book. The Shelter of God’s Promises is full of the scripture, personal stories, love and humor that her fan base has come to know and love. “You are loved just the same on the days when you feel you’ve done a good job as on the days when you know that you have blown it.”I review for BookSneeze®All reviews are honest and impartial.

  • Karie Hall
    2019-05-20 03:14

    The Shelter of Gods promises by Shelia WalshThe book goes a little like thisPromises, PromisesI Need Something to Hold On ToThe Promise For no matter how many promises God has made, they are"Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God. —2 Corinthians 1:20 When you think of promises, you don't want to think of what's broken, of brokenness. It's human nature to want a sure thing and for someone to back up the certainties, guaranteed, no questions asked. But it's just like God to think of the unthinkable, to show us that the impossible is possible, that there is one kind of brokenness that holds everything together and in which promises are kept.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. It reminds you that God is not like man, when he speaks he can not lie, so when he makes a promise its real, unbreakable.A great read.

  • Laverne Ombadykow
    2019-05-23 03:36

    Sometimes I read a book and I have to set it aside for awhile to ponder a truth that I discovered. That happened to me several times as I read this book. When I read about the woman who has been bleeding for 12 year and how she touched the hem of Jesus' garment I became very aware that He is not too busy for me. He was headed to Jairus's house to heal his daughter, but stopped to talk with this woman. This was so powerful for me to know that He cares enough about me to take time to be with me. I know my mixed up thoughts were caused by things that happened in my childhood and I so thankful that because of this book I finally "get it".Another promise that is powerful is the promise of grace. The author states, "His grace shelters us regardless of what we do or leave undone. I think it's so hard because there is no other relationship on earth like that. Every other relationship we have is affected, to some extent, by how we behave or what we say". And finally, in the chapter on Hope, she states, "The experience of walking through a dark night is a common bond for those who love God. The redemptive element in this struggle is the ability to turn to those coming behind you and let them know they are not alone."There are many other examples of promises that touched my heart and caused me to stop and pray and ponder (and sometimes cry). Thank you for writing this book. I'm sure I will re-read it again and again.~ I received this book free from Thomas Nelson, Inc. through their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. ~

  • Holly
    2019-05-15 00:30

    After receiving this book from BookSneeze I found myself gazing through the chapters to attempt to gather what this book was further about. It instantly caught my attention after finding that she was making this book relatable to all scenarios women might encounter. Sheila Walsh divides each chapter with things we can correlate with promises God gives in the Bible. The last chapter was definitely memorable, and after I was finished reading I found myself walking away with insight I hadn't had before about how God uses occurrences, and lives in the Bible to show us he is always with us. The chapters nicely begin with a personal story she shares to show the theme occuring in modern times, and then she uses the rest of the chapter to explain an instance that Biblical characters would have been faced with a similar situation.I mentioned that as I read I found something relatable about it. I wouldn't say this book is targeted toward my age group of early 20 somethings', but it provides something for everyone.This book definitely probably works better in a group discussion which it is designed for. Men will also find examples from the Bible that would be insightful for them, but the book is is mainly targeted toward women. Overall this book is a quick, insightful read. I received this copy of The Shelter of God's Promises from Thomas Nelson in exchange for a review

  • LynnDavidson
    2019-05-01 02:32

    The Shelter of God’s Promises is both for personal use and for group study. This is a book written by a woman with an open heart taught by God. Sheila Walsh speaks out of experience, and from a voice of love, teaching and inspiring the reader.Her ten chapter topics are:Promises, Promises/I Need Something to Hold On To;Provision/I Don’t Have Enough;Peace/I’m Afraid and Feel Alone;Confidence/I Can’t See God’s Plan in This Pain;Love/I Don’t Believe That Anyone Could Really Love Me;Grace/I Have Failed;Hope/I’m Broken;Strength/I Feel Things Are Crashing Around Me;More/I Know There’s Something Better;Home/I Have a Future.Each topic is skillfully and tenderly addressed as she shares in a one on one manner, sometimes in humour – sometimes from pain and vulnerability – what God has revealed to her.For someone who is seeking some answers, this may be the book to read. For someone seeking comfort in a hard place, for someone needing further insight – at the back of the book is a study guide with questions to consider after each chapter. It’s divided into four brief sections: Discover; Believe; Live; Memorize (with a scripture verse to memorize that week.) Taken seriously, the questions will help to motivate a deeper walk with Christ.Even if the reader chooses to not use this book as a study it will still be an inspirational read of comfort and encouragement.

  • Kathy
    2019-05-06 22:09

    Just yesterday I was watching and discussing one of Sheila's appearances with Women of Faith at my ladies bible study and today I am reviewing her newest book which is a DVD based bible study and lesson guide. I did not have access to the DVD so this is a review of the participant's guide only.This bible study is about the Ten Promises that the Lord has given us:Jesus - I Need Something to Hold On ToProvision- I Don't Have EnoughPeace- I'm Afraid and Feel AloneConfidence-I Can't See God's Plan in this PainLove- I Don't Believe that Anyone Could Really Love MeGrace- I Have FailedHope- I'm BrokenStrength- I Feel Things Are Crashing Around MeMore- I Know There's Something BetterHome- I Have a FutureThis study is set up in a similar fashion to recent Beth Moore studies I have done. A bible study watches the DVD together then discusses it in their small group. Then there are four lessons for the participant to complete independently. The book is well laid out with introspective questions that challenge the participant. From what I can see without having read the book or seeing the DVD lessons, I believe that this will be a great bible study and I will recommend it to my bible study.

  • Ellen
    2019-05-11 01:25

    Where do you go when life's storms are raging all around you? You run to God and His promises. In Sheila Walsh's book, The Shelter of God's Promises, she reminds us of many of them - God's promises of provision, peace, confidence, love, grace, hop, strength, and more!Throughout the book, she weaves scripture with the hard realities of life. Yes, life is difficult. God didn't promise us a bed a roses, but said, "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." ~ John. 16.33In typical Sheila-style, you will be welcomed into the stories of hardship and rejoice with the promises of God that each person clings to.As a Women of Faith attendee, this book is an extension of her testimony and her willingness to show us her imperfect side.This book includes a free, in-depth Bible study. Also, a separate DVD-based Bible study program is available for purchase with its own participant's guide.Book Rating: 5 out of 5 starsI received this complimentary copy from Thomas Neslon Publisher to review as part of their BookSneeze blogging for books program.

  • John Ausmus
    2019-05-11 23:27

    I recently read The Shelter of God’s Promises written by Sheila Walsh. The author asks “Where do you turn for shelter in the worst storms of life?” The book is divided into ten chapters and Sheila references scripture verses 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.I felt inspired and reassured of God’s protection (shelter) after reading this book and will keep in mind this verse “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13.5). The book is written in a way that is easy to read and understand and also includes a Bible Study in the back. This is a great book for anyone who wants or needs affirmation that God is always with us and I would highly recommend it to everyone.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

  • Val
    2019-05-19 19:22

    She's solid, though I wish I'd noticed there were study questions to begin with (I borrowed the ePUB version from the library so I didn't "see" the layout of the book because I skipped the Table of Contents); this would make a good book for a group study, and it's not necessarily a "chick" book as much as some. I would recommend this to a friend, though Henri J.M. Nouwen remains my favorite messenger for this brand of hope and encouragement as he spent the latter part of his life imploring Christians to embrace their status as the Beloved of God, and he also explores the Parable of the Two Lost Sons in a much deeper way. If you like this try "Life of the Beloved" and to go deeper and be challenged, "The Return of the Prodigal Son" (stick with it after the musings on the painting and biography of Rembrandt's life, he takes you some very challenging places).

  • Jeanie
    2019-05-20 00:20

    It was some of rough start reading this book. However, as I got into it, into the different promises, it held my attention. I liked how she started each chapter with a struggle and then a promise supported by scripture. Then she went on with her own experience or those that she knew, and then a story in the bible that went along. There was some profound statements that left me to reflect but not as much as I had hoped. I love the title for this book and the hope that it brings. The only fault I have is I felt like this book was not complete in many ways. I am not sure if it was not balanced with the character of God vs. our experience with God. Our experience of God is a great testimony to what He is doing and how our lives are being transformed, however, to get any real meat, you need more of the character of God.

  • Sarah Jo
    2019-05-22 03:27

    The good news: the theology is not erroneous. The bad news: this book is shallow and disappointing. She takes sweeping themes like love and hope and fails to make them personal. She marries the themes with stories of particular women in the bible and almost every single pairing left me scratching my head. She tries to pull from a text a message not present. If she would just use texts that actually speak on the theme on which she is focusing, the whole book could be turned around. Instead of leading you to discover the profound simplicity of love and hope, her attempts to make these themes approachable reduces them to meaningless platitudes. I do not give it a recommendation.

  • Carolyn
    2019-05-22 01:35

    I know and love Sheila, so I automatically respect her work. I also have a tendency to fall asleep when reading Christian Bible-study-style books - this one was no exception (hence the 3-star rating). That said, there were some great insights in this book (so maybe it should've been 4 stars?), especially if you're having trouble claiming/believing the promises of God (who isn't?). I LOVE that Sheila is moving more toward in-depth study which focuses less on her own experiences - it feels more dependable, more meaningful.

  • Angela Davis
    2019-05-06 19:10

    Amazing book - it asked the hard question - when hard times comes what am I holding to ? The lies or the promises - It is a book that makes you evaluate how you evualate life's drama big and small. She doesn't profess to know all the answers but she is pointing you to Christ with warning some questions aren't answer on this side of eternity. Thanks Sheila for reminding me of some truths I had forgotten and giving me new ways of thinking on some old ones.

  • Lisa
    2019-04-23 19:13

    Book Review by Lisa SuggsAuthor of - Choices: When Divorce Happens to You and Your ChildrenIn my women's bible study group, I used the DVD bible study version of this book which had a companion workbook and it was EXCELLENT! Sheila Walsh's teaching is SOLID! I could listen to her share her wisdom and insight that she has gained in her walk with the Lord for hours! Bravo Sheila for a great study!

  • Morgan
    2019-04-23 22:17

    I kept picking this book up and putting it back down and getting busy, and it took me way longer than usual to finish this. But I am so glad that I did. Having read other books by this author, I feel that she really speaks to a woman's heart in a way that many other books do not. This book was a comfort to me in a dark time and I would recommend it to anyone struggling with personal battles.

  • Readerella
    2019-05-01 00:25

    For Charles. I read this book with a group of gal pals. Started it the beginning of July. Finished reading it today. Thanks for your encouragement, Charles. The book was good. Simple and had great reminders. Easy to read and easy to discuss with others. Some nuggets to reflect on. Well written. Author has a great voice. My only "complaint" that it wasn't meaty enough.

  • Tina
    2019-05-22 20:29

    I liked the concept that God's promises are trustworthy because they speak of His character. Walsh writes that the promises of God are. Not really the shelter but God is the shelter. The reference of a shelter in a cliff goes back to Moses and his request to see God's glory. There is a beautiful passage on John the Baptist in the last chapter.

  • Brenda
    2019-05-16 03:27

    I love Sheila Walsh and am encouraged by everything she writes. This book focuses on God's promises, each chapter focusing on a specific fear or concern. I read it slowly, usually right before bed so I'd have some quiet time to think about it. It's a good one to have around for future reference.

  • Michelle
    2019-04-30 00:10

    Did with my Thursday morning group of wonderful ladies. I missed some chapters but what I have caught was good and thought provoking. The DVDs were not too long and different from the book so not a repeat, which we liked.

  • Heather Cantoni
    2019-05-02 22:09

    So awesome!

  • Victoria L-dg
    2019-05-01 03:33

    ok, not real "meaty". Need something that pushes me harder spiritually. This was too much on the soft side for my taste. There was value there, however.

  • Renee
    2019-04-30 21:37

    Read this with my women's bible study group and it was amazing. This was the first Sheila Walsh book I read and will definitely look for more from her.

  • Brooke
    2019-05-08 19:35

    i found the "in-depth" study in the back of the book a bit skimpy, but I loved the heart of this book.

  • Crizzle
    2019-05-04 02:16

    Somewhere around a 3 or 4 star book - it's hard to gauge; it took months to read it with a weekly group at church (and then with blizzards...). Very encouraging and inspirational!

  • Monica koetters
    2019-05-18 19:37

    i thought it was good. i did the bible study with the book