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Overview Popular Women of Faith speaker Wells shows the way to a more intimate walk with God--a God who is working every day to help people more deeply trust him, whether they're 14 or 92.
Publishers Description Thelma Wells has known a lifetime of achievements and victories over obstacles, as well as a wealth of meaningful relationships and abundant ministry to countless others. But recently, God led her into dark valleys-including an almost fatal illness-as part of His plan to deepen her firsthand knowledge of Himself as the Great I AM. This rich experience is what she shares with you, along with plenty of smiles and laughter, in "God Is Not Through with Me Yet." She's the first to say, "Thelma doesn't have it all together. No one has it all together." But the Lord has filled her heart to overflowing with new appreciation for His loving wisdom and His healing truth. It's an overflow that spills out, with clarity, and humor, on every page of this book. With personal stories and solid biblical teaching that open your heart to God's truth, Thelma guides you to a deeper faith and an exuberant desire to follow your Lord...even through your life's most turbulent storms. With the warmth of a grandmother, the wit of a jokester, and the wisdom of a woman in the Word, Thelma opens your eyes to the full wholeness God has for you.
From Publishers Weekly Popular Women of Faith presenter Wells speaks with delightful winsomeness of her tender relationship with God in this uplifting, if uneven, guide to an abundant life. Wells, who endured multiple complications following a surgery, details her harrowing experience and what she learned about Christ's enabling strength. The author always believed her personal relationship with Jesus was characterized by intimacy and committed love; now, as a great-grandmother, she feels her spiritual understanding is richer and more precious than ever before. Wells offers snapshots of her life history, describing being raised by her own devout great-grandmother, and how early on she was assured of God's active participation in her poverty-stricken life. Readers will gain deep appreciation for Wells's struggles and triumphs, and read with interest the assorted vignettes in which Wells played counselor and prayer warrior to other hurting Christians. However, the writing is lackluster and disorganized; much of this text is presented with little transitioning from one topic to the next. Further, a hefty one-third of the book is allotted to simply listing various Bible passages by theme. While Wells has an interesting personal testimony, her written work is disappointing compared to her public speaking. Copyright 2006 Publishers Weekly.
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Publishers Weekly - 12/11/2006
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.2" Width: 5.34" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Feb 20, 2007
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590527852 ISBN13 9781590527856
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More About Thelma Wells
Thelma Wells is a popular Women of Faith core speaker and the president of A Woman of God Ministries in Dallas, Texas. She has received more than two hundred awards for civic, community, church, and national involvement. She has earned a master s degree in pastoral ministry, and is the author of several books, including "The Buzz: 7 Power-Packed Scriptures to Energize You Life"; "Girl, I Have Got Good News For You!"; "What s Going On, Lord?"; and "God Will Make a Way." Thelma describes her husband, George, as her encourage, supporter, and best friend. They have three married children, ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Thelma s extended family includes at least on hundred daughters she has mentored through Daughters of Zion Leadership Mentoring Program, plus thousands more she mentors via the Internet. They affectionately call her Mama T."
Thelma Wells currently resides in the state of Texas. Thelma Wells was born in 1941.
Reviews - What do customers think about God Is Not Through with Me Yet: Holding On to the One Who Holds You Close?
I loved this book Sep 6, 2007
I loved this book so much that I sent it to four of my best friends. Thelma Wells has inspired me and has gotten me to stop feeling sorry for myself. She is truly a God-loving woman.
Read again and again May 23, 2007
Reviewed by Regan Windsor for Reader Views (5/07)
Thelma Wells has inspired many as a much-sought-after speaker for the Women of Faith. She also touches many in her teachings of prayer and discovery of God. In "God is Not Through with Me Yet" Thelma shares her stories of inspiration from her own life, and the lives she has touched along the way.
"God is Not Through with Me Yet" is broken into three sections. Part I is filled with stories of Thelma's life, her struggles, her songs, and her journey in guiding people to the gift of prayer.
Part II is dedicated to the great I AM. It is formatted as a Bible study, filled with scripture and journal activities designed to help the reader discover how I AM can change lives, heal pain, be the Provider, and the Banner.
Part III is dedicated to scripture and lessons "for your reflection." These mini-sermons are broken into sections to help guide the reader to the subject matter they wish to focus upon.
"God is Not Through with Me Yet" serves in many ways. Thelma's stories are an inspiration, her teachings allow the reader to better connect through prayer, and her chosen scriptures provide a foundation for reflection. What the book is lacking is Thelma's strong presence, touching voice, and general glow of energy. "God is Not Through with Me Yet" is a quick glimpse into Thelma's life, as well as a toolkit to be taken off the shelf again and again.
Great Book; Greater Person Feb 25, 2007
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This lovely, hardcover book is only a sneak peek at a lovely woman who authored it. God Is Not Through With Me Yet is an easy, candid, inspiring read. It's almost as if Thelma is sitting across the table chatting with you, gently sharing her life lessons.
Often people pray for help, insight, healing, etc., One part of this book reveals some of the hindrances to prayer so that you can get God's answers.
I had the privilege of meeting Thelma in Indiana and she's a warm, welcoming, spiritually-dynamic lady.
Her book would make a good read or gift of encouragement to anyone who is going through tough times and needs to see the good that come out of bad.
Inspiration Plus Feb 21, 2007
Thelma Wells came from one of the worst situations I could imagine. Born to a partially paralyzed mother, her great-grandparents raised her. On the rare occasions she went to see her grandparents, her grandmother would lock her in the closet for hours. Thelma learned early on that the only way to survive that dark, scary closet is to sing. And sing she did.
Thelma takes what she has learned from these less-than-ideal circumstances, and shares them with us in God Is Not Through With Me Yet. There are three parts to this book:
Part 1: I Can ... Part 2: Because I Know I AM Part 3: For Your Reflection.
In here, we learn:
-- Experience is an Able Teacher -- He Prepares, and He Provides -- A Path to Humility -- I AM is Your Healer -- I AM is your Provider -- Obedience Really is Better -- Plus much more.
In sharing with true-life stories, Thelma Wells teaches us as well as encourages us in our Christian walk. This book which will educate them in how to get the most out of their walk with Christ. Pick up God Is Not Through With Me Yet.
Armchair Interviews says: Readers will not be disappointed.