Item description for Let Go: Live Free of the Burdens All Women Know by Sheila Walsh...
Overview Walsh believes that the battle for hope is the central need every woman can discover. She gives solid biblical teaching and deeply moving, personal stories to show women how God longs to set them free from poor self-image, fear, relationship troubles, legalism, loneliness, and so much more.
Burdened. The word alone makes shoulders sink. It slows down our lives. It clouds our vision. It is the result of so many memories, grudges, fears, uncertainty, and stress. It is heavy.AA
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matt 11:28)
Sound impossible? Sheila Walsh thought so - until God proved himself again and again through his Word, his people, and her life.AA
In Let Go, the bestselling author and speaker walks readers through the journey to freedom in Christ. Along the way, she tackles some of the toughest struggles that weigh women down, answering them with overwhelming truth, promise, and hope.AA
You can lay down your burdens. You can rest. You can find peace. You canlive free.
Start here. Let Go. And see what God can do.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.6" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2009
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849901359 ISBN13 9780849901355 UPC 023755026934
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More About Sheila Walsh
Sheila Walsh is a powerful Bible teacher and best-selling author from Scotland with over 4 million books sold. A featured speaker with Women of Faith® conferences, she has reached more than 5 million women by combining honesty, vulnerability, and humor with God's Word. Her passion to see women's lives transformed by the power of God's word is contagious. Currently completing her Masters in Theology, Sheila lives in Frisco, Texas with her husband, Barry, her son, Christian, and her two little dogs, Belle and Tink.
Walsh began her career as a contemporary Christian singer after finishing college with studies in theology from London Bible College (now London School of Theology) in 1979 and music from the London Academy of Operatic Art. Walsh worked as an evangelist with the British chapter of Youth For Christ and sang with a group known as "The Oasis" until going solo in 1981. She also worked closely at this time with keyboard player Chris Rolinson, who contributed extensively to the unique sound on her first "new wave" style album, Future Eyes. He also toured with her on her first United States tour, where she opened for Phil Keaggy. As Walsh enjoyed some success both in the United Kingdom and America as a CCM musician, she was asked by minister Pat Robertson to serve as a co-host of his television talk-show, The 700 Club in 1987. Walsh served in this capacity into 1992 and also hosted her own talk-show, Heart to Heart with Sheila Walsh.
Ideological differences with Pat Robertson and general feelings of depression brought Walsh to re-examine her life's direction. After leaving Pat Robertson's enterprises in 1992 she sought therapy for her depression, eventually returning to college at Fuller Theological Seminary in California to take on doctoral studies in theology. Pat Robertson explained her departure from CBN as the result of a "nervous breakdown" brought on by the tremendous demands of her work with CBN. He asked his viewers to keep her in their prayers and ask God to give her the strength to continue doing His work.
She went on to write a book exploring her struggle with depression and her experiences with her faith as a Christian, entitled Honestly. While Walsh had written several books on theology before, this autobiography would become the wellspring of her later work on personal aspects of faith and would set the tone for her introspective, personal, but evangelical approach to affairs of modern theology.
Over the course of the latter 1990s, Walsh's work has concerned women's issues within the church and the unique relationship of the contemporary woman with God. She has written over seventeen books including Honestly, Living Fearlessly, and Life is Tough, but God is Faithful. She has also written several books for children recently. She also has continued her musical career as a songwriter and singer and has recorded several albums of new Christian music and traditional hymns arranged to a Celtic sound.
In 2005, Walsh partnered with Tommy Nelson publishers to create a line of children's books and DVDs called Gigi, God's Little Princess TM. The brand has become the #1 Christian Girl's brand and continues to be popular and releases new products.
Walsh, with her family, is now an active attendee of Prestonwood Baptist Church, in Plano, Texas.
As of 2007, Walsh has appeared on many TV programs such as: Life Today, Hour of Power and The Rock Gospel Show (BBC) among many others. She was a member of the team "Women of Faith" on the second season of The American Bible Challenge on GSN.
Sheila Walsh currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee. Sheila Walsh was born in 1956.
Sheila Walsh has published or released items in the following series...
"Let Go" is a grace filled, refreshing book for women. Walsh's writing is very encouraging, reminding women that God's grace is fresh every day, despite our tendency to give our worries and fears over to him only to continually take them back again. We all long to be set free, whether it's from difficult circumstances, past events, unforgiveness, recurring habits, fear, loneliness, etc. She reminds us that "God is not a Scout leader or etiquette coach...his love for us is not based on our behavior...it's based on his heart and his character." She also points out that it's much easier to extend grace to others when we are satisfied with God's grace ourselves. Next, she moves into specific reasons we have trouble letting go and addresses them Biblically. For example, Ch. 3 addresses the tendency to live in the past, Ch. 4 fleshes out the importance of looking ahead, Ch. 5 takes a look at bitterness, and Ch. 6 tackles shame. I enjoyed the discussion of temptation. Walsh points out that whatever form the temptation takes, the common thread will be the amount of time and energy it requires. Satan's strategy is to preoccupy us with ourselves so we're not preoccupied with God. Temptation usually comes in one of three areas: satisfying immediate felt needs, finding an easy way out of suffering, or giving in to charisma over character. Each of these is discussed in light of Satan's tempting of Jesus. She repeatedly encourages her readers to simply embrace what God has already done for us and rest in him rather than trying so hard to do everything right, which makes us focus on ourselves and our shortcomings rather than him. I found the book truly encouraging, and especially enjoyed the quotes at the beginning and the reflection questions and prayer at the end of each chapter. Walsh has a beautiful heart for God and it shines through clearly in her writing. This would be a great book to read and discuss with a group of friends.
If she can come out of Depression - YOU can too. Feb 18, 2010
This very personal book by gospel celebrity, Sheila Walsh, shows not matter who you are - you can will have challenges and come out. It helps those who suffer with being a perfectionist or feel that they have to be super human or a super Christian all the time - to let go and really let GOD do the heavy lifting.
This book will help you surrender all to God and how to really TRUST GOD. Sheila really is a good writer as well as a singer. You'll appreciate her personal stories and insights. It's a lifter and mountain mover!
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Let Go Feb 10, 2010
Let Go by Sheila Walsh is a book that may be needed by women that are struggling to let go of their burdens. I found that the subject matter is pretty scattered.
The art of Letting Go Jan 26, 2010
I am a huge Women of Faith Fan! I was thrilled with the opportunity to read Sheila's new book, Let Go. This book is broken down into 18 chapters. Each chapter is a an area in everyones life that you may have something you need to let go of. Sheila shares personal stories of her life, which makes it relatable.
In the beginning of the book Sheila talks about a struggle that her and her husband had been in. She didn't give all of the details about that. I knew there had to be more to the story. A few weeks after I started to read this book, I had the opportunity to go to A WOF conference. She told the whole story at that time. At that moement it clicked! I could see where this book was coming from. We all have struggles of some sort. Actually going to a Woman of Faith conference gives each of the authors a greater personal intimacy. I enjoy reading an authors books when I have seen them in person.
This book will give you practical advice on areas you may be struggling. I highly reccomend this book. It is lighthearted, easy to read, put down and pick up again. I read this over several months.
Free instead of burdened Jan 22, 2010
On the cover flap of this book, the copy reads: "As you are, right at this moment, God loves you. There is nothing you can do to make God love you more. There is nothing you can do to make God love you less." It's easy to agree that these statements are true, and yet it is still so easy to fall into "performance-based thinking" (my words).
In Let Go, Sheila Walsh wants to help women get free of the burdens that can press down on our shoulders, and she does a good job of it. I'm happy to recommend the book to others.