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Friday, January 10, 2020

It'll Be Okay: Finding God When Doubt Hides the Truth by Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner: Review & Giveaway


About the Book



Book: It’ll Be Okay
Author: Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner
Genre: Non-Fiction, Christian Growth
Release Date: April, 2018

Is it okay for Christians to doubt?

When we don’t get answers or see God’s guiding hand, it’s hard to keep praying or walking forward in faith. Difficult times often cloud our perspective. Does God see me? Does he hear me? Does he care? Many Christians confuse doubt with unbelief and are afraid to admit those fears, but God is not threatened by our questions, and doubt does not negate our faith.

Our doubts express a yearning to be sure of what—and who—we trust. When our questions are answered by trust, faith is fed and our doubts transform into deeper belief that pushes us toward a decision.

· When we address doubt head-on, faith can grow.

· God has a plan in the good and bad that life brings.

· God can heal our wounds and turn our past mistakes around.

Join nationally-known Bible teacher Sheryl Giesbreacht Turner as she guides you toward a deeper understanding of the role doubt plays in your spiritual growth—and how learning to ‘doubt your doubts’ enables faith to prevail.  




Click here to get your copy!




MY THOUGHTS.....
This is a book for both non-believers and Christians because doubt visits everyone at some point and time. Author Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner assures us that even when Christians doubt, it doesn't mean they have stopped believing. I personally think that God understands the times when we're overwhelmed, feeling lost, and have permitted doubt to enter our lives. God understands but he doesn't want us to let that doubt turn us away from Him. He is there and He is aware!

Turner relates all of the times in her life when she was faced with obstacles, both physical and emotional, and her experiences illustrate how God stepped in to help her. She also shares countless examples of people, both biblical and secular, who faced doubts but managed to conquer them. It'll Be Okay has nine chapters filled with these accounts and each chapter ends with Can You Relate?, a section filled with statements and questions to help readers analyze what they've just read.

This is an interesting book and Turner's personal trials and triumphs should inspire all who read it. She shares scripture to support her theories and at the end of her book, Turner explains to non-Christian readers how they can also gain the peace and comfort that comes from having a personal relationship with God.

I received a copy of this book from the author and Celebrate Lit. I wasn't obligated to leave a positive review and these are my own opinions.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

About the Author


Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner holds a bachelor of arts, a master’s in ministry, and a doctorate of theology. Her television and radio show, “Transformed Through Truth,” is nationally and internationally syndicated; it’s seen and heard daily by millions of viewers and listeners on audio, internet, Roku, and YouTube networks across the United States and through The Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network worldwide. Sheryl is the author of three books and hundreds of columns, articles, and devotions. As a Lead Like Jesus facilitator, a blogger, and a missionary with Freedom in Christ Ministries she has personally equipped hundreds and facilitated the training of thousands of national and international leaders. She and her husband, Dr. Jim Turner, live in California’s Central Valley where she enjoys running 5K races with her eighty-five-year-old mother.

More from Sheryl


I’ve always been the one to ask the questions. As a kindergartener, I embarrassed my mother when I inquired, “Where did I come from?” Years passed, as a teenager, I made unhealthy life choices, experimented with alcohol and street drugs, and wondered, “What am I here for?” As a young adult, in Bible College; I asked God to take control of my life and questioned, “What’s my purpose?” Maybe you, too, have had or now have questions? These concerns may even keep you up at night? Doubting ourselves or God may be criticized as a lack of faith. I disagree. Doubt is the in between. Doubts need to be addressed. If doubts are not considered, they will rot our faith from the inside out. When we doubt, we are able to be honest with ourselves and God. We should not be afraid to doubt. 

As a delivered drug addict, stage four cancer survivor, and former widow, I’ve faced many types of situations which caused me to question God’s love, goodness and compassion. As I have gone to His word, I’ve discovered He hasn’t changed, His word continues to speak and revives my faith, taking me to a deeper level every single time. I am reminded of this in Lamentations 3:21-24 (NIV) Yet this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”

Thank you so much for being part of this blog tour. I am excited about what God is going to do with His truth in us as we bring our questions to the Answer – Jesus.

 Love and prayers, Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner

Blog Stops

janicesbookreviews, January 9
Older & Smarter?, January 10
Texas Book-aholic, January 12
Artistic Nobody, January 13 (Author Interview)
God is Love, January 14
Genesis 5020, January 15
Emily Yager, January 18
All 4 and About Books, January 19 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, January 19
Beck To Basics, January 20

Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Sheryl is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

4 comments:

  1. The part that caught my attention is that the author runs 5K races with her eighty-five-year-old mother. Wow!
    Dianna

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  2. Looking forward to reading this one!

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  3. Your book sounds great and I'm glad I got to learn about it. Thank you!

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  4. Thank you for sharing your review and the book and author details. This sounds like an inspiring read

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