In the Middle of the Mess by Sheila Walsh

I have heard about Sheila Walsh before and had the chance to read some of there other books, so when this book came up for review I knew that I needed to read it. In the Middle of the Mess by Sheila Walsh is a wonderful book about finding strength to go through the struggles in life that we face, but not our own strength, God's strength.

Since I already knew Walsh, as a writer, I was quite failure with her writing style, and it's honestly of of my favorites. This book was no letdown and kept true to how she normally writes. What Walsh has put into this book is humility, vulnerability, honest, and raw emotions and she has laid her struggles out there for all the world to see. She doesn't hold back, even going as far as talking about how she considered suicide many times. She then goes on to show the reader how she made it through all those tough times with the help of God. Her strength alone could not overcome, she needed help from God.

I have really enjoyed reading this book, and from the moment I started, I felt the feeling of "me to" on just about ever single page. Walsh connects with the reader and lets them know that they aren't alone in their daily struggles and trials. What I really loved about this book is her courage to bring the battle with depression to the forefront of peoples attention. I feel that depression is an illness that the church likes to sweep under the rug or just give a fleeting glance (my opinion,) but Walsh says "no more" and shows that ever she has struggle with the thoughts and feelings that will bring you to your knees.

If you or anyone you know is dealing with depression, or struggles of any kind, you can gain something from reading this book. It's truly a gem in the publishing world right now and Walsh connects with the reader in a way that I have not seen too many writers do. I highly recommend this book. Highly recommend!!!

{Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are my own.}