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.
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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
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book but I read it with anticipation of getting nuggets of wisdom from God's Word. I can say that I have doubted God at times. I have even questioned why things happened and He didn't stop it. It doesn't mean I fell away from Him, it only means I couldn't see what His plan was.
The author talks about people who don't have a father in their life and how it affects us on a spiritual level. My relationship with my father was horrible and I know what it feels like to be abandoned by a father. I have never heard the saying, " Spiritual fatherlesness," before reading this book. I'm not sure I totally agree with the author and her point of this but I continued reading the book.
I did like the chapter about depression and her visit to seek help from a psychologist. Many of us have deep rooted hurts that have overtaken our feelings. We have anger issues, depression, rejection and the list goes on. Through all the things I have been through I would not change one thing about my life. Why, you ask? It is because it has made me the person I am today. If my testimony can help one person, then it has all been worth it. I believe that God knows the right time for each of us to start healing from our past and will guide us when the time is right.
The author quotes many well know people and I did like some of the things she shared through them. The problem I started having was the way she came across in the book. I felt as though she was bragging almost at times and I was put off by her attitude. The statement, "I feel empowered; I was given amazing opportunities to share hope and healing with individuals and groups in my local community and eventually overseas," hit a nerve for me. Yes God opens doors for us but we don't need to brag or feel as if we are saving the world.
There are many points the author makes in the book that for me don't agree with what the Bible says. I was confused at some things she wrote and uncomfortable with others. Some readers may see the book as helpful and that is why we each get to decide what we allow to minister to others and what we decide is not aligning with our beliefs.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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