Sheila Walsh and Nora at Book Signing

The first day of the Women of Faith Conference I got to hear Sheila Walsh speak. I'd never heard her speak before. She was funny, powerful and transparent!

I saw a women that has wrestled with God and life for meaning and answers. She talked about many things one of which was her son who is going to start High School this year. She said in the same breath ,"I'm praying the rapture happens soon."

I work at a Christian Book store so I've seen many of her books on our shelves. I was curious about Sheila Walsh but I mainly read christian fiction so I didn't think another thing about it. Since listening to her speak and sing reading, her books has just made it on my To Read SOON List!! Now that she has written two Christian fiction books with some amazing women, they have just hit my to read this year list! Grin!

I found some very interesting You Tube Video's that will give you a glimpse into this multi-talented women. After speaking to us for a long while she got up and sang. Not just a sing it us but she sang from her heart. It was an experience. There are some people that sing and you are touched to the core of your being. That's what it was like. I stood to my feet and tears ran down my face. I felt like I was in the presence of Jesus! Everything she had talked about came together through the song.  I was so thankful to be able to share that experience with my daughter, Hilary.
Sheila Walsh and Hilary at book signing

It was moving to hear Sheila speak, and sing and thrilling to meet her in person. Below are the two Christian fiction books that Sheila Walsh has written along with the Non-fiction book that has come out this year.

Sweet Santuary
By Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma
Thomas Nelson (August 9, 2011)
352 Pages

Fiction Book Blurb: Wren has tried to shelter her only son from the tumult of the world. Now she's about to find sanctuary . . . in the last place she ever expected.
In tiny Cottage Cover, on the coast of Maine, Wren Evans is raising her gifted son, Charlie. A single mom, she's fought hard to give Charlie a stable, secure home life. When a prestigious music academy in Boston expresses interest in Charlie's talent, Wren is willing to move them again to make his dreams come true.
But Wren doesn't know that Charlie has been praying for her. 

And the answer to her son's prayers will change both of their lives. As Wren plans their move to Boston, life in Maine begins to fall apart. Her job is threatened with budget cuts, and Wren's grandmother, Ruth, arrives unannounced, with an outlandish request.

Ruth wants the family gathered together one last time, at the summer home where, years before, an accident shattered Wren's peaceful childhood. In the tumult, Wren finds a friend in a handsome, kind-hearted local, Paul Callahan.

When the family gathers in Cottage Cover, old wounds will be healed, new love will blossom, and the innocent prayers of a child will be answered in a most unexpected way.

In the Shelter
By Sheila Walsh
Published By:Thomas Nelson (February 8, 2011)
256 Pages

Non-Fiction Book Blurb: In a world of uncertainty, pain, and struggle, where do you find solid assurance and unshakeable truth? Gifted Bible teacher and inspiring Women of Faith speaker Sheila Walsh offers powerful, heart-filled teaching on ten bedrock promises of God, providing the foundation for daily confidence, joy, and hope. In The Shelter of God s Promises, Sheila searches Scripture for what God has promised us, what God's promises mean, and how encounters with Christ are the eternal fulfillment of His unrelenting commitment to us. In this riveting walk through some of the Bible's most compelling stories, Walsh unveils ten foundational promises of God that secure our lives during even the most difficult times. Sheila weaves her hallmark storytelling, inspiring personal experience, and Scripture to help readers gain a trust in God that will sustain them for a lifetime

Angel Song
By Sheila Walsh and Kathryn Cushman
Published by Thomas Nelson
 320 Pages

Book Blurb: Annie's return to Charleston was supposed to be a happy occasion. Instead, she's mourning the death of her sister, Sarah. As she and carpenter Ethan McKinney get the family homestead ready for sale, Keith, her 12-year-old neighbor with Down syndrome, claims he can see angels. Could he be right---or does he have an overactive imagination? 320 pages, softcover from Nelson.

Sheila Walsh's books just moved up on my TBR pile! If she writes anything close to the way she speaks I'm in for a treat and so are you!

Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network


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