Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The author writes openly about the events which led to her hospitalization on a psychiatric ward while hosting The 700 Club in the 1990s. She talks in depth about her mental and emotional state, laying out the thoughts and feelings which brought her to a place where she felt she could not go on. Sheila Walsh describes the helping process provided at the hospital and beyond that brought insight and healing. She talks about her life after the hospital, how she felt and what she did. In chronological order, she lays out the events that brought her forward from major mental illness to fully functioning wife, mother, and women’s ministry leader. Her narration ends mainly in the late 1990s, with a nod toward the Women of Faith ministry she has had since then. The book also provides encouragement to others suffering from depression. It is honest and hopeful. Scripture is referenced often, and biblical principles are emphasized throughout the book. This book was interesting and encouraging. I would recommend it to anyone interested in Sheila Walsh or depression. It is a book I will reread because it is so well written. I received this book for free in exchange for my unbiased review through the Thomas Nelson BookSneeze Program.