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Praise for In the Middle of the Mess

“This book will not only change your life—it may just literally save your life. It is one rare, luminous, astonishingly brave book, saying what too many of us in the shadows have been desperate for someone to speak out loud for years. Sheila Walsh is not only a brazenly vulnerable, fearless warrior, she speaks unwavering truth that shatters the dark into a freeing light. It’s a long time since I’ve read such a book and I weep for joy that someone finally wrote a literal lifeline. This woman is my hero.”

—Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts

“In this daring and breath-taking book, Sheila Walsh will take you by the hand and bring you to a place where it’s okay not to be okay—a safe place of authenticity and hope where true healing abides. Don’t hesitate. Let her guide you on this courageous journey of personal and spiritual discovery.”

—Lee Strobel, New York Times bestselling author

“In the Middle of the Mess boldly combats the lie that we are alone in our struggles and unqualified by them. In a world overrun by social media it’s easy to forget that no one is without hardship. Sheila’s beautiful vulnerability will remind us all that while we may see ourselves through the skewed filter of the world, God sees us through the cleansing blood of Jesus, perfect and whole.”

—Lisa Bevere, New York Times bestselling author of Without Rival


Order before November 7, 2017 and receive:

Women's Ministry Book Kit that contains everything needed to have your In the Middle of the Mess group gathering at church or home. Including:

Sample email invitations

Announcements counting down to the start of your group study

"Get to know you" exercises

Group discussion questions

Welcome video from Sheila

Booklet of Sheila's favorite recipes

Handpicked by Sheila Spotify playlist 

In addition to the Women's Ministry Kit, you'll also receive Sheila's journal, Smiling in the Dark, with never-before-shared poems.



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About the Book

How do you turn your struggles into strengths? Beloved Bible teacher Sheila Walsh teaches readers how the daily spiritual practices of confession, meditation on God’s Word, and prayer result in fresh freedom in Christ.

In her long-awaited new book, Sheila Walsh equips women with a practical method for connecting with God’s strength in the midst of struggle. From daily frustrations that can feel like overwhelming obstacles to hard challenges that turn into rock-bottom crises, women will find the means to equip themselves for standing strong with God. Using the spiritual applications of confession, prayer, and meditation on Scripture to form a daily connection to Jesus, women will learn how to experience new joy as a child of God who is fully known, fully loved, and fully accepted.

In In the Middle of the Mess, Walsh reveals the hardened defenses that kept her from allowing God into her deepest hurts and shares how entering into a safe place with God and practicing this daily connection with him have saved her from the devil’s prowling attacks. Though we will never be completely “fixed” on earth, we are continually held by Jesus, whatever our circumstances.


About Sheila

Sheila Walsh is a powerful communicator, Bible teacher, and bestselling author with more than five million books sold. She is the author of the award-winning Gigi, God’s Little Princess series, Peace for Today, Loved Back to Life, The Storm Inside, Five Minutes with Jesus and The Longing in Me. She is cohost of Life Today with James and Betty Robison. Sheila lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Barry, and son, Christian.

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