Friday, April 19, 2013

Review of "Get Back Up" by Sheryl Giesbrecht

I recently had the privilege of reading "Get Back Up: Trusting God When Life Knocks You Down" by Sheryl Giesbrecht. I had not read anything by this author before so I wasn't sure what to expect, but was happy to see the foreword by Pam Farrel! She wrote a fantastic book called "Men are Like Waffles, Women are Like Spaghetti" which I absolutely loved!

Sheryl begins each chapter in the same way...A story about someone who goes skydiving and their parachute fails, or when a member of the air force is thrown from their airplane and has no parachute at all. Some of these people fell thousands of feet, but yet landed safely on the ground and sustained small injuries. The point is that despite the circumstances, it's possible to get back up. It's possible to survive these traumas just like you can survive through many other hardships in this life. God can get you through anything. Job loss, death of a loved one, divorce or even dealing with sickness. 

When things go wrong in our lives sometimes we question God. Why would He allow this to happen? Sometimes we begin believing Satan's lies instead of trusting in God. Sheryl shares how we need to hold onto God's truths and trust God rather than depending on our own abilities. 

The author shares her story of how she was raised in a Christian home, but yet got to a point in her teenage years when she rebelled against her parents and God. She found herself addicted to drugs and alcohol at the age of 16. It wasn't until a few years later when Sheryl's parents pulled some strings to get her a volunteer job working at a Christian camp, that she realized her need for God in her life. She was sure she had done too much to be forgiven by God, but her fellow staff members kept reassuring her that " Love covers a multitude of sins" (1 Peter 4:8). It was then that Sheryl submitted her life to Christ. To read more about Sheryl, visit her website: From Ashes to Beauty

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone dealing with grief or in need of healing from past wounds. I rate it as 4 stars. 

I received this book free from Litfuse to give my honest unbiased opinion. 

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