It's Okay Not to Be Okay

Moving Forward One Day at a Time

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When Sheila Walsh discovered "I'm not good enough and I'm good with that," everything started to change.

We've all experienced that moment when we wish we could start all over again. Failed marriages, lost friends, addictions, lost jobs. This is not the life we imagined. Yesterday can leave us stuck, sad, shamed, scared, and searching. Sheila wants you to face the pain head-on and then start again, from right where you are.

In It's Okay Not to Be Okay, she helps you overcome the same old rut of struggles and pain by changing the way you think about God, yourself, and your everyday life. She shares practical, doable, daily strategies that will help you move forward one step at a time, knowing God will never let you down.

It's never too late to start again . . . and there is healing and freedom in just taking the first step.


Not self-help. God help.

"Sheila speaks from a place of victory, grounded in the knowledge that we are meant to walk 'side by side with Jesus, learning to live freely and lightly.' Her encouragement and practical guidance will provide the tools you need to start again, discovering that through Christ you are always enough."--Lisa Bevere, New York Times bestselling author and cofounder of Messenger International

"Sheila Walsh doesn't merely write words, she lives her words--and the Word. When things aren't okay, I honestly don't know a wiser, more life-giving, Jesus-clinging guide than Sheila Walsh."--Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts

"In this powerful book, Sheila shares the transforming truth that life is a process and that God never leaves nor forsakes us. There are rarely quick fixes in life, but Jesus offers us hope, healing, and wholeness. Okay doesn't live here, but Jesus does."--Christine Caine, founder of A21 and Propel Women

"A beautifully practical way forward through the ache of feeling not-enough. Sheila reminds us that God is so near and willing to meet us in our deepest places of weakness and hurt."--Jennie Allen, author of Nothing to Prove and founder and visionary of the IF:Gathering

"A friend once told me that people aren't interested in what we got right nearly as much as how we've experienced divine redemption when we got it wrong. Sheila is always refreshingly transparent about where she's gotten it wrong so as to make Jesus the sole hero of her story. It's Okay Not to Be Okay is a deeply encouraging--quite possibly transformative--tome for stumbling saints!"--Lisa Harper, bestselling author and Bible teacher


Sheila Walsh is a powerful communicator, Bible teacher, and bestselling author with more than 5 million books sold. She is the author of the award-winning Gigi, God's Little Princess and In the Middle of the Mess. She is cohost of LIFE Today with James and Betty Robison and her Wednesdays in the Word program, with more than 100 million viewers. Walsh is a popular speaker and Bible teacher around the world. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Barry, their son, Christian, and their three pups, Belle, Tink, and Maggie.


Endorsements

"It's Okay Not to Be Okay breathes fresh life on the arresting splendor of God's grace. Sheila speaks from a place of victory, grounded in the knowledge that we are meant to walk 'side by side with Jesus, learning to live freely and lightly.' Her encouragement and practical guidance will provide the tools you need to start again, discovering that through Christ you are always enough."

Lisa Bevere, New York Times bestselling author and cofounder of Messenger International

"This may look like a book, but it's actually a bit of a personal lifesaver that will feel like actual relief. Sheila Walsh doesn't merely write words, she lives her words--and the Word. When things honestly aren't okay, I honestly don't know a wiser, more life-giving, Jesus-clinging guide than Sheila Walsh."

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

"In this powerful book, Sheila shares the transforming truth that life is a process and that God never leaves nor forsakes us. There are rarely quick fixes in life, but Jesus offers us hope, healing, and wholeness. Okay doesn't live here, but Jesus does."

Christine Caine, founder of A21 and Propel Women

"It's Okay Not to Be Okay is a beautifully practical way forward through the ache of feeling not-enough. Sheila reminds us that God is so near and willing to meet us in our deepest places of weakness and hurt."

Jennie Allen, author of Nothing to Prove and founder and visionary of the IF:Gathering

"A friend once told me that people aren't interested in what we got right nearly as much as how we've experienced divine redemption when we got it wrong. Sheila is always refreshingly transparent about where she's gotten it wrong so as to make Jesus the sole hero of her story. Her newest book, It's Okay Not to Be Okay, is a deeply encouraging--quite possibly transformative--tome for stumbling saints!"

Lisa Harper, bestselling author and Bible teacher

"Sheila Walsh's characteristic wisdom and encouragement shine in her newest book, It's Okay Not to Be Okay. Through personal stories and teachings from the Bible, Sheila shows us that it's okay to fail, as long as we get back up again; a life lesson I've tried to teach our children and to live out myself. After reading this book, you'll be equipped and inspired to strive for more."

Korie Robertson, author of Strong and Kind: Raising Kids of Character and star of Duck Dynasty

"Life's moments, good and bad, come in waves. Sometimes during those tough moments, we need encouraging and uplifting words to feed our soul. In It's Okay Not to Be Okay, Sheila Walsh shares her stories and wisdom to encourage us to start afresh and move forward one step at a time. This book reminds us that even in those dark moments, God's light is there waiting at the end of the storm."

Roma Downey, producer, actor, and New York Times bestselling author

"I have had the personal pleasure of knowing Sheila for a number of years now, and in that time have only known her to be a stunning example of grace and possibilities. Whilst tenacious and strong in spirit, she carries a softness and vulnerability that allows both her story and her take on life to resonate with all who come in contact with her. I am confident that her latest book, It's Okay Not to Be Okay, will point people to Christ and draw them onwards because of its raw, honest, and genuine nature."

Bobbie Houston, global co-senior pastor, Hillsong Church

"If you're struggling, if you're weary, if you're not okay--this book is for you. In these pages, Sheila Walsh reminds us that Christ doesn't look at our failures, only at how much we love him. Pick up this book for encouragement and inspiration to keep moving forward."

Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker and lead pastor, National Community Church

"In the twenty years of Women of Faith, Sheila shared the reality of her struggles year after year, giving millions of women hope and help and healing. Her message was consistently that it is okay with Jesus to not be okay. Now she has put all that she has been through and all that she has learned into this, her most powerful, most helpful, and most hopeful book yet, with the title of her consistent life message, 'It's Okay Not to Be Okay.' There is no finer communicator than Sheila Walsh in person or in print. If you have ever loved hearing her or reading anything by her, you will want this, her best book yet. If you have never read anything by her, start here. If you don't like it, if you don't find it powerful and inspirational, let me know, and I will give you your money back out of my own pocket. Yep, that's how badly I want you to read It's Okay Not to Be Okay."

Steve Arterburn, founder and chairman of New Life Live! radio broadcast and bestselling author

"Are you aching for a second chance? Take a deep breath and read Sheila Walsh's new book! God will meet you in the fast-turning pages."

Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling author of To the Moon and Back

"Here's the breakthrough you've been longing for! Let my friend Sheila Walsh help you escape the shackles that keep you down by finding grace and hope through Christ. Never underestimate the potential of YOU once you're empowered by the God who knows all of you and loves you completely!"

Lee Strobel, bestselling author of The Case for Christ and The Case for Miracles

"Sheila Walsh writes from deep within her soul and touches lives like few people I know. It's Okay Not to Be Okay is a call to celebrate our identity and victory in Christ and move forward with faith and freedom. As her pastor and friend, I recommend the book wholeheartedly."

Jack Graham, pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church


The Author

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    Sheila Walsh

    Sheila Walsh is a powerful communicator, Bible teacher, and bestselling author with more than 5 million books sold. She is the author of the award-winning Gigi, God's Little Princess and In the Middle of the Mess. She is cohost of LIFE...

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