Loved Back to Life: How I Found the Courage to Live Free by Sheila Walsh
Beautiful and talented, Sheila Walsh was at the pinnacle of her career.
One day (twenty years ago), she found herself walking away from it all
and checking in to a psychiatric hospital, where she stayed for a month.
Loved Back to Life takes readers on Sheila’s journey
of the soul from hopelessness to joy as she finds that although the road was terrifying,
at every turn God called her to follow and to trust him. And He never let her go.
I was thrilled to discover Sheila had written a book about her journey I had only heard bits and pieces of.
“Sheila, if people find out you are in a mental institution,
if this goes public, it’s going to do tremendous harm to the ministry.”
“I thought these people were my friends”
(those who had just walked away from me
when my life had started to unravel).
Thankfully, Sheila didn’t let others opinions get in her way.
“Depression will not go away by pretending that it does not exist.”
Sheila is such an inspiration to me as she made the choice to seek God not hide from Him.
Seeing Sheila speak at Women of Faith, it’s easy to think she has it all together. She’s beautiful, and that Scottish accent is to die for. I have so much respect for her in sharing her story in such a transparent way.
I highly recommend this book to anyone dealing with depression, or “other addictions or things we use to distract or numb ourselves”. Be inspired to seek not hide as Sheila shows you how prayer and reading God’s Word can give you the courage to live free.
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