About The Book: Living with chronic illness, growing older, or facing the end of life can be a frightening experience, even for some Christians. Where do you find strength to face the reality of your pain and suffering? Who can you depend on to care for your needs? How do you cope with life each day, knowing it could very well be your last? It Is Well with My Soul is an insightful devotional designed to offer encouragement to those who are receiving care. You’ll explore biblical perspectives on issues associated with some of life’s most difficult stages. With engaging narrative, personal experience stories, and the use of humor, author Shelly Beach helps you find hope and contentment in Jesus. This collection of brief meditations also provides scripturally integrated prayers, reflective questions, and space to journal. Gain a deeper understanding of God’s purposes in situations of suffering. Discover how you can experience His peace and have confidence in knowing it is well with your soul. About The Author:Shelly Beach was born in Muskegon, Michigan, and grew up along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. She won the Christy Award with her first contemporary Christian novel in 2008 and was nominated for the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Book of the Year award that same year for her nonfiction. She has written two novels and authored or co-authored nine non-fiction books. Shelly is the co-founder of the Breathe Writer's Conference in Grand Rapids and the founder of the Cedar Falls Christian Writer's Workshop in Cedar Falls, IA. She is also a co-founder of PTSDPerspectives.org and provides consultation services on post-traumatic stress disorder in medical, mental health, educational, criminal justice, professional, and faith-based settings across the nation. When Shelly is not writing, consulting, or speaking, she loves to travel. The parents of two adult children, Shelly and her husband Dan live in Western Michigan and love doting on their adorable and brilliant grandchildren and being entertained by their 16 year old dachshund, Beanie. My Thoughts On The Book: Where was this book when I was going through the loss of my parents to cancer and Alzheimer's? This book was so helpful. Firmly rooted in scripture each story of pain and despair turns into a beautifully thought out devotional. This book is a must for your bookshelf and one you will want to refer back to time and time again. I loved it! As a pastor and high school teacher I can see this book as a great resource tool and gift for people who are hurting or confused about what it happening in their lives. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Netgalley Publishers as part of their Book Review Blogger Programs. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.