Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Book Review - Get Back Up


Life is not always easy or fair for the follower of Christ. Yet, Sheryl Giesbrecht has learned, from the depths of past pain, it is possible to be raised up. It is possible to heal. Most importantly, it is possible to exchange hurt for hope. In her inspirational new book, Get Back Up: Trusting God When Life Knocks You Down, Sheryl tells her own story. She uses scripture to tell the stories of so many other Biblical figures who stumbled before they could be helped up. Sheryl’s message is one of hope. Trusting God in the midst of a life turned upside down is essential to survival. Without Him, life would not be worth living. Climbing out of the pits of despair would be impossible. Yes, with God to lean on, finding hope is possible. Healing is possible. God is capable of taking our losses and mistakes and turning them into something remarkably beautiful. Won’t you let Him?


Exchanging hurt for hope is Sheryl Giesbrecht’s focus—a message she shares with audiences as a radio personality, author and speaker. A dynamic teacher and motivating leader, Giesbrecht has endured many changes and challenges, moving her to a deep faith, trust and dependence on God.

She served as Focus on the Family’s columnist for Pastor’s Wives for four years. Hundreds of her columns, magazine and devotional articles have appeared in Focus on The Family Magazine, Just Between Us, Discipleship Journal, CCM, Walk Thru the Bible’s – InDeed and Tapestry publications.
Giesbrecht’s radio show, “Kindred Moments,” can be heard each weekday evening and
Sunday afternoons on KAXL 88.3 FM Music for Life (www.KAXL.com), and her nationally syndicated radio show, “Turn Up the Music with Sheryl Giesbrecht,” is heard on numerous networks across the United States (www.KERN.com).

She also has a heart for missions and is avid about reaching out to the poor and needy, locally through the Rescue Mission and worldwide through Compassion International. Giesbrecht is also the Executive Director of International Christian Ministries (www.ICMUSA.org) and has been personally involved with equipping hundreds and facilitating the training of thousands of leaders internationally. It is a ministry in which she worked alongside her late husband, Paul .

The joys of Giesbrecht’s life are her two children, son-in-law and memories of the time spent with her beloved husband. Sheryl holds a bachelor of arts from Biola University, a master’s in ministry and a doctorate of theology.

Learn more about Sheryl Giesbrecht on her website, www.FromAshesToBeauty.com. She also invites readers to follow her on Facebook and on Twitter (@SGiesbrecht).


This has to be one of the best books I've read in a long time. Sheryl shares her heart, the disappointments in her life openly and, like me, I'm sure most of us can relate to the heartache she has suffered. Yes, we all fall down, but Sheryl gives us the Biblical tools to get back up - and with joy!

Each chapter is filled with her own personal story and a personal story from someone else. She takes us on the journey of despair to rejoicing when we allow the Lord to be the center of our life and we see that He is truly working things out in a perfect way. It's not always easy, but with God by our side, we can get back up!

At the end of each chapter she has questions or journaling prompts to help you work through your own hurts that have kept you down. I thought these were especially helpful because she also gave you the tools to put these hurts in the past where they belong. The book is also filled with Scripture that we can rely call on and stand on. There were so many that touched my heart and filled my hurts.

I can't recommend this book enough. If you're a woman who is dealing with hurts, either from the past or in the present, this book is for you! It will give you the keys to starting your road to freedom and help you get back up and live your life with joy!

*This book was provided to me by LitFuse Publicity Group for my honest review

You can read more reviews HERE

Look at my Amazon "Books I Recommend" for a link to purchase this book.

Blessings - Julie

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