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It'll Be Okay: Finding God When Doubt Hides the Truth

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  28 reviews
A nationally-known Bible teacher addresses the healthy role doubt can play in a Christian’s life and encourages addressing doubts head-on to feed faith while teaching that misgivings and fears can be happily resolved through the grid of God’s Word—without leading to an unbelieving way of life.
Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published February 26th 2018 by Redemption Press
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Sarah
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: celebrate-lit, review
Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner’s “It’ll Be Okay: Finding God When Doubt Hides the Truth” is a short but powerful work of nonfiction that addresses the doubt that we all feel at one time or another. As with the fact that trees grow deeper roots when they are exposed to winds and storms, so it is with our faith in God. Trials may cause us to doubt, but as long as we continue to talk with God and spend time in the Bible, doubt can make our faith grow. “Life offers opportunities to doubt or believe God th ...more
Connie Saunders
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book for both non-believers and Christians because doubt visits everyone at some point and time. Author Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner assures us that even when Christians doubt, it doesn't mean they have stopped believing. I personally think that God understands the times when we're overwhelmed, feeling lost, and have permitted doubt to enter our lives. God understands but he doesn't want us to let that doubt turn us away from Him. He is there and He is aware!

Turner relates all of the times
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Janice Sisemore
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
It’ll Be Okay

It’ll Be Okay is a book where the author uses her life experiences to teach us. Also has stories of other people experiences. One was where a lady tried to live on nothing but water for six months. The woman realized that could not live on just water. The story of this lady is referenced to Jesus being the living water and our relationship to him.

I found the book very interesting. The author has been through a lot and overcame it. This is a book that everyone should read. A lot to
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Erin Turner
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A genuine look into one of the hardest topics for Christians to face - doubt in times of struggle. Doubts of God's goodness, doubts of what the future will hold... Sheryl gives us an honest discussion about the struggles we face and how to draw near to God in spite of/because of them. Read and be encouraged and challenged in the best way possible! ...more
Alexis
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One question sets the course for this book. The author asks the reader, "Is it okay for Christians to doubt?"

From there, the book unravels like a ball of yarn as the author peels back the layers of that question like an onion until she reaches its core and at the core is the answer to everything: Jesus (Christ).

I truly enjoyed reading this book! The author's transparency and heart for Jesus could be felt throughout the book. She's not afraid to share the good, the bad and the ugly from her perso
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Deana Dick
Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book but I read it with anticipation of getting nuggets of wisdom from God's Word. I can say that I have doubted God at times. I have even questioned why things happened and He didn't stop it. It doesn't mean I fell away from Him, it only means I couldn't see what His plan was.

The author talks about people who don't have a father in their life and how it affects us on a spiritual level. My relationship with my father was horrible and I know what it feels l
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Debbie
Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it
"It’ll Be Okay" by Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner is a book that tells us it is ok to doubt. The author points out that there is a difference between doubt and unbelief. She says the unbelief is the wrong thing.

The author shares her struggles with doubt as she dealt with cancer and the death of her husband. She quotes, David Jeremiah, Neal T. Anderson, Mother Teresa, George MacDonald,and others that I have never heard of before, along with Scripture passages.

I have heard it was okay to question God
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Erin
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: celebrate-lit
My Thoughts on It’ll Be Okay:

Oh, guys. So the phrase It’ll Be Okay has been heard by everyone I’m sure. Because let’s face it, it’s a saying that glibly comes off everyone’s tongue. Oh, your mom died? It’ll Be Okay. You poor thing you lost your job? It’ll Be Okay.

But what if we don’t have faith that It’ll Be Okay? What if we question and doubt? What if we’re not really sure this is God’s will or if we don’t think it’s all just going to work out for the best anyway?

I have to admit I am a horrible
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Linda Mourer beck
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
It'll Be Okay...Really!

When I began reading this book, I was a bit reluctant because the subtitle to this book is "Finding God when doubt hides the truth" and I didn't think I was struggling with any of that.  As I began to read, I found out that this book is applicable to any and all situations and while reading the book, I faced some challenges that made this book a lifeline to me.  Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner's easy way of relating and writing made me feel like I was sitting at my table having t
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Melissa
Jan 16, 2020 rated it liked it
I wanted to review this book because at the time I was really struggling with doubt. Dealing with my daughter’s torn ACL and surgery and how that changed everything for her senior year was very hard for me. She voiced doubts that I thought about but never said aloud. For me this book was timely.
There is good content in this book. Sheryl is open and honest about her own struggles and doubts and how she walks through that. She has had her fair share so she can offer sound advice.
On page 55 she wri
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Shirley
Dec 31, 2019 rated it liked it
The author shares her struggles with doubt as she has dealt with a battle against cancer and the death of her husband. Throughout she quotes people representing a wide array of religious practices, David Jeremiah, Neal T. Anderson, Mother Teresa, George MacDonald, Blaise Pascal, to name a few. Throughout. she weaves in Scripture passages.

While there are many things in this book that may be helpful for Christ-followers who find themselves doubting God, my personal Bible study, research, and under
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Mary
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Everyone experiences doubts—they’re a normal human reaction. Here is a book that addresses this common subject and offers reassurance and suggestions to turn doubts around into a positive. I love the subtitle of this book: Finding God When Doubt Hides the Truth. That is the purpose the author explores as she shares personal stories and biblical counsel to show God’s intention for our lives. Whether you deal with small daily doubts that nag at you or dark depression weighs you down, this text off ...more
Merleen Johnson
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Deeply insightful, scripture-based, and altogether hope-filled. If you feel like you’re the only Christian struggling with doubt, then this book is well worth investigating. The author explores her own and others’ faith journeys and delves into scripture to conclude that God wants us to doubt our doubts so he can take us to a deeper faith. “We need to let the tension between doubt and belief become faith-producing as we tell God all about our doubts.” Giesbrecht Turner shares many other authors' ...more
Emily Yager
Jan 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This little book askes and answers one question – Is it okay for Christians to doubt?

Okay where do I start with this one. I had a hard time reading though this one. Not because of the writing or topic. Because the author just got on my nerves. To me anyways, she came off as arrogant and it felt like she was bragging about being better than her readers. It was almost enough for me to quit reading the book.

Now this book does do a good job delving into doubt and goes into great length to answer th
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Heidi McLaughlin
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I knew this was the book for me when I read Sheryl’s statement: “Doubt…its purpose is more to sharpen the mind than to change it.” That’s what Sheryl Giesbrecht did when she wrote IT’LL BE OK; her words cause us to sharpen our re-thinking and take us from doubt to truth. Sheryl writes with raw authenticity and God given wisdom. Her personal stories, intermingled with Biblical applications guide the reader to re-consider doubt and believe that when God is in control, it’ll be O.K. Thank you Shery
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Ms.Toot
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although I'm not just a finished. God truly has me in a path revealing answers and showing and explaining the why's of my life of c current with this this book and many others.
I have been a true God believer as I thought but things started to turn an not lining up with how I thought my life was in line with God so that started a path I wasn't aware was a path of God, but just to my understanding only my failures, losses, addiction and all of what I wasn't willing to let go of that would give me
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Jacinta
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Timely Message

I started this book over an year ago and shelved it. During my hour of need after my surgery i picked it up again and found so much in the book that i could relate with. I was so inspired and kept reading till the end. It is a great book that brings you closer to God in ways i never imagined. Reading Sheryl's story gave me so much hope and direction. It helped in clearing doubts and increasing my faith. I highly recommend this book
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Saundra
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Even the most faith-filled people experience times of doubt. In It'll Be Okay, Sheryl explains how God can even use our doubts for His glory. She not only gives the reader permission to examine their doubts head-on but provides the biblical truths needed to overcome them. Sheryl's personal stories met me right where I was with the truth of God's word and the grace needed to move from doubt to greater trust in Him. ...more
Susanne
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hope

While I haven't experienced the tragic losses this author did, I have suffered loss in having to move and change jobs in the past few years. My plans were turned upside-down; it really threw me for a loop. I needed this book to remind me He is sovereign and I can trust Him as I wait ... and that doubts are okay, and will grow my faith
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Jonathan Markham
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really good book particularly for anyone experiencing doubt fueled by grief and loss. The author takes us with her along a painful and challenging road following a battle with cancer and the tragic loss of her husband. Her vulnerability allows her readers to travel with and experience not only the pain but the wonderful light of hope.
Terry
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book a lot. Doubt is part of the Christian experience and Turner does a nice job in exploring it and showing where hope and reassurance can be found.

I'd recommend for any Christian reader.
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Julie Chaddock
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book

Was pretty honest about her struggles and I always appreciate that. Wish their was more advice then just give God Your doubts and faith and hope will come. Still gained wisdom from this book.
Gary M Copp
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reaches the soul for healing and peace.

Easy Reading, good points, good references, heartfelt writing that reaches the soul for healing and peace. Good for all ages.
Ashley Murray
Jan 25, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not religious.

I am a Christian and I feel that this book does not represent Jesus at all. It focuses a lot on mother threasa and her duty to God.
Linda Toward
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book

Author didn't continually repeat herself. Much can be learned from this book .
Loved her strong faith and how she dealt with doubt
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Harmony
2.5 A bit fluffy and wandering, but contains some good gems.
Stephanie D Germany
Very enlightening


Learned a lot about doubt and how we can manage it with God's help. Will try the suggestions for myself every day.

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Patti Pierce
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever suffered for doubt and wondered where God was in the midst of it? If you have then this is a book you should read. Sharing her own experiences, Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner illustrates how it is okay to doubt as long as you look to God and the Bible for answers.

I think one of my favorite quotes from the book says, “God is not threatened by our questions, logic, science, or emotion.” It is hard to sometimes believe God loves us when we feel like He is not listening. So if you are suffer
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