May 05, 2017
La Tasha Shelton, a teacher at an early learning center, has completed her new book “Strength through the Storm”: an inspiring guide to living a God-centered life while dealing with chronic illness.
Shelton’s life as a God-fearing single mother of three was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis in 2009. In the four years that followed, she struggled not only with the physical symptoms of her illness, but the psychological damage of losing control of parts of her body and being forced to become more reliant on others. Shelton empathizes with the kneejerk reaction of denying God when forced through such trying times. However, she was blessed with the revelation that if she repaired and rejuvenated her relationship with God and her involvement in her church, she could lighten her burden and live a more spiritually fulfilling life than when she was well.
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, La Tasha Shelton’s uplifting words ease the sense of isolation that a frightening, complicated, or unexpected medical diagnosis unfortunately forces one to feel.
Shelton’s writing details “the many obstacles I face on the daily basis as well as my faith in God and how my faith in God allows me to continue to fight and never give up hope.” She weaves a comforting tapestry composed of threads of personal anecdotes from her fight with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis as well as spiritual advice and reassurance.
The passages in “Strength through the Storm” are sensitive to the ever-changing needs of a Christian who is struggling in body and in faith. From “accepting the inevitable” to “using your storm as testimony,” the organization of devotionals makes this book applicable for all stages…