TMW Book Reviews

Review – Growing through the Storm


Sheila Malsam

“Growing through the Storm” by Sheila Malsam is a poignant memoir that delves into the depths of personal struggles, the resilience of the human spirit, and the power of faith. Malsam’s narrative is a candid, heartfelt exploration of her life’s journey, marked by challenges in her marriage and a profound spiritual awakening. The book stands out for its honest depiction of life’s adversities and the author’s journey towards personal growth and spiritual fulfillment.

Malsam’s story is richly layered, weaving together the complexities of emotional turmoil, the search for identity, and the pursuit of spiritual peace. Her vulnerability in sharing personal struggles makes the narrative deeply relatable and engaging. The book is not just a recounting of hardships; it is a celebration of the transformative power of faith and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

The author’s reflections on her marriage, interwoven with her spiritual journey, provide a unique perspective on the interplay between personal relationships and faith. Malsam’s writing is evocative and insightful, resonating with anyone who has faced personal challenges or sought deeper meaning in life. Her experiences are portrayed with a raw honesty that captures the essence of human vulnerability and the quest for inner peace.

“Growing through the Storm” is more than a memoir; it’s a guide to finding strength and hope in life’s most challenging moments. Malsam’s journey is a testament to the enduring power of faith and the unyielding human spirit. This book is a source of inspiration and comfort, offering readers a beacon of light in navigating their own storms.

In essence, Sheila Malsam’s “Growing through the Storm” is a compelling narrative that showcases the indomitable spirit of a woman facing life’s trials with courage and faith. It is a reminder of the strength that lies within each of us and the transformative power of embracing life’s challenges with an open heart and unwavering faith.

– The Moving Words Review

Official Entry: The Most Moving Book Award, Jan. 3, 2025