Friday, June 15, 2012

Fruit of My Spirit by Deanna Nowadnick

Fruit of My Spirit is a memoir of missteps and misdeeds in which Deanna Nowadnick writes of the hugeness of God’s love and faithfulness. Reframing life in God’s grace, she discovers an indescribable, indefinable, inexplicable love that has encircled her without fail throughout life. Fruit of My Spirit is for anyone who’s ever questioned God’s ability to love and forgive, who’s ever wondered about their place in God’s family or God’s place in theirs. Deanna offers hope for those who dare to question, who secretly wonder, and who fear to ask. Through stories of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, you will experience the enormity of God, too.

As someone who is not a Christian I was very intrigued to read this book.
It was an interesting window into another person’s life and although the Bible messages don’t entirely resonate in me, it was still a nice read.

This book is about the author’s life as a Christian woman, dealing with the stresses of everyday life and using the Bible to help her along each day. There were many sweet moments as well as funny ones, narrated in a simple manner that accentuates the message the author is trying to get across. Of course, I don’t completely agree with the idea that praying can fix everything, but it’s interesting to read about someone who has that kind of faith.

The narrative goes through all the stages of the author’s life, dealing with things like marriage, eating disorders, and motherhood. For all the Christian women out there who enjoy reading books infused with Bible verses, this one is a great choice. Ms. Nowadnick has done a nice job of writing a spiritually charged memoir.

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