Fruit of My Spirit
Rhododendron Books (January 6, 2012)
Paperback: 114 pages
Synopsis from Back Cover
In a memoir of missteps and misdeeds, 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 through joyous, sad, cringe-worthy, heartwarming, forgettable, memorable moments in 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. Nowadnick 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.
I applaud the author for sharing her life with us readers, but I didn’t have the big “aha moment” other readers have written about. YET. Maybe I am just not in the right place spiritually for this book at this point in time. I did enjoy the humor sprinkled throughout the book and empathize with the trials the author has faced. I was hoping it would help me discover new passages to strengthen me as I face some of my own trials but I am a work in progress in God’s eyes, as we all are.
This is one of those books you put on your keeper shelf and read bits and pieces as the mood strikes and I think you will feel different things each time you read it. For that reason I will not be assigning a rating to this book.
I do feel it would make for great discussion tool in a Bible Study class.