Thursday, September 26, 2013
Fruit of My Spirit by Deanna Nowadnick
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.
It’s weird, usually I can’t stand non-fiction novels. When I read them, it feels like I have to force my way through the book, which isn’t fun at all. Needless to say, I went into this with low expectations. I wasn’t even sure I was going to finish it, let alone like it. I was definitely wrong. I ended up loving it. Fruit of My Spirit was a great memoir about how to live the Christian life. It teaches that no matter how many times you mess up, God’s love never fails. Every human being has flaws and God loves us despite them. Whether we want to do things our way or His way, He is there to pick us up when we fall. I could definitely relate to a lot of the author’s stories. I also used to hate camping and the outdoors when I was a child. I still do to a certain extent. I loved that the author incorporated Bible verses and prayers at the end of each chapter. Some of them have really helped me out.
I give Fruit of My Spirit: 5/5.
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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.