April 29, 2013

Fruit of My Spirit by Deanna Nowadnick

Title: Fruit of My Spirit
Author: Deanna Nowadnick
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9780983589723
Synopsis: Is there really a place in God's heart for a defiant child?
In His divine plans for a self-centered teenager?
In His family for an adult who gets tired and impatient?
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 
Galatians 5:22-23 
The Apostle Paul in His Letter to the People of Galatia
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.

This is Deanna Nowadnick's first book.  What started as short story for her sons quickly became a larger story.  When not writing, she serves as the Client Service Coordinator for a financial advisor.  She's active in her church, playing the violin and editing the monthly newsletter.  She loves to knit, adores chocolate, and most important, enjoys a blessed marriage to Kurt.  Deanna lives in Monroe, WA.   

My Review: The author of this book used her first hand life experiences to tell how to deal with real life using the Bible. Although I don't read a lot of books like this I think it was a nice book and a quick read. I would read one chapter a night as they are short and take no time to read. I like the fact that this was told by someone who could be anyone you know or even yourself, she is not perfect and admits she made mistakes in life. Then she tells you how she used the Fruits of the Spirit to change her life. DeAnna reminds us that God is there for you no matter what life is throwing at you. If you are looking for a book to help you see how to use the Fruits to handle everyday life this is the book for you. I received the book from the author for a fair and honest review. I give it three stars. 

1 comment:

  1. Angela, thank you for your review. Even though this particular book is not something you normally read, I appreciate your willingness to take the time to review. Many thanks!