Fruit of My Spirit by Deanna Nowadnick
Publisher: Rhododendron Books (January 6, 2012)
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 book is about different experiences the author had throughout her life, and how she used the Fruit Of The Spirit.
Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV), But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (the Apostle Paul in his letter to the people of Galatia)
Each story is interesting, and we learn a lot about this author. I loved the photos, and the hymns that were at the end of the chapters. I enjoyed learning the Greek words at the beginning of the chapters.
One of the chapters I connected with the most was when Deanna was a Camp Fire Girl. I don’t ever remember hearing about them when I was young. I was a Girl Scout though. Deanna did not like camping at all. At. All. Me on the other hand, loved it! I still remember singing songs and starting fires, and making Hunters Stew which was so so so good.
I loved this book and would recommend it to all women and teen girls whether you’re religious or not. The stories the author shared are interesting and uplifting. I’ve had this book for quite a while and it took me way to long to get to it, especially since it’s only a little over 100 pages. I wish I had just stuck it in my “review” stack closer to the top and read it sooner. I have her book Signs In Life and plan on starting it right away.