FRUIT OF MY SPIRIT IS ONE OF THE BOOKS YOU READ AND THEN CRY FOR AWHILE, LOOK AT YOUR BIBLE FOR AWHILE, THEN REALIZE YOU HAVE BEEN CHANGED FOR THE BETTER. THIS BOOK IS A PERSONAL JOURNEY OF DEANNA’S, A RARE UNCENSORED RAW LOOK AT ALL THE THINGS THAT TAKE YOU DOWN THE THE PLACE WHERE YOU FEEL YOU CANNOT BE FORGIVEN. IT TAKES YOU ALL THE WAY TO THE PLACE GOD’S POWER LIFTS YOU UP, BEYOND FORGIVENESS BEYOND BONDAGE.
DEANNA OPENS WITH A SCRIPTURE FROM THE APOSTLE PAUL, HIS LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF GALATIA:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 Agape, Egkrateia, Eirene, Chara, Chrestotes, Chrestotes, Makrothumia or Hupmone, Praotes, Pistis – Then living Life in Gods grace
Deanna was reframing her Life in God‘s Grace. One by one she was using Paul letter to guide her to a place of forgiveness and peace. Letting her readers know right away, Life is a challenge. There is no way around it Life is a challenge, accept that truth and move forward. This more than anything puts Deanna in a separate category than general Spiritual self help type writers. Deanna, doesn’t quote scripture then use life in general to explain why these are hard scriptures, she states life can be a difficult situation.
“Iv’e not only trivialised God’s love and forgiveness, but Ive missed the magnitude of His mercy that’s been shared with me over and over again.” Wow what a statement, what a raw exposing look into the soul of a woman begging for the type of Love only the Children of our great God experience. Without halting, tripping or slowing down she runs for the answers…..
Her vulnerable inside child, beaten and bruised by life shares life’s most dark places, fears we never would imagine realized, let alone exposed. Vulnerable, sharing moments families keep private. Little treasures found as a family brought alive. Mesmerizing to the reader going through all the stages of the true – THE TRUE – travel of any woman/man/child scared or hurt enough. Searching for the feeling, real forgiveness from God.
All the while the Holy Spirit is Placing items in her path to accomplish this. Kurt being one very large step. I have never felt the goodness of God’s everlasting Grace, Deanna experiences by exposing these truth’s. I Feel His forgiveness through another persons story in a way like no other as I read Fruit of My Spirit. I believe.
This book is not made for one person, orva book just to pick up because the title seems to fit the situation!
I believe this book should be read by every graduating teenager. Every single mother before childbirth.
I think this book will transcend the waters of religion and share Holy Forgiveness, Pauls’s Message to anyone who needs him, Galatians 5:22-23.
Anyone who has said, Uh, why God Why? Read Fruit of the Spirit -Understand
This book will let you cry, help you see with clearer eyes. Teach you to use your bible to make you stronger. Help you to see those around you that need a friend, a little Agape!
Thank you Deanna for letting me read and re-read your touching book. I feel I know you and your family – this book has, will change lives. If you do not buy this book for yourself, buy this for someone you love. They will love you for it.