Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Book Review: "Spiritual Misfit"

God moved her to Nebraska to get her out of her comfort zone, to take her away from childhood misconceptions, and to open her heart and mind to Him. Spiritual Misfit is Michelle DeRusha’s story, her testimony of God’s gentle work in her life.

Michelle starts at the beginning, documenting the particular event and the circumstances of her upbringing that led her, first, to live in fear, then, to reject belief in God. Michelle tells how she chose to keep this rejection private, attending church and going through the motions just as if she believed. She then goes on to tell how God used her children, her community, and all that was beyond her control to help her begin to consider His Truth.

My favorite chapters were “Why Not,” “Taking a Mulligan . . . Again,” and “Beloved Misfit.” I appreciated the natural progression of the entire story which started out as a simple testimony then subtly started exploring significant topics of the Christian faith through Michelle’s experiences. And I got a kick out of Michelle’s sense of humor toward herself, her environment, and life in general. If you enjoy reading the stories of God’s personal work in individual lives, you may like this book.

I received my complimentary copy from Blogging for Books in exchange for this honest review.

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