Fruit of My Spirit by Deanna Nowadnick

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Fruit of My Spirit by Deanna NowadnickFruit of My Spirit by Deanna Nowadnick is a collection of short stories from Deanna’s life.  Stories that she shares with us as examples of how God’s grace, love and forgiveness is unfailing.  How, in retrospect, we can all look back at the messes we have made of our lives when we choose to follow our own lead instead of that of God and see how he uses it to work us into his masterpiece.  The subtitle says it all, “Reframing Life in God’s Grace”.

I enjoyed reading some of the stories, and I could relate to many of them.  I know that my own life is full of such stories.  But to me the Preface held the key to finding the “fruit” in this book.  Deanna explains how she has learned to reframe the memories of her life through God’s grace and mercy.  How she has taken the beat up and ragged frames and broken and cracked glass and put them all in beautiful frames with crisp matts to show the wonderful masterpiece that God has created with her life.

The Afterward puts the finishing touches on this book.  Deanna speaks of learning to be about God’s business, the business of bringing others to Christ.  How he uses us with all our flaws and imperfections, our failings and our sins, God chose us as His children to go about His business.  She reminds us that it was the fruit of disobedience that brought sin and evil into this world.  “…I smile thinking of a most remarkable God who would repair the relationship with His children by sharing –freely-the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”

About the Author:  This book began as a short love story for her sons about how she met their father.  When not writing, Deanna serves as Client Service Coordinator for The Planner’s Edge, a financial advisory firm.  Deanna is active in her church, playing the violin and editing the monthly newsletter. She loves to knit, adores chocolate, and most importantly, enjoys a blessed marriage to Kurt.  They are the proud parents of two adult sons, Kyle and Kevin.

Deanna is currently working on Book 2.   Signs in Life: Meeting God at the Corner of Grace and Mercy tells of those times when God has come alongside and guided, directed and turned her.  The book is another collection of short stories, this time recounting how God has met her at life’s crossroads, when she’s been “on point” with God, not because of anything she’s done, but because a loving, gracious, merciful God was there time after time, again and again.

Fruit of My Spirit can be purchased at, Barns & Nobles or via fax or mail from


Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review.  I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.  The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.  I am part of The CWA Review Crew.


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