I recently finished a true story by Brenda Spahn called "Miss Brenda and the Loveladies". I love to read stories that are non-fiction, and this one seemed right up my alley.
Brenda's story begins at a point in her life where she was changed. Brenda was determined to be rich and successful, but a situation that almost got her thrown into prison changed all that. She began ministering to ladies at a local women's prison - one of the worst prisons around, known for it's internal abuse and filth. She felt led to start her own halfway house for some of the released prisoners, only she was determined it would be a "whole-way house". She took the ladies who were deemed to be unable to be rehabilitated.
The book goes through her story, talking about things not only in Brenda's past but in the past of several of her ladies, now called Loveladies. Several of the ladies even put down their thoughts and experiences on paper for this book. I really enjoyed reading this book. The trials that Brenda has gone through to get to the point she is at now was a really amazing story. I would definitely support this ministry and I can't wait to go to her website to find out more about it. I highly recommend this book!
Thank you to Waterbrook Multnomah for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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Miss Brenda and the Loveladies: A Heartwarming True Story of Grace, God, and Gumption