Monday, September 22, 2014
Spiritual Misfit (Review)
This review is for the book "Spiritual Misfit" by Michelle DeRusha. I have recently started loving these faith memoir books that I have come across. I really felt like this one did not disappoint, either. DeRusha grew up in a Catholic home, loving the traditions of her church, but at the same time not really believing in God or many of the things her priests spoke of. She ended up marrying someone who was very comfortable in his faith, but she never even told him of her unbelief because she thought it was pretty easy to fake. Then she began attending a Lutheran church. Here, she found the rituals she found comfort in, but she also heard about God's love and grace. Eventually she began doing service projects, trying to find her way to God. She finally admitted her unbelief to her pastor, and was pleasantly surprised when she was not written off, but instead encouraged and supported. She found a small group (who she immediately labeled as "a bunch of pray-out-louders") and she soon found comfort in her small group as well. And over time, she found her way to God and grace.
I love DeRusha's honesty. I bet her journey is very relatable to many people. I am glad she found God along the way of her journey. I highly recommend this book.
Thank you to Waterbrook Multonah and Convergent for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.