Seasons of the Soul, On Becoming Who You Are is a new book written by one of my favorite authors, Michelle DeRusha.
The book takes you through the four seasons of the year with delightful detailed observations, thoughtful lessons from nature, and spiritual formation wisdom and healing we all can use. Michelle incorporates great quotes and personal antidotes that keeps you reading.
I love Michelle’s raw honestly as she struggles to let go of ego and world driven expectations and her discovery of her true self. She models for us a way of discernment, listening to God, and how to allow ourselves to be how God created us to be.
As a fellow writer, I loved her use of imagery and language. Here is an example:
“This morning from my desk at the sunroom widow I caught sight of the yellow iris waltzing in the spring breeze, ruffled petals swishing like the hem of a flamenco skirt.”
A shelf worthy and time worthy book! This is one book I am keeping by my prayer space for intentional reading throughout the year.
What new books are you reading right now? Let’s share ideas for new reads.
Lisa notes says
I have the sample downloaded on my Kindle to read! Thanks for sharing about this one, Jean.
Hope you enjoy this book. I learn so much from you and your reading!
Nancy Ruegg says
I’m putting this book on my BTP list–it sounds uplifting and inspiring. We could all use more of that these days! Thank you, Jean! I’m still reading The Listening Heart by Judy Gordon Morrow–think I mentioned it before. She’s journaled her prayers for years, finally put them together in a devotional book, on the order of Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. They are heartfelt, and universal enough to be meaningful for everyone.
I think you would like this book Yes it is inspiring and very thoughtful. Thanks for reminding me about Listening Heart, I will check that one out !
Martha J Orlando says
My copy of Michelle’s book is slated to arrive tomorrow!!! I’ve always found her reflections and writing style to be so enjoyable. Thanks for the recommendation, Jean!
I hope you enjoy it. I was thrilled to know she was writing again.