Miss Brenda and the Loveladies by Brenda Spahn and Irene Zutell
Ok this one book I just can't give an overview of without my thoughts at the same time so here goes. This is a very powerful book about Brenda Spahn and her dream of helping women convicts become full members of society. Here is a link to her website The Lovelady Center. Brenda felt the Lord's calling for her to open a center to help women straight out of prison to become complete women and not just send them back to the life they had before. I will warn you that there is some strong language and details of the women's past but you can't expect flowers and sunshine from ladies that have been in prison. This was a wonderful book on how Brenda and her first group ladies overcame each others thoughts and prejudices about each other. We sometimes forget as Christian that we are too love all people even people that are just getting out of prison and they are sometimes the ones that need the most love. Miss Brenda shows that love and the ladies also show her the same love. The part of the book that really got me was how the women were just overwhelmed by a trip to Wal-mart. This book was a blessing for me as reminded me to love all people no matter where they have come from. We can't look on the outside to know if should love someone or not. I personally know people that if some people knew of their pasts they would probable have nothing to do with them and that is sad. Loving the unlovable is what we are to do as Christian and Miss Brenda does this beautifully. Now I will recommend this book with one exception I don't believe in women being ordained preachers (that was discussed in the book as being ok).
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review