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Naked Fruit: Getting Honest about the Fruit of the Spirit Hardcover – September 1, 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
Morgan, an author and speaker who is best known to evangelical Christian moms as the CEO and president of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International, attempts a comparison between the Bible's definition of spiritual fruit as detailed in Galatians 5:22-23 and the edible kind. Morgan (Mom to Mom; Meditations for Mothers) tells readers "Fruit is the result of growth." Christians must invest their energies in rooting themselves in Bible reading and prayer by committing to daily appointments with God in order to bring forth spiritual fruit. Specifically, said fruit is made up of such qualities as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Morgan is quick to remind readers that it is Jesus who accomplishes the miraculous task of transforming ill-tempered, short-fused moms into women who embrace their parenting role through God's grace. Jesus' words and actions, writes Morgan, didn't always come across as "nice"; he peeled away the outer facades of those he encountered and directed them to stop sinning, repent and live courageously. Despite its endearing premise, Morgan's basic primer on developing a fruit-filled life will be helpful only to readers who are newer to the Christian faith. More ripened believers will not find much to savor in this lightweight resource.
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From the Back Cover
It's not about nice Love? Yes. Joy? Definitely. Peace? Positively. Patience? Yep (like it or not). Kindness? Goodness? Faithfulness? Check, check, and check. Gentleness? Of course. Self-control? Even when you'd rather not. Niceness? Nope. Relax. This book isn't about being nice. Elisa Morgan helps busy women like you get past "nice" Christianity and get to the honest, simple truth: the fruit of the Spirit is about being like Jesus. Take a look at the fruit of the Spirit in a way you never have before. And let your unique personality bear fruit that makes a difference. Elisa Morgan is CEO of MOPS International, Inc. (www.mops.org), based in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of several books, including Twinkle and The Orchard, and lives in Colorado with her husband. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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