Black Cat Book Review
Spiritual Misfit by Michelle DeRusha
Michelle DeRusha was raised in church but she didn’t believe what she heard there. She married a man who did believe. She went to church with him most of the time or at least some of the time. For a while that was okay with her. She didn’t need God in her life, for twenty years that is what she thought. Then she and her husband and small son moved from their home in Massachusetts to Nebraska where she had no friends or extended family. Now she began to question God, if He existed, what was He all about and why was He so important?
She would look at other people at church and know that she wasn’t like them, she didn’t fit in, she didn’t belong. That was when she began asking herself why and did it matter? She was more attentive in church, bought a bible, went to bible study, and small group. She spent a lot of time frustrated with the answers of other people and the way they seemed so sure they were right. The answers to her questions were unclear and often confusing.
She continued on her journey and came to faith, her faith. Faith in God who she knows is real. She believes and doubts and journeys on knowing it is okay to doubt. There are few black and white answers and she is sometimes uncomfortable in her faith.She knows that doesn’t change God but it does change her when she honestly seeks Him.
This book may be surprising to some in its honesty and candor. DeRusha writes clearly with humor, and without apology for who she is, which to this reader was refreshing. This would be a good book for someone who struggles with doubts or someone who doesn’t understand a friend or family member who has doubts.
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