A book of encouragement and refreshing of purpose and joy
This heart-warming book will inspire and challenge you to seek the fruit of the Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts from God, and to experience the joy and rewards of using them to serve those around you. The author begins with a brief but solid discussion of the Trinity-God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit-for it is only through the Holy Trinity that such gifts are given. She then depicts God's created person composed of spirit, soul and body, for it is only through the wholeness of these parts that we can serve God effectively.
From this groundwork, the author relates the rewards and wonders experienced in the lives of believers who have clearly sought, accepted, and served through the fruit of the Holy Spirit. These fruits-love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance-are gifts from the Holy Spirit, but they are not to be kept; rather, they are to be given freely in serving others. As that great disciple, Paul, wrote, "and the greatest of these is love" (I Corinthians 13:13).
The experiences of the people written about in this book manifest the fruit of the Spirit. Their experiences make evident that the degree to which we walk in the power of the Holy Spirit determines the decisions, actions, and thus the course of our life here on earth and in eternity.
"Landa writes from a deep heart of compassion and concern for others who want to live at their best for Jesus Christ. Landa's writing is based upon years of living the Christian life and her practical experience as a counselor. In her writing, she combines deep knowledge of the Scriptures and theological insight to give practical and creative advice for Christian living! I heartily recommend this book!"
-Chris Schansberg, Pastor, Dauphin Island Baptist Church
The Fruit of the Spirit by Landa Ellsworth was published by Axiom Press in May 2009 and is our 42604th best seller. The ISBN for The Fruit of the Spirit is 9781581693140.