Nowadnick, Deanna. Signs in Life: Finding Direction in Our Travels with God. Monroe: Rhododendron Books, 2015. 124 pp. $12.95. Purchase at Amazon and on Kindle for less.
I reviewed Deanna’s first book Fruit of My Spirit back in 2013. I recommended it to women specifically and applauded her authenticity. In Signs in Life, she is back with more refreshing authenticity.
All eleven chapters and the prologue and epilogue are based on road signs: this way, yield, school zone, no u-turn, wrong way, scenic viewpoint, etc. In each chapter, she shares an anecdote from her life (usually humorous) and shows how it points to the One who is over all.
Each chapter begins with a passage from Scripture and each chapter ends at a rest area where the reader will find a few questions for reflections.
This was a fun book to read. Fun because I am pretty certain we can all relate to the many stories Deanna shares. While having fun, though, the reader will be challenged in their walk with Christ. You will be lead to reflect on your life and how the Lord has continually brought you through many trials.
In the end, this short little book may even lead you to times of meditating on the Lord when you are driving and you happen to see a “road narrows” sign and you are suddenly thinking about the narrow path that leads to salvation and then your mind wanders to losing a loved one to death or childhood struggles that the the Lord used to shape you into who you are today. That is a wonderful gift Deanna offers the reader though she may not have even realized it when she wrote it.
I again recommend Deanna’s work. I am sure it will resonate with you, male or female. As she continues to grow as a writer, readers will continue to be blessed.