When we moved out to our house last April, spring was starting to change the landscape. Soon the tree line on the western edge of our property was filled in with dense foliage. While this made for lovely shade during the summer months, the branches obscured our view of the breathtaking sunsets. Only when the leaves started to fall did we realize what views we were missing.
Recently I finished (and thoroughly enjoyed) the book, True You, by my friend, Michelle deRusha. She is an author that I have featured on this blog before. When I heard about her latest book, I knew that was going to be a must-read. I was thankful that I got to be a part of the launch team! Because I am a part of a local writing group with her, I also was able to hear some her thought processes behind the book. Honestly I watched her live out some of the lessons that are contained in the pages.
True You is about inner transformation. Michelle relates our inner workings on the soul to the efforts made by gardeners to improve growth. While plants and flowers seem to miraculously occur, those who are behind the cultivating process recognize that work is required. True You is about what steps need to be taken to have a flourishing life.
Her reflections are beautiful. She connects biblical truth to practical application throughout the book. The chosen stories are relevant to everyday life. What I especially appreciate is the fact that each chapter contains a section with questions that allow the reader to go deeper. This is a book that causes pondering and reflecting. This will be a book that I will re-read again and again at different stages and seasons of my life.
Michelle’s writing always makes me think. On her blog, she frequently shares her contemplative thoughts. She also shares beautiful photographs of nature on her Instagram feed. I definitely recommend that you follow her!
If you would like to purchase her book, you can do so from the affiliate link below. Journaling while reading is highly recommended. (The one that I picked out reminds me of the cover of her book!) Sharpie pens are still my favorite ones to use. These happen to be acid free. With the multiple colors, you can either write or draw out your thoughts.