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Deep Roots, Good Fruit

Seeing the Fruit of the Spirit through Story & Scripture

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Be encouraged by stories of the Holy Spirit’s work in the midst of everyday life, and reflect on how to grow the fruit of the Spirit in your life too.

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What does the fruit of the Spirit look like in everyday life, and how can we become the people the Holy Spirit calls us to be? 

Author Kristin Elizabeth Couch invites you to explore the fruit of the Spirit through captivating stories of people she’s known: there’s a father who goes missing in a snowstorm; a boss who shouts like a drill sergeant; a neighbor with a refrigerator full of eggs; and Grandpa, who smells of Old Spice!

By combining memorable stories with rich meditations on Scripture, Kristin encourages us to see that God is at work even in life’s mundane moments, and that although our growth may seem slow, in the Spirit’s power we really can become more like Jesus. 

As you reflect on the fruit of the Spirit, you will long for it more deeply, pray for it more fervently, and see afresh how the Spirit is at work in your own life and the lives of others. Put deep roots into God’s word and enjoy bearing more and more of his good fruit.

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Contents

  • Introduction: Under New Ownership

    1. Love: A Heart That Gives
    2. Joy: Holding on to Jesus
    3. Peace: The Calm in the Storm
    4. Patience: The Secret Ingredient
    5. Kindness: A Place of Refuge
    6. Goodness: Uprightness of Heart and Life
    7. Faithfulness: Fidelity to the Finish Line
    8. Gentleness: Humble Strength
    9. Self-Control: A Passionate Restraint


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Contributors Kristin Elizabeth Couch
ISBN 9781802541090
Format Paperback
First published August 2024
Dimensions 5.1" x 7.8" x 0.6"
Weight 6.24 oz
Language English
Pages 160
Publisher The Good Book Company
Endorsements

Tim Challies

Blogger; author, Seasons of Sorrow

It is one of God’s greatest promises and one of our foremost encouragements: that he is changing us from the inside out. By the work of his Spirit, he is transforming us so we bear fruit—fruit that displays the goodness and grace of our Savior. That is the subject of this book, which has been written by one of my favorite authors. And as Kristin does on her blog and elsewhere, she not only writes what is true, but she writes it beautifully and compellingly.

Scott Hubbard

Editor, DesiringGod

If Kristin Couch had only helped me to better understand the fruit of the Spirit, I would be grateful. But this book does far more; through brilliant storytelling, Couch makes the Spirit’s fruit smellable, tasteable, and alluringly beautiful.

Lyndsay Keith

Host, Centerpoint, TBN

Deep Roots, Good Fruit puts what matters most into plain sight through vivid storytelling. You will walk away feeling encouraged, inspired and convicted, and ultimately desiring to be more like Christ through the power of his Spirit.

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July 15, 2024

“Encouraging Words!”

"Deep Roots, Good Fruits" by Kristin Elizabeth Couch is a beautifully written book that encourages readers to grow in their faith and become more like Jesus. Couch's heartfelt message resonates deeply, especially with quotes like, "No matter your station in life—rich or poor, young or old, pastor or parishioner—if you are a Christian, the joy of the Lord is yours. A joy impervious to circumstances." This book is a beacon of hope and inspiration, reminding us of the unwavering joy that comes from a life rooted in Christ.


July 11, 2024

“Wonderful!”

Kristin is a true storyteller. Full of stories that truly make you feel glimmers of hope, longing and encouragement. ✨

Hope that God can, by His Holy Spirit, grow us in His likeness, by His grace and mercy. 🙌

💕 What’s the book about?
Kristin takes each fruit of the spirit and provides wonderful stories of people she has met in her lifetime who have been beautiful examples of how God can and does grow supernatural love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control, in us.

She follows this up with biblical examples and explanation of what each one is.

And she does so in a compelling, inspiring and convicting way. I thoroughly enjoyed her writing style.

💕 Who’s it for?
Everyone! If you are a follower of Jesus and you yearn to grow in His likeness, these stories will bring encouragement as you seek to walk the path of faithful pilgrims who are ahead of us.

💕 Concluding thoughts
I devoured it in three days and will most definitely revisit it. You cannot help but be inspired when you hear of these kinds of stories, of ordinary people, living ordinary lives, but with extraordinary joy, peace, patience and what not…. because of Him. All in all it was a most refreshing read.

This book will make you want to seek Him more ♥️

Thank you TGBC for generously providing this copy in exchange for my honest review.

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