Miss Brenda and the Loveladies:
A Heartwarming True Story of Grace, God, and Gumption…
by Brenda Spahn and Irene Zutell
One woman’s fight to provide hope for the hopeless… Seven ex-cons who changed her heart forever… For Brenda Spahn, entrepreneur and businesswoman, wealth was a lifestyle—until a brush with the law threatened to send her to prison. In those dark moments, Brenda made a promise to God. Spared incarceration, a renewed Brenda glimpsed into the lives of women serving time in one of the worst places in America—the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama. What she saw prompted a God-inspired vision. With a heart to help and a will that couldn’t be crushed, Brenda fought the system and overcame tremendous obstacles to take ex-cons into her own home and help them navigate the alien world of life on the outside. This is the story of Brenda’s journey from rags to riches to redemption. It’s the story of the first unlikely year of her “Whole Way House” and of the extraordinary lives of the first seven women who came to call her “Miss Brenda.” It’s a story that testifies to the
power of faith and how God changes hearts every day.
This book reads like a novel, but it is really a true story. Wealthy, successful Brenda Spahn was spared spending time in prison because of a tough brush with the law. When Brenda was praying about going to prison herself, she made a promise to God. Being set free, she acts on her promise to God, leading her to the needs of women at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama. In deciding what to do to help these ladies in prison, Brenda opened up Whole Way House. A house for women to go to after leaving prison to get back on their feet. Miss Brenda and the Loveladies tells the story of the first seven ladies who come to the house after their prison stay.
This read makes you think a lot, and makes you appreciate what you have. And I want to thank Ms. Spahn over and over again for giving these ladies a chance. Ladies that would have a hard time in the world otherwise. It was not always easy for Brenda, those working with her, or the ladies from prison, but God always worked in their situations. Forgiveness what a huge process each of the ladies had to deal with. And sometimes even Benda had to forgive others, even while she was teaching and encouraging the loveladies to forgive. Miss Brenda’s book shows readers that everyone deserves a second chance, and I am glad Brenda didn’t give up on any of these ladies. Also, God’s mercy, grace, love, forgiveness and redemption is so clear in the writing of this book that those reading are to definitely hear the gospel. I recommend this book to anyone. Everyone reading Miss Brenda and the Loveladies will get a blessing from reading it.
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