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Thursday, November 8, 2012

does this church make me look fat? {a review and a giveaway}


yep, you read that right.

does this church make me look fat? by rhoda janzen

when asked to do this book review i initially said yes because i was intrigued by the book's title.
and then i read the word mennonite on the cover and i knew i had to read it.
because mennonites and amish folks make me smile.
i love everything about their simple lifestyle.

a few words from rhoda's site...

What does it mean to give church a try when you haven’t really tried since you were twelve? At the end of her bestselling memoir Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, Rhoda Janzen had reconnected with her family and her roots, though her future felt uncertain. But when she starts dating a churchgoer, this skeptic begins a surprising journey to faith and love.

Rhoda doesn’t slide back into the dignified simplicity of the Mennonite church. Instead she finds herself hanging with the Pentecostals, who really know how to get down with sparkler pom-poms. Amid the hand waving and hallelujahs Rhoda finds a faith richly practical for life–just in time for some impressive lady problems, an unexpected romance, and a quirky new family.

Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? is for people who have a problem with organized religion, but can’t quite dismiss the notion of God, and for those who secretly sing hymns in their cars, but prefer a nice mimosa brunch to church. This is the story of what it means to find joy in love, comfort in prayer, and–incredibly, surprisingly–faith in a big-hearted God.

so far, i'm four chapters in and there isn't a whole lot of talk about mennonites.
but, i'm not disappointed {i mean, really, a glance at the cover and you know it might not be entirely about a mennonite lifestyle} it's a fun read.
rhoda has a way of writing to keep you engaged. wanting to read more.

as a matter of fact, i'm gonna get off of here and get back to it.

rhoda's book is available on amazon, indie bound and in barnes and noble.

if you're like me and you like to read books in order as to how they are written you can find rhoda's first memoir, mennonite in a little black dress, here.

here's a chance for you to own a copy of does this church make me look fat?.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

this is a review post from global influence. i was provided with a copy of the book. all opinions stated are my own.
amazon afilliate links are used in this post, also.


Jenn said...

Faith Deployed, books about baby food, vaccines, Surviving Deployment- really, tons of things that you'd love to read about right before drifting off... lol This book sounds interesting. :)

Unknown said...

books on the nightstand??? who has time for those? :) I am trying to read French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters right now on my kindle app.

Angela King said...

ahhhh my kindle is on my nightstand. it's loaded with tons of free previews and the copy of the beekeepers apprentice that i'm currently reading. i saw this book at target and was very intrigued.