Friday, October 26, 2012

Does This Church Make Me Look Fat *Giveaway*

Does This Church Make Me Look Fat by Rhoda Janzen

About The Book:
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.

My Thoughts:
This is a great book. I have read the other book, Mennonite In A Little Black Dress, and you do not have to have read that to appreciate this book, or get what is going on. I can relate to the author on so many levels in this book, and it is good to know there are other people like us out there! Great read!

About The Author:
Rhoda Janzen holds a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was the University of California Poet Laureate in 1994 and 1997. She is the author of Babel's Stair, a collection of poems, and her poems have also appeared in Poetry, The Yale Review, The Gettysburg Review, and The Southern Review. She teaches English and creative writing at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

I received a complimentary review copy of this book from Resourceful Mommy Media in exchange for a review on my blog. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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