Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?

Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?

A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Right, and Solves Her Lady Problems

Large Print - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2012
Edition: large print ed. --
ISBN: 9781455522606
1455522600
Characteristics: 373 p

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Irene99
Sep 24, 2013

This book reads so much like fiction, I thought it was a novel until I took the time to read the description about a third of the way through! It really moves along. I could relate to a lot of what she had to say. Her writing is entertaining and inspiring.

ChristchurchLib Aug 20, 2013

"Former Mennonite Rhoda Janzen, now an enthusiastic member of a Pentecostal congregation thanks to her "manly man" born-again boyfriend, details the changes in her life in an upbeat tone that will appeal to chick lit fans. Some serious downers have confronted her since her bestselling first memoir, Mennonite in a Little Black Dress - including divorce and inoperable breast cancer. Not giving in to these challenges, she meets them head-on with cheerfulness and effervescent humour. Serious matters, including her cancer, the nature of faith, her growing relationship with God, and prayer find expression in this "vibrant, charming narrative" (Publishers Weekly) that will engage anyone interested in contemporary spiritual memoirs." August 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=667868

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caraleebrooke
Jul 01, 2013

This is one of the best books I have ever read. Witty, and beautiful honest, Janzen speaks candidly of her struggles through cancer and finding and an life of active faith. She is inspiring, brilliant, and Laugh out Loud funny.

nutty7688 Jan 24, 2013

I loved this book, there were a lot of great biblical advise.

rowanquincy Dec 09, 2012

Really enjoyed this book. Not preachy at all, and interesting characters. Very positive without being too Pollyanna.

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jenzbooks
Jul 19, 2012

I read this book because I found the title intriguing. Janzen is a crack-up and she makes some cogent points about personal faith and organized religion. She also has some searing comments about breast cancer! Mostly it's a great love story about a woman who surprises herself and winds up happy!

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