Two out of five stars
I read this book because I found the author's most recent book, <i>A Billion Reasons Why</i>, to be entertaining. I can't say the same for this one, however. I just didn't connect well with any of the characters. The main character wore on my nerves after a while, which was unfortunate since the book is written in first person.
Billerbeck's writing style, however, is incredible. She's definitely an author that I would read again.
She's All That
Thomas Nelson, 2005
On this blog, you'll mainly find reviews of a variety of books, both fiction and nonfiction. As a teacher, I especially like to review books that challenge the mind, or that may be of interest to young adults and children. I believe that a good book can make an impact in a way that few other things can. To that end, I'm always on a mission to find and publicize these books to the best of my abilities.
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Essentially, this book is presented in a FAQ-style format. It poses questions that many Christians have about their faith and what God expects from us. It answers these questions in the first person, as though God, Christ, or other people in the Bible were answering these questions directly. Corresponding Bible verses are footnoted and included verbatim in a separate section at the back of the book.
At first, I was taken aback by the boldness of a book that would speak for God. However, most of the assertions made in the book are supported by appropriate Scripture. There are a few cases, particularly with other Biblical people such as Mary the mother of Christ, where I think that much inference has been made into personality. However, these instances don't detract from the larger message of the book.
I feel that the theology of the book is spot-on. There were portions that could have used more links to Scripture, but the message of the book seems well grounded.
The book seems to have been organized to read from cover to cover, but I think that most readers would appreciate jumping around and reading the questions that pertain to their own lives.
I highly recommend this book for any Christian who has questions about the faith, and for non-Christians who also seek to understand the religion better. It would be an excellent addition to a church library.
A Conversation with God for Women
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