Rhoda Janzen’s book, Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, spent 13 weeks on the NYT bestseller list, hitting #1. I am sure her second memoir, Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Right, and Solves Her Lady Problems, will hit the best seller list as well.
Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? is Rhoda’s second memoir, and begins where Mennonite in a Little Black Dress ended. Rhoda has gone back to where life started – with her family – and has reconciled with them. Beyond that, nothing is certain. That is, until she meets a Bible-thumpin,’ foot-stompin,’ Holy Ghost Pentecostal believer. Her life goes from uncertain to wild and crazy. And in the midst of all of that, Rhoda discovers a faith that she has been seeking.
Ms. Janzen has a wonderful sense of humor and it is evident throughout her latest book. Yet, at the same time, Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? is a profound book with what I call “golden nuggets” of wisdom, spiritual insight and lessons on faith.
From the inside cover:
“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 generally prefer a nice mimosa brunch to church. It is the story of what it means to find joy in love, strength in illness, and—incredibly, surprisingly—faith in a big-hearted God.
I agree this book is for those who are not into organized religion and those who are “closet” Christians. But there are lessons in Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? for all of us—Pentecostals, Orthodox, Baptists, Mennonites, Methodists…
Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? is a great book to read when one is taking a break from the craziness of the approaching holiday season. And what better time to read a book about finding “faith in a big-hearted God?”
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Grand Central Publishing for the sole purpose of writing a review. My review is my sole opinion, I was not influenced by the author, editor or publisher, nor did I receive any compensation for the review.