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message 1: by LeAnn (new)

LeAnn Your review, hormone-induced or not, answers my question of whether or not to suggest this for book club. Thank you for giving some specific examples of what you found annoying about the book. Sounds like you've saved some valuable time - for me anyway. I shall pass on this one and look for another. Any suggestions?

message 2: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Thanks for your honest review. I liked the idea of this book but the reality, for me, was FAR from good. I couldn't get passed the annoying over-use of corny adjectives to even get to her message. It was lost on me. Good for you for completing it - I couldn't get passed chapter 2!! Such terrible writing!!!!!

message 3: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Mundie Thanks for your insights. I go back and forth on whether to read this book or not. I do have some questions about what I've heard of the theology and also know that Voskamp can over-write things. I have read a little bit of her blog and have enjoyed some quotes that people have selected from the book. There's a story that Maxwell Perkins edited out pages and pages of a work by Thomas Wolfe (I think it was Wolfe) and made a brilliant work out of the genius that was left. I imagine that most poetic writers could use a Perkins in their lives, and that might apply to Voskamp, as well.

message 4: by Mark (new)

Mark I respect your point of view, and I won't argue with your conclusions. Where are the theological discrepancies I keep hearing about? Anyone have thoughts about that?

message 5: by Sarah Jo (new)

Sarah Jo Really, Christine, this is hardly "scathing". :) To use her "style" of writing: this book was like a vomiting donkey hurling chunks of words in putrid combination.

message 6: by A. D. (new)

A. D. Paventi ^ Best. Comment. Ever.

message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I liked the a lot out of it, but struggled with her writing style as well. And the concept of making love to God at the end I didn't care for. And I was waiting for closure with her cancer and her family, which wasn't addressed. How are they dealing? Could have cut some of the fluff to include that.

message 8: by Mariel (new)

Mariel haven't read the book yet but your review cracked me up!!! author sounds like a bit of a crackpot.

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