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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (655 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rhoda Janzen Narrator: Rhoda Janzen Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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What does it mean to give church a try when you haven't really tried since you were 12? At the end of her best-selling 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kaylene | 2/17/2014

    " I'm so glad that Rhoda wrote the sequel to "Mennonite in a Little Black Dress!" Indeed, as I commented at the end of my review of MILBD, her journey was not over (and still isn't) and in "Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?" she relates where her life journey takes her. I highly recommend you read it for yourself with the caution that some subject matter is definitely PG13. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/16/2014

    " Having read "Mennonite In A Little Black Dress," I was looking forward to another good laugh when I picked up this book. I guess I was disappointed when I didn't find it funny. Maybe being Jewish I just didn't get the punchlines. This memoir is about her rediscovering her faith in God, meeting her second husband, and generally making a 180 degree turn in her life. I found it too preachy for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Linda Kauppi | 2/12/2014

    " Do not compare this book to her previous "Mennonite in a Little Black Dress". This is written in a more serious vein, although there is humor, but not at the forefront. I did think there was an element of disjointedness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ally | 2/7/2014

    " I really enjoyed Rhoda Janzen's first book, so I snapped this one up on netgalley as soon as I saw it. I was not disappointed. This is one of the most honest personal accounts I've read. With heart and quite a bit of humor, Janzen traces the journey of her faith, her marriage, and her cancer. Hearing how she navigated this new world of Evangelical Christians after years of academia was completely engaging and also hilarious. I can't wait to put this one on my shelves because I know my patrons will love it as much as I did. "

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About the Author
Author Rhoda Janzen

Rhonda 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.