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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.

Mennonite Meets Mr. Right 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, surprisinglyfaith in a big-hearted God.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rhoda Janzen is one of the few people I trust to write about faith without using God to clobber me. She writes about the most serious things in the world—life, death, family, love—with such spot-on honesty, spiritual humility, and disarming humor that I would follow her anywhere. The nicest thing I can say about her new book is that it made me want to be a better person.”

    Barbara Brown Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World

  • [Mennonite Meets Mr. Right] made me laugh out loud, often enough to make my beloved children inquire as to whether I was losing my mind. Too much spiritual writing these days claims that religious practice is about healing or developing the self. But Rhoda Janzen avoids this theme: here she sets out on a path to become more loving, grateful, and helpful to others. This is particularly impressive given that she’s writing about a period in her life when she’s got a scary, life-threatening illness and brand-new family.”

    Kate Braestrup, New York Times bestselling author of Here If You Need Me

  • “Breezy despite the weighty subject matter…Janzen’s wit and love of fashion keep things light.” 

    People

  • “Amazingly light-hearted…[Janzen] is not so much proselytizing for her particular religion as she is pointing toward the value of examining one’s own beliefs, whatever they might be, and finding a way to live with them in joy.” 

    Tampa Bay Times

  • “Janzen continues her quirky tales of finding faith in unlikely places…[A] vibrant, charming narrative.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Janzens recounts the travails and joys encountered while finding love, embracing her new beau’s religion, and surviving breast cancer…A welcome second installment.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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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.