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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Craving Grace by Lisa Velthouse Book Review

Craving Grace

Craving Grace

From Publisher:
For Lisa Velthouse’s whole life, Christianity had been about getting things right. Obeying her parents. Not drinking. Not cursing. Not having premarital sex. Vowing to save her first kiss until she got engaged, even writing a book called . . . well, Saving My First Kiss. (This, it turns out, does not actually help a girl get a date.) Yet after two decades of trying to earn God’s okay, she found her faith was lonely, empty, and unsatisfying. So she turned to more discipline, of course: fasting! By giving up her favorite foods—sweets—Lisa hoped to somehow discover true sweetness and meaning in her relationship with God. Until, one night at a wedding, she denied herself the cake but failed in such a different, unexpected, and world-rocking way that it challenged everything she thought she knew about God and herself. Craving Grace is the true story of a faith dramatically changed: how in one woman’s life God used a bitter heart, a broken promise, and the sweetness of honey to reveal the stunning wonder that is grace.
My Review:
I did not know who Lisa Velthouse was before reading this book.  She seems to be an intelligent, and fun lady after reading the book.
However, I did not get the story in the book.  It was missing the dramatic turning point.  From the publisher's description, I was expecting a book with failures and then change.  I didn't see it or get it.
That being said...I could not recommend this book.   If I am going to recommend a book, I want something that is going to inspire or make a change in someone's life.  It breaks my heart having to write this review.  I want to be able to encourage but I also do not desire to waste someone's time.
Blessings to you!  You are loved!
 Note:  I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only.  This review has not been monetarily compensated.  The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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