Book Review: Monday Morning Faith

13 May

221033Dear Mom and Pop,

Two days ago we all spent the afternoon in palm trees. One of the village dogs broke his leash and treed the whole community. The dog is mean, but I have managed to form a cautious relationship with him by feeding him scraps from our table, and jelly beans … I hope candy doesn’t hurt a dog; it hasn’t hurt this dog, I can assure you.I know you’re wondering about Sam … I love him with all my heart, but sometimes love isn’t enough.

Love always, Johanna

Librarian Johanna Holland likes her simple life in Saginaw, Michigan. So why is she standing in the middle of the New Guinea Jungle? Johanna is simply aghast at the lack of hot showers and … well … clothing! She is positive the mission field is most certainly not God’s plan for her life, but will that mean letting go of the man she loves? Warm and whimsical, Monday Morning Faith will take you on a spiritual journey filled with depth and humor.

_MG_8213.571Lori Copeland lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband Lance.  Lance and Lori have three sons, three daughter-in-laws, and six wonderful grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters.

Lance and Lori are very involved in their church, and active in supporting mission work through School to the Nations.

Lori began her writing career in 1982, writing for the secular book market.  In 1995, after many years of writing, Lori sensed that God was calling her to use her gift of writing to honor Him.  It was at that time that Lori began writing for the Christian book market.  To date, she has had over 100 books published.

My Impressions:

Monday Morning Faith is a humorous and lightly written account of head librarian Johanna Holland’s foray into mission work in the wilds of Papua New Guinea. It is a love story between a man and a woman, but also the story of the love between God and His people. The May selection for  Page Turners, I look forward to the fun discussion this book will generate.

The characters in Monday Morning Faith are engaging, and in Johanna’s case a bit over the top. Her escapades in the jungle are laugh out loud funny and a bit frustrating. Can’t she see how ridiculous her behavior is? But I suspect that many of us would react the same when plunked down in the middle of a sweltering and dirty jungle among people so different. This should be the point where the discussions get good with my group.

If you like a fun and fast read that keeps you entertained, as well as a story that might cause a bit of self-examination, pick up Monday Morning Faith.


(I purchased this book for my Kindle. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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