Sunday, April 22, 2012

I Blame Eve by Susanna Foth Aughtmon (Review)

When Eve ate the fruit, we lost out on the perfect life. But that doesn't stop us from trying, does it? What would happen if we stopped trying to be perfect and started trying to be his?

In this encouraging book, Susanna Foth Aughtmon helps you find out what it means to be honest about what you crave in life and let go of your deep need to be in control. With a skillful blend of Scripture, insight, and humor, she shows you the freedom of embracing the unique path God has laid out for you. The study questions included will help you or your small group make the most of this fun and fascinating book.

"Susanna Aughtmon is one of my favorite writers. Her authenticity is disarming. Her hope is contagious. After reading this book you'll realize that you don't need more control in your life . . . you need more of God."--Mark Batterson, author, The Circle Maker
"Incredibly quick-witted while challenging. It meets you right where you are and immediately inspires you to grow from there. Susanna's humor and realness connect you with her in such a way that you feel like you've made a true friend."--Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, aka Plumb, songwriter and Curb Records recording artist

"With beautiful writing, humor, and depth of insight, Susanna Foth Aughtmon unpacks one of the most important stories in the Bible and reveals truth every woman needs to hear."--Joanna Weaver, bestselling author, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
My Review:
I really liked this author's writing style. She is honest even at her own expense. There are many lol moments, the book has a lot of humor among the spiritual truths. I have blamed Eve many times in my own life. There is a sentence on page 46 that really resonated with me. "Ever since the garden, humankind has been on a mad rampage to fill the creeping brokenness that pervades our lives." It made me think about what I use like food to fill the spot inside of me that was created for God by God. This is my first book by this author but not my last. Recommended. :)
Susanna Foth Aughtmon is the author of All I Need Is Jesus and a Good Pair of Jeans and My Bangs Look Good and Other Lies I Tell Myself. After pursuing various careers, including her own interior decorating business, she decided to stay home as a full-time mom. A pastor's wife and mother of three, Susanna assists her husband, Scott, in various ministries at the church they planted in California.
Available now wherever Revell/Baker books are sold.
Thank you Donna at Revell for my review copy.

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