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  • Author:
    Rhoda Janzen
  • ISBN:
    1455502871
  • ISBN13:
    978-1455502875
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    Grand Central Publishing (October 15, 2013)
  • Pages:
    272 pages
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A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Right, and Solves Her Lady Problems (Author) Rhoda Janzen. Readers from all backgrounds will be inspired by Janzen's tale of love and faith told with her trademark wit and honesty.

A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. would fit naturally on a shelf, say, next to your collection of beat-up Anne Lamott paperbacks. ―Charity Vogel, The Buffalo News.

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Mennonite Meets Mr. Right book. At the end of her bestselling memoir Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, Rhoda Janzen had reconnected with her family roots, though her future felt uncertain. When this overeducated professor starts dating the most unlikely of men-a weight-liftin', church-goin', truck-drivin' rocker named Mitch-she begins a surprising journey to faith and love.

I loved Rhoda's first book, Mennonite in a Little Black Dress. In her first novel, I immediately empathized with Rhoda and fell in love with her story. I liked that she was a professor in my home state and I loved her style of writing. I found her sense of humor really resonated with m, and was the right touch to transform her first novel from self-pitying to hilarious and insightful. I enjoyed her first story, reading about her failed first marriage, her accident and mostly, her family.

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Автор: Janzen Rhoda Название: Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home ISBN . Not long after Rhoda Janzen turned forty, her world turned upside down

Описание: A hilarious and moving memoir-in the spirit of Anne Lamott and Nora Ephron-about a woman who returns home to her close-knit Mennonite family after a personal crisis. Not long after Rhoda Janzen turned forty, her world turned upside down.

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In Rhoda Janzen’s wonderfully intelligent and frank memoir, she goes home to the Mennonites. Janzen, the author of a poetry collection called Babel’s Stair, teaches English and creative writing at Hope College in Michigan. Those aren’t promising details, I know - readers may suspect that an academic poet’s memoir about failed marriage, debilitating pain and a strict religious upbringing would be dry, self-­pitying and overly earnest. But Mennonite in a Little Black Dress is funny, breezy yet profound, and poetic without trying.

At the end of her bestselling memoir Mennonite in a Little Black Dress . rocker named Mitch-she begins a surprising journey to faith and love. product description page.

At the end of her bestselling memoir Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, Rhoda Janzen had reconnected with her family roots, though her future felt uncertain. Nothing says, "Let's get to know each other!" like lady problems on an epic scale, but Mitch vows to stay by her side. Mennonite Meets Mr. Right - by Rhoda Janzen (Paperback).

At the end of her bestselling memoir Mennonite in a Little Black Dress,Rhoda Janzen had reconnected with her family roots, though her future felt uncertain. When this overeducated professor starts dating the most unlikely of men-a weight-liftin', church-goin', truck-drivin' rocker named Mitch-she begins a surprising journey to faith and love. Nothing says, "Let's get to know each other!" like lady problems on an epic scale, but Mitch vows to stay by her side. Convinced that his bedrock character has something to do with his Pentecostal church, Rhoda suits up for a brave new world of sparkler pom-poms and hand-clappin' hallelujahs.Written with her trademark "uproarious, bawdy sense of humor" (Minneapolis Star-Tribune), MENNONITE MEETS MR. RIGHT is witty and moving, perfect for anyone who has taken an unexpected detour only to find that new roads lead to rich destinations.

Captain America
Mennonite Meets Mr. Right: A Memoir of Faith, Hope, and Love This fun book is an easy read. You always hope for the best for this character.
An English and creative writing professor at Hope College, Janzen takes her readers on a romp into new territory. With chapter headings like Lady Problems, The Ghost in the Tub, and Whippersnapper, the author reveals a serious health diagnosis, a haunted bathroom, and revelations from stepson Leroy.

If Janzen’s storytelling rivals that of Nora Ephron, her take on faith recalls Anne Lamott’s Traveling Mercies. In the most unlikely congregation with “hand-clappin ’hallelujahs,” readers observe her spiritual transformation from skeptic to faith-filled: “But I had left Texas. I was in a different state now, a weird one, where I’d actually rather have cancer than a grudge.” About suffering, she poses the question, “ . . . if we didn’t suffer, would we still be human?” In so doing, she invites readers to examine their own beliefs.

A New York Times best-selling memoirist, Janzen has also published a collection of poetry, Babel’s Stair. I found the cadence of her lines often magnetizing like her use of metaphor, “Some sisters only pretend to like each other. When they speak of each other, their lips thin like pressed leaves and their tone takes on a crunchy sugar coating. ‘My sister? Well, her choices aren’t my choices, but she’s still my sister, Of course, I love her.’”

Once Janzen seemed to go off on a tangent when she discussed the GiftQuest report at her church and I lost interest. But soon she looped around to stories of weddings and marriage in her family and I was again hooked.
Iell
I had such high hopes for this book. When I saw that Ms. Janzen was writing another book, I put it onto my wish list as soon as it was listed on Amazon. I really enjoyed Mennonite In A Little Black Dress. Even for the high Kindle book price, I decided to splurge on this book. I didn't realize when I bought it that it was Ms. Janzen's journey back to religion. I started reading and from the first bit I got the impression the book was about her journey through cancer. There were lots of tangents, but as you get further through the book the story about cancer sort-of drops out and it's only about religion. Specifically, her experience meeting and marrying a Pentecostal and her conversion too. It felt like there were so many loose ends in the book. I liked her writing style and stories but at the end of each story, she'd switch over to talk about something else and I was left wondering if there was a conclusion. I don't know that I'd say the book was actually preachy, but there was a lot of Bible talk. It felt like lots of time was taken explaining the point of things like tithing or spiritual gifts but the language used was for someone who already agrees with the underlying narrative that God's Authority is right because it's God. I was disturbed by how easily Ms. Janzen was able to push aside issues (that she says she feels very strongly about) such as lack of female leadership in churches. I also felt let down about her monologue on the joys of a "Christian Marriage". It really felt like she was saying marriages fall apart because the people in them are not Christian enough to "seek God in their marriage" - like it's just random chance if non-Christian people have a good marriage because the only truly great ones are Christian marriages. Overall, I was left feeling rather down after reading this book. From her perspective, I'm sure this is a happy story but from my perspective it was a story of an independent woman who got a cancer diagnosis then turned into a woman who set aside everything she believed in to throw herself into her boyfriend/husband's church and all the beliefs it entailed. Let me be clear that I'm not saying this impression is what her life is now, it's just what I was left feeling after reading this book. I'll keep an eye on this author because I do like her writing style and I enjoy her stories. I'll probably even read Mennonite In A Little Black Dress again sometime. But I don't think I'll pick up this book again.
MarF
Rhoda Janzen isn't the only lapsed Menno rebel in the world. My guess is there are plenty of us out there, and it has been healing for me to read Rhoda's stories. I devoured "Mennonite in a Little Black Dress," hooting all the way, even though those West Coast Mennonites lacked the angst and ire of the East Coast version that raised me. Like Janzen, I'd walked away from church when the Mennonite version failed to hold me. Fortunately, God has ways of reclaiming those who will turn His way. It's refreshing to read a transparent faith journey that doesn't seem cliched or just too tidy to be real. By the end of book one, I was praying for Rhoda to find faith. Amid all the laughs, I heard familiar pain. You can see the pain melt away in the pages of book two as she finds the love and community we all want. I'll read anything she writes.
Kieel
I was so disappointed to receive this book today and realize it was already published as "Does this Church Make me Look Fat?" Like the reviewer above I now own two copies of this book and I could have used the $9.58 I spent on this book to buy something else on my wish list. I was really looking forward to reading a new memoir by Rhoda Janzen, but this is not it. I will agree with the reviewer above that this book is worth five stars under either title, but not when already owned.
Agrainel
Ms. Jansen is one of my favorite authors. She has a fresh perspective that gives mundane concepts and bible passages new meaning and worthy of new reflection. Smart, witty, and open about her struggles. I would like to think that readers without any knowledge of mennonites would find the cultural, historical and religious references just as funny and informative as I do.
Vivados
Totally related to this book and didn't pay attention, thinking this was a novel until half-way through the book. I spent years away from church involvement before beoming actively involved again. Rhoda journey is similar to mine.. She is a great writer -- LOL funny -- yet right on with sincerity! Would love to meet this author.