How May I Offend You Today?: Rants and Revelations from a Not-So-Proper Southern Lady

Susannah B. Lewis. Thomas Nelson, $18.99 trade paper (232p) ISBN 978-1-4002-0804-3
Blogger Lewis (Can’t Make This Stuff Up!) demonstrates it’s “easier to be offended than to overlook what others say and do” in this uproarious, faith-filled look at all things that “work her nerves.” With sassy quips and amusing anecdotes about her Southern upbringing, Lewis offers practical biblical insight alongside gripes such as the “doctors-in-training observing my pelvic-exam.” She sounds off on a range of topics including social media (great for connection, but also a place for “hiding personal failings and limitations behind a mask of being perfectly competent”), good judgment versus being judgmental, marriage, manners (created by God with the dictum to “do unto others“), gossip, tolerance, and sin , and contrasts the way Jesus is often portrayed (“a free-loving hippie... like Jerry Garcia”) with what the scriptures have to say. While Lewis entertains with hilarious memories of her mother, she also challenges readers’ thinking on parenting issues, including electronic distractions and discipline, and recommends screen time detox for children and parents. She also divulges spiritual lessons on surrendering her perception of perfection, overcoming her habit of people-pleasing, setting healthy boundaries, and understanding God’s purpose in moments of pain. With a no-nonsense approach and refreshingly outspoken humor, Lewis encourages Christians to keep laughing while they remain true to their faith. (Aug.)
Reviewed on : 05/22/2020
Release date: 08/01/2020
Genre: Religion
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