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In "Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?: A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Right and Solves Her Lady Problems" by Rhonda Janzen, Rhonda Janzen was raised a Mennonite but by twelve she had turned away from her faith. When she began dating a Pentecostal she started going to church with him. The worship services were very different from what she had formerly experienced. During a healing service an Elder asked if anyone there was having “lady problems.” She resisted the urge to step forward for prayer; however, at a later date she did agree to be anointed. Moving in with her new father in law, Albert, was challenging. He had a tendency to be very negative and resisted finding anything to be happy about. Mitch is a delightful partner for Rhonda.
I love Rhonda Janzen’s writing style; she had me laughing out loud as she shared her life with me. She was raised in the Mennonite faith but in this book, the second in the series, she begins to explore the Pentecostal faith. It was refreshing to listen to her talk about the new man in her life. He is obviously very much in love with her and he is definitely Mr. Right. The reader also witnesses her reaction to the diagnosis of breast cancer. “Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?" has many tidbits of advice easily ferreted out. This book has strong Christian overtones and yet it is never preachy. This tale will stay with you long after you’ve listened to the last word.