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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My Sisters The Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell

The first chapters of My Sisters The Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell drew me in. I loved reading about the lives of the saints and how the feminism of today is less empowering to women because it strips away what truly makes a woman different.

Reading Colleen's own struggles in life and how she leaned on God was empowering but something seemed to dwindle toward the middle of the book. The lives of the saints begin to read more like a text book and Colleen's story seemed to get jumbled up. I can't quite pinpoint why the book lost me towards the middle except that it seemed to become dull.

By the end of the book I was once again interested in her story and the lives of the saints that she weaved into the book. It was interesting reading the story of a woman on the path to understand her own faith better and to learn about the six saints and their own lives who helped her to do so. I just wish that parts of it had been more interesting, like the beginning of the book.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. will say both the title and the cover had me interested. I too review books for a company in Canada.




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