Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Lipstick Gospel {book review}

So, the great thing about being iced in is you get a lot of time to read. I started and finished this short book, The Lipstick Gospel by Stephanie May Wilson this past week. That makes 3 so far this year!
I loved hearing how someone came to know the Lord through different circumstances than I had. How God meets each of us where we are. Her writing is very entertaining and I couldn't wait to see what was coming next.
I will say that I was surprised to see a swear word in the beginning of the book. I get that it was the reality of the situation, but still surprised none the less.
I also felt like the book ended too soon. I really wanted to hear how her relationship with God grew as she truly surrendered her life to Christ. At first it came across as God was a best friend and that would make everything in better. Which, from my thoughts and study, couldn't be further from the truth. God is our creator. He is holy and just. He is worthy of our honor, respect and reverence. Yes, he is my Abba, Father. And it IS about a relationship with him, but I never want to minimize WHO he is and how great, mighty & majestic he truly is. And God's not a magic genie. Just because you surrender your life to Christ, doesn't mean everything will work out great. Quite the opposite, "I have told you these things, so that in ME you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!" - John 16:33

My favorite paragraph in the book was this one:
I have never been to the Sistine Chapel and have not heard Michelangelo's painting described that way. How beautifully impactful is that? God will always be reaching for you to meet you right where you are.
If you have read this book, let me know your thoughts!
Reviews on the books I've read this year:
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