Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Nice Girls Don't Change The World by Lynne Hybels

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Lynne Hybels echoes a cry from women in Christian circles everywhere. Better to bask in God's love for us than to work ourselves to death trying to earn it.

Because we can't.

It's freely given.

Her premise is nice girls don't change the world, but good women do. She makes several points, but it all boils down to this: lose the Barbie Christianity, and get real.

Again, my major beef with this book is the lack of Scripture. I'm just one of those oddballs who likes Christian non-fiction, Christian living to be packed with God's Word.

Lynne references passages, but never fully quotes anything. While she stays true to Biblical teaching, it would be so easy for her to say anything, and for many to believe here simply because of who she is.

This is mainly a gift type book, but it reads a bit deeper than that. All in all, for a woman who is struggling to just be rather than do, this would be a good gift. I give "Nice Girls Don't Change The World" 3 out of 5 bookmarks.

Happy Reading!