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Less Than Perfect by Ann Spangler {Book Review}

Title:  Less than Perfect

Author: Ann Spangler

Age: Adult

Genres: Christian Living; Non-Fiction

Expected Publication Date: August 7, 2018

Publisher: Zondervan

Source: Copy sent for review


Synopsis:
What can the Bible’s most flawed men and women reveal about who God is and how he reaches out to less-than-perfect people? In Less Than Perfect, bestselling author Ann Spangler takes us beyond cardboard cutouts of 38 biblical characters to show us how these were real individuals who had dreams, temptations, and weaknesses just like us.

Whether considering the murderous Herodias, the scheming Jacob, or the doubting Sarah, Spangler approaches both familiar and lesser known characters with fresh eyes. We meet each of these individuals again as if for the first time as Spangler offers a dramatic retelling of their lives, insight into the historical and cultural context of their time, and key takeaway points for our lives today. Each chapter includes questions for discussion or reflection, making Less Than Perfect ideal for individual or group Bible study.
Entertaining, informative, and inspirational, Less Than Perfect gives you a big picture view of the Bible even as it takes you into the hearts and minds of people with struggles just like yours. As you learn more about the individuals who are part of your spiritual family tree, you’ll discover why God loves to use imperfect people to tell his perfect story of redemption.
My Rating: 
Ann Spangler has definitely become an author I enjoy reading from! Her work is realistic, approaches readers in a thoughtful and downright real. This book focuses on real individuals from the Bible that many of us love and others we dislike. This book is a reminder to readers that even when you think you're alone in dealing with life and the only one going through you aren't. This book touches on topics that are very prevalent in our day and age. Murders. Con Artists. One-Night Stands. White Lies. Betrayal. Prostitution. You name it's all happened before in the Bible. 

What I loved most about this book is that it touched on people I really didn't know about myself or simply expounded on things I knew little of. Biblical evidence is given in this book to support all that Ann writes. This is definitely one for keeps and a useful one for your personal arsenal. It will remind you that though these people were used by God in some fashion, they were still human and dealt with a range of emotions just like us. Less than Perfect is the perfect title for this book. It reminds me that it's not about perfection.

Fantastic read!

Go grab a copy!

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