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Ann Spangler has collected the funniest stories from todays funniest women between the covers of one book.
Ann Spangler is the award-winning author of several best-selling books, including Women of the Bible (with Jean Syswerda), Praying the Names of God, and Praying the Names of Jesus. She is also the general editor of The Names of God Bible., Her latest book is Praying the Attributes of God. Together her books have sold millions of copies. She and her two daughters live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. www.annspangler.com
Spangler regards humor as "a gift God has given us to enable us to respond to
life creatively." To this end, she includes humorous "women only" stories from
well-known evangelical speakers and writers, such as Luci Swindoll, Becky
Freeman, Barbara Johnson and Thelma Wells. Drawing from their own experiences
of motherhood, marriage, friendship and aging, these women invite an easy
solidarity; Patsy Clairmont tells of walking down the street feeling very
fashionable, only to discover a pair of pantyhose trailing behind, while
Barbara Johnson informs women that the best way to prepare for a mammogram is
to smash their breasts thrice daily between a pair of frozen metal bookends.
Most of the vignettes have no spiritual message whatsoever (Liz Curtis Higgs's
essays on home decorating and bra-shopping in junior high are funny but not up
to her usual spiritual standards). Some contributors try to use the humor as a
theological jumping-off place: Thelma Wells describes a Ruth-and-Naomi
friendship with a woman who refused to abandon her during a Nashville tornado.
Most of the stories elicit a chuckle or two, though very few are
fall-on-one's-face hilarious (an exception is Chondra Pierce's description of
how she deals with telemarketers at suppertime). This inoffensive, benign book
will entertain readers without challenging them spiritually. (Jan.) Copyright
2000 Cahners Business Information.