In her humorous, conversational style, Mary Pierce laughs at her mistakes and her prayers that seem more like advertising jingles (Lord, I need a break today, and Can you hear me now, Lord?). Pierce deals with our fumbling attempts to grow closer to God, encouraging us as she invites us to laugh, cry, love, embrace life, and pray! In Confessions of a Prayer Wimp, you'll come to understand that faith is less about what you are or do or say, and more about who God is someone who loves you no matter what you do.
Is your spiritual life more like a fast-food run than an intimate dinner for two? Whether its the busy mothers wish to be Wonder Womanminus the metal braor battles with an exploding hot water heater, or fighting the Resolutionary War of New Years Day, Mary Pierce understands the dilemmas of being a woman in todays 24/7 world. From disorganized misery to extreme organizational mania (she used to refer to her children by their household chores: Cat Box Boy, Dishwasher Girl, and Garbage Can Baby), Pierce deals with our fumbling attempts to grow closer to God, encouraging us as she invites us to laugh, cry, love, embrace life, and pray! In her humorous, conversational style, Pierce laughs at her mistakes and her prayers that seem more like advertising jingles (Lord, I need a break today, and Can you hear me now, Lord?). In Confessions of a Prayer Wimp, youll come to understand that faith is less about what you are or do or say, and more about who God issomeone who loves you no matter what you do.
Mary Pierce (www.laughlady.com) is a humorist and author, writing humor for Focus on the Family, Quality of Life Times, and other publications. Her books with Zondervan include: Confessions of a Prayer Wimp and When Did I Stop Being Barbie and Become Mrs. Potato Head?. An entertaining keynote speaker, Marys been sharing laughs with community, church, and retreat audiences since 1996, and has co-hosted a monthly radio program. She and her husband, Terry, live in Wisconsin, where she dreams of getting her act together...someday.
For a woman who confesses to being a shallow thinker and says she prefers to
take life one sunrise at a time, Pierce offers some rich life wisdom as she
discusses the disciplines of faith and practical prayer. Pierce (humor
columnist for Focus on the Family's LifeWise magazine and author of When Did I
Stop Being Barbie and Become Mrs. Potato Head?) tenders comical asides to
everyday hassles, irritations and frustrations while simultaneously nudging
readers to give thanks for these annoying episodes as they frequently become
the purveyors of peace, hope and joy. With a chuckle on every page, readers
will discover fresh twists to old struggles on body image, money issues,
child-rearing and marriage. Pierce brings humor to the forefront as she
details her failures in the prayer department, calling herself a prayer
worrier whose only recourse to total meltdown is to recognize her utter
dependence upon God. Throughout this three-part comedy act, spiritual lessons
can be gleaned from such nondescript objects as hula hoops, Pine-Sol and metal
bras. Pierce's zany take on pairing prayer with life has the potential to do
what few Christian books ever manage: to appeal to Christians and those
outside the faith in equal measure. (Jan.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business
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