Thursday, February 28, 2013

Book Review - Isn't It Time for a Coffee Break? by Amelia Rhodes

Isn't It Time for a Coffee Break?: Doing Life Together in an All-About-Me Kind of WorldIsn't It Time for a Coffee Break?: Doing Life Together in an All-About-Me Kind of World by Amelia Rhodes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have mixed feelings about this book. I really liked the concept and the writing but I felt it was a little to heavy with the Scriptures and pushing of God.  Let me explain...

I do believe I am blessed to call my friends, my friends.  They are two women who I've known for a number of years and are my support and cheering section when I need them. I truely believe that God has given me these friends as support for the tough times in my life and celebrate my achivements.  I really took to heart the theme of this book, of taking time away from everything that consumes us to spend time with friends and reconnect and build on that bond.

I know God is a part of my life, but I question my faith.  I personally have a limit of when Christian books push too far in praising God and quoting scripture.  This is where my mixed feelings come in with the book, each chapter pushed the limit that I felt comfortable with reading.  I would be going along, taking in everything the author was saying and then BAM I'd hit my wall shorting into the sections of scripture.  It would throw off my reading pace becasue then I would start to skim and I probably missed some good stuff by doing that.

Personal feelings aside, I think it's a wonderful book.  I realized I need to take that break and spend more time remembering that my friends are gifts from God and I'm so very lucky to have them in my life.  I think I need a coffee break with them soon, my treat so I can tell them how much I appreciate them in my life.

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