Wednesday, September 15, 2010

LOL with God (Book Review)

Of the women's devotional books that I've read, I think LOL with God: Devotional Messages of Hope & Humor for Womenis the most fun.  Authors Pam Farrel and Dawn Wilson have written a light-hearted book that focuses on hope and humor.

Each entry (I did not count, but I estimate that there are about 75) begins with a Bible version "translated" into the language of texting.  For example, Thn cll & I will answr; or lt me spk thn rply 2 me represents Then call, and I will answer; or let me speak, then reply to me (Job 13:22, NASB).  Whether this is an irreverent gimmick or a clever hook, I'll let you decide.

The verse is followed by a personal story (about one page long), a very short prayer (one or two sentences), text helps (a few Bible verses that relate to the story), and a space for the reader to write a short response to God.  Each entry ends with an "LOL," a short, amusing anecdote that may or may not be related to the story.

Clearly, the devotions in LOL with God are not the deepest, most serious ones I've read.  But I think they work, and I like them.

For more information, visit the Tyndale House Publishers product page for LOL with God.

Disclosure: Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for providing a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions in this review are my own. This post contains affiliate links: If you click through my link and complete a purchase, I will receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting my book addiction.


  1. I am always looking a good devotional...I may have to get this one for me!

  2. Hmm not a big texter but I know some really are. Sometimes it's nice to see the lighter side :)

  3. sounds like a great read...
    hope you are doing better..
    there is something waiting for you on my blog:


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