Wednesday Book Review

Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray and Still Loving My Neighbor

by Jana Riess
ISBN 978-1557256607, 179 pages,
Paraclete Press, 2011

On page 115 and 116, Riess writes:

“. . . I have a knee-jerk reaction against the word rule. I think I have adult-onset Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Actually scratch the ‘adult-onset’ part. I’ve always been this way. I don’t like other people telling me what to do, how to behave, how to live my life.”

It would have been helpful to her readers if she had declared this personality trait earlier in the book, for it would have made it easier for us to understand her frustrations and her sense of failure. This book is all about Riess putting herself in situations where she must follow rules, and where people tell her what to do, how to behave, and how to live her life. Riess puts herself…

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About Arlene Somerton Smith

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Posted on May 30, 2012, in Inspiration. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Brilliant … sometimes less (words in this case) is more!

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