Thursday, August 16, 2018

Can I Just Hide in Bed Till Jesus Comes Back?

Can I Just Hide in Bed 'til Jesus Comes Back?: Facing Life with Courage, Not Comforters by Martha Bolton and Christin Ditchfield

This nonfiction book from Tyndale House Publishers shares friendly advice for people who are overwhelmed by life.  It's primarily written for women, but I think men would find some of the tips useful as well. The light, direct style makes it seem shorter than 256 pages.  It has several personal stories, as well as amusing lists and Scripture verses. The chapters are short, perfect for reading in brief moments. 

While I appreciate what the authors were trying to do, the book wasn't quite what I expected. I have been dealing with depression for a few years. so when I saw this book, I thought it would be helpful. Maybe it's just my situation or preferences, but the lighthearted tone and humorous style didn't really fit well with the topic. It seemed too quirky and pull yourself up by the bootstraps. Maybe some people prefer it that way, but the tone felt like it wasn't taking issues seriously.  

I received a free copy from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. Two of five stars.

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