Tuesday, August 17, 2010

No More Christian Nice Girl

Do you know a lady who can't say no because she feels the need to be nice and doesn't want to hurt anyone's feelings?  Who always does what is expected of her?  Who seems to be somewhat of a doormat?  Are you like that?  If so, this book is definitely for you.  "No More Christian Nice Girl" shows how being nice, instead of being good, can hurt yourself, your family, and your friends.

I was very intrigued when I read the title and introduction of this book.  It begans by introducing Nicole, a CNG (Christian Nice Girl), who is late for work and gets a call from a needy friend.  She gets frustrated with her husband for telling her not to answer because she is late, and she answers anyways.  She then gets mad at her daughter who wants help with her spelling words, and her friend thinks she isn't listening and gets mad as well.  Yes, this seems like an extreme situation, but I think it happens far too frequently.

The book goes on to show you how you can be good, and be a good Christian, friend, mom, and spouse.  I have really enjoyed reading this book.  I have definitely learned a lot, and I'm not even an "extreme" Christian nice girl.  They have chapters to help with dating, marriage, and work.   They reference several verses from the Bible to show that Jesus wasn't always a "nice" person.  He pressed some issues, and said some things that made people mad.  He overturned tables in a temple!  The Bible also tells us as Christians to be the salt of the Earth, not the sweet sugar.  We need to be a little more than just "nice" and this book tells us how. 

I loved this book, and I plan to pass it on to some family members that I feel could benefit from it's message.

**I received the book "No More Christian Nice Girl" from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.**
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