Monday, June 30, 2008

Trespassers Will Be Baptized by Elizabeth Emerson Hancock

I am reposting this review because I am going to get another copy to give away. Just post a comment to be entered. (If you have already commented, you don't have to do it again. You are already entered.) This second drawing will end on July 31st. Good luck.

Rating: 1.1.1
Recommended audience: Teen and up
Category: Memoir, Christian, Inspirational

Review: 4.5/5
It's finally here--the giveaway post for this gem of a book! I really enjoyed this "Unordained Memoir of a Preacher's Daughter". Hancock writes the stories of her childhood in a vivid, funny, and touching way. She tells what it was like growing up in Kentucky as the daughter of a Southern Baptist preacher. Her perspective on the world and her role in it as a PK (preacher's kid) made me laugh out loud at times and made me pause to think at other times. One of my favorite lines is in the first chapter when Hancock's father tells her, "The Southern Baptist philosophy rests largely on the principle that all God's glorious, perfect children are also dumb as dirt." That might make it sound like this book really bashes Southern Baptists, but it doesn't. It is just a look at life as a Southern Baptist through the eyes of a very bright, inquisitive child. I definitely recommend it.

19 comments:

The Edwards said...

Sounds funny! I'll have to read it!

Becca said...

oh, I'd love a chance to win...

Tamara said...

Kim, I want a new book! Plus, it sounds like a good one.

Julie J. said...

Sounds like a cute book. Your description of it reminds me of "A Girl Named Zippy, Growing up Small in Moreland, Indiana".

Linnea said...

It sounds like it might be an interesting read. Thanks for the review.

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

I know want to read this one! Enter me please and send good vibes my way!

Chain Reader said...

This does sound good. Like Julie J. I have read A Girl Named Zippy, which I really liked. Toss my name in the drawing, too!

Jenn said...

Well then Kim I guess you better count me in on your drawing!

Kristyn said...

Enter my name. I am always looking for a good book.

Julie P. said...

Please count me in -- this books looks great!

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herblady said...

I would love to read this one! Our daughter and her husband are both preachers and have a PK, aged five. They were dedicated catholics before they got the calling, he a doctor and she a nurse. Maybe reading this would help us understand them better.

Stephanie said...

Count me in, this sounds fun!

Susan said...

This one sounds so fun. I'd love to win it!

millierod said...

I grew up going to my grandfather's Spanish Pentecostal church, so I'd love to read this because it would be great to read another perspective of growing up "in the church". :)

Adam Wilson said...

Hey! I reviewed this book too! I looooved it.

You can read my review at http://www.lettersonpages.com/?p=38

I also conducted an interview with Ms. Hancock, which can be found at http://www.lettersonpages.com/?p=43

Your blog is great!

Shana said...

This book looks so good. Please count me in if the contest is still open.

trentonreads AT gmail DOT com

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I've heard about this book i keep reading reviews about how great and funny it is, and i love funny awesome books--hope i win!! : )

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Sandee61 said...

I love reading new authors, and this looks like a really fun read!
Enjoying your bloq also.

Suzanne Eller said...

As an author, I'm under deadline and I'd love to take a respite and read a fun book! I love the cover, the title, and would love to hide away and read this book.