Recommended audience: Teen and up
Category: Memoir, Christian, Inspirational
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.