Book Review: Less Than Perfect by Ann Spangler

Less Than Perfect by Ann Spangler

In Less Than Perfect, Ann Spangler shows the reader how some characters in the Bible had dreams, temptations, and weaknesses just like us. Less Than Perfect takes the reader into the heart and mind of these characters who have struggles just like us. These portrays of these imperfect people remind us of God’s perfect story of redemption.

In Less Than Perfect, Ann Spangler takes on characters like Jacob, Sarah, and Cain. She retells the story of their lives. These portrays are quite entertaining and inspiring. After every story comes “The Times,” which relates the story to a timeline and gives more insight about the history. After that comes “The Takeaway,” where Ann Spangler offers some questions for the reader to think on the themes in the story. These were all great, in my opinion. I love a story where I can actually think upon the themes and what I can learn from the story.

I have to say that for me, some of these portrays were very harsh. As in, I don’t know if I want to read this because this is quite harsh. Now this is not to say that Ann Spangler is wrong in this. The stories in the Bible are not pretty. All the people in the Bible are sinners. Therefore they sometimes acted wickedly. And this is portrayed in Ann Spangler’s stories. But for me, personally, it was hard reading these stories at times.

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I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions I have expressed here are my own.

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