Walking on Sunshine

Holly Wagner – God Chicks – 2010/049

God Chicks

God Chicks

The Back of the Book: What are God Chicks?

God chicks come in all shapes and sizes, all colors and styles!

God chicks are princesses, daughters of a King.  They are warriors with the courage to do what’s right (even the hard stuff).  They are lovers, extending their hands and their hearts to their family, friends, and a hurting humanity.  They are party chicks, celebrating life with passion and a smile.  They are whatever-it-takes chicks committed to accomplishing their God-given purposes in the twenty-first century.  God chicks are a force for change on the earth.

In the midst of our culture’s conflicting messages about true womanhood, God Chicks is a clear and focused call for women to live free of pantyhose-and-high-heel stereotypes (unless, of course, they like pantyhose and high heels).  Author Holly Wagner – wife, mother, Bible teacher, and conference speaker known for her love of confetti – examines with humor and honesty the many facets of being a God chick.  Her fresh and funny style brings a new message:  these qualities are not something a woman needs to work hard to acquire; the qualities of a God chick are already an integral part of who she is.

With God Chicks, Holly seeks to blow the lid off the boxes that women have sometimes put themselves in and encourages women to be the amazing, world-changing champions they were made to be.

NotJustLaura’s Review: I love reading books about women’s lives.  And, particularly Christian women’s lives.  So, when I saw this book last week I snapped it up and started to read on the train home.  Ms Wagner’s style is certainly fresh – personally, I could have done with a few less exclamation marks!! – but she writes in a warm, friendly manner that I found very engaging.

In this book, she looks at some of the different ‘hats’ a God Chick should wear – and we’re not necessarily talking wife, mother or worker.  Instead, Ms Wagner has identified the types of Chick that live inside each of us and so we meet ‘Warrior Chick’, ‘Party Chick’ and ‘Just B U Chick’ to name a few.  Each chapter focusses on one of these Chicks with Ms Wagner’s thoughts, experiences and ideas backed up from the Bible.

This is an uplifting, inspirational read.  My only real criticism is with Ms Wagner’s suggestion that women should read about some of the topics she raises.  Now I bet you never thought you’d see me complain about a suggestion to read, did you?  There’s an omission in this book, however – there are no suggestions of which books to read and, as we all know, different authors have widely differentiated ideas about women’s lives.  I would have liked to be able to say: ‘Yep, I’m with you there, Ms Wagner.  You found such’n’such a book helpful?  OK – I’ll read it too.’

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