READ: Review, Paperdoll by Natalie Lloyd
Have you ever read a book that leaves you breathless?
Natalie Lloyd’s tender heart, sensitivity to God’s Spirit, and keen insights into God’s Word spill across every page of Paperdoll: What Happens When an Ordinary Girl Meets an Extraordinary God in a way that took my breath away. Each beautifully written chapter captures the thoughts and attitudes of the woman from Samaria whose need led to her wellside encounter with the King of kings. But Paperdoll goes far beyond Bible study. The author’s vulnerability about her own failures and fumblings left me stumbling over my own. Stumbling—only to rise with fresh faith and renewed confidence.
We live in a world of paperdolls—those women with perfect faces, stylish clothes, and flawless makeup, the ones we admire on TV and whose faces grace the latest magazine covers. The problem? Paperdolls are flat, two-dimensional. And flat people can’t experience real life.
Real life: that’s the breathless beauty of Lloyd’s book. Readers will see, feel, and experience real life and real answers as she explores the concepts of true beauty, inner woundedness, and the fulfillment found only in true love. A closing Study Guide includes suggested soundtrack and discussion questions appropriate for a Bible study group along with ideas for further reflection. But whether you share Paperdoll with others or read it on your own, take a deep breath—and prepare for God to blow you away.
Want to win a free copy of Paperdoll? Leave a comment below and tell me why! I’ll choose the winner from comments left before 10:00 PM on Sunday, October 10. Yes, that’s 10/10/10 at 10! And watch for my interview with Natalie Lloyd, coming soon to the WRITE section of this blog.