Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?

Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?

Rhoda Janzen

Grand Central



Rhoda Janzen, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, is back with a hilarious and heartfelt memoir about her return to faith and love. At the end of Mennonite, Rhoda had reconnected with her family and her roots, though her future felt uncertain. But when she starts dating a churchgoer, this skeptic begins a surprising journey to faith and love—finding herself hanging with the Pentecostals, who really know how to get down with sparkler pom-poms. Amid the hand waving and hallelujahs Rhoda finds a faith richly practical for life—just in time for some impressive lady problems, an unexpected romance, and a quirky new family. Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? is for people who have a problem with organized religion, but can’t quite dismiss the notion of God, and for those who secretly sing hymns in their cars, but prefer a nice mimosa brunch to church. This is the story of what it means to find joy in love, comfort in prayer, and—incredibly, surprisingly—faith in a big-hearted God.