My interest in Hallie Lord's new book, Style, Sex, and Substance: 10 Catholic Women Consider the Things that Really Matter, was pretty high BEFORE the trailer was banned from YouTube.
For one thing, I'm a fan of each of the contributors.
For another, what's not to love about a book that covers style, sex, and things of substance from a Catholic woman's perspective?
I had heard that it was a quick read, and I did, in fact, zip through it like my eyes were on fire.
But here's the thing: it was not just good enough to keep me reading quickly; it was good enough to make me want to reread it and to make me write my name in the front.
Each of the contributors brings a unique voice to the table, but they're all united in what's important: their deep faith and their enthusiasm for putting said faith in practice.
Someone had mentioned to me that the book only got better as you read through, and much to my surprise (I love those early chapter contributors!), I found that to be true. I think the reason the book gets better is because, as you read through it, you go deeper and, while you'll still find yourself laughing, you'll also find yourself marking passages and dog-earring pages to reference later.
Highly recommended for everyone in your life.
Here's the book trailer:
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Copyright 2012 Sarah Reinhard
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When she’s not chasing kids, chugging coffee, or juggling work, Sarah Reinhard’s usually trying to stay up read just one…more…chapter. She writes and works in the midst of rural farm life with little ones underfoot. She is part of the team for the award-winning Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, as well as the author of a number of books. You can join her for a weekday take on Catholic life by subscribing to Three Shots and follow her writing at Snoring Scholar.