I'm going to start this review by getting straight to the point.
Just go buy the book.
It's that good. Like laugh out loud, you're going to want to highlight/tweet/Facebook whole passages kind of good. And there are times since I've read the book when I've been sitting all by myself and laughed because I recalled a specific phrase or example from the book. All kinds of crazy looks from my children were shot in my direction, but they are getting used to forty-something year old mama, so not as many as five years ago. Yeah, so . . .
Just go buy the book.
Now, here's the why behind that statement.
Giddy Up, Eunice is a book about women needing women. That simple message is so true, y'all. Do we need Jesus first and foremost? OF COURSE! But, we need each other to share, to support, to laugh, to cry, to hug, to be transparent, to be truthful, and to stand up along side one another and cheer. This is a book about mentoring using three examples of relationship from Scripture: Mary and Elizabeth, Ruth and Naomi, and Lois and Eunice. But it's so much more than that.
It's a call to action for women of all ages to STAY IN IT.
Sophie speaks truth from the sweetest place of humor when she approaches topics that are just plain difficult for women from different generations to discuss. I love the way her writing is a mixture of parenthesis-clad snarky sarcasm, Biblical wisdom, and downright in your face (in the kindest way possible) calling out of not-so-good behavior. Sophie roll calls the elephants in the room among multi-generational women and encourages them to sit down and play nice. Truly a must read and a game-changer, just go buy the book.
If you want a sample of Sophie's writing before taking the leap of purchase, go to boomama.net. She's been blogging for over ten years and has definitely developed a voice and an audience. You won't be disappointed.
Allow me to share one of my favorite passages:
"All too often we fall into thinking that if we're going to have a voice in the lives of younger women, then we need to have all the answers. We need to have earned a certificate as Wiser Older Person. We need to have memorized significant portions the New Testament, and we need to have a strong theological position on the book of Romans that we're supposed to share in parallel bullet points.
Will all due respect, that is a bunch of bull.
Bunk." (pg. 111)
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If you would like to qualify to be included in a drawing for a free copy of Giddy Up, Eunice, please comment below or on social media with four words. GET OFF MY LAWN. You don't have to capitalize all of it to qualify;) And . . . you'll have to read the book to understand the significance of that statement.
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.