by Lori Copeland

September 2006
ISBN: 0-310-26349-2
Reviewer Graphic Button Zondervan
Trade Paperback

Librarian Johanna Holland loves her life in Saginaw, Michigan. She is content living with her parents, even if she is forty years old and working at her job at a library. Everything seems perfect. At least until the day of her fortieth birthday. Her aunt is trying to fix her up with a widower with ten kids (and provides an old women who lived in a shoe birthday cake) and to make matters worse, Johanna falls in the library in front of a handsome man.

A second fall in the icy parking lot, leads to the handsome man, Dr. Sam Littleton, asking Johanna out. But then Johanna’s world starts falling apart! Her parents decide to put the house up for sale and move to an assisted living center. Sam is planning on going to New Guinea as a medical missionary. Johanna is content at home in good ole Saginaw and has no desire to go to the mission field. So why does she agree when Sam asks her to go with him on a short term missionary trip?

I loved Monday Morning Faith. It is a totally fun read that teaches those of us who are quite happy staying in America what missionaries experience out on the field. I had no idea missionaries live without basic luxuries such as hot showers and well, bathrooms!

Johanna was a loveable heroine and Sam practically perfect. The setting is expertly described so I felt as though I were there in New Guinea with them. The faith message is woven in through out. Monday Morning Faith is a book that teaches even while it allows an escape. I loved Monday Morning Faith and will be putting this on my keeper shelf.

Reviewed in November 2006 by Laura.

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