Book Review: I Blame Eve by Susanna Foth Aughtmon

I Blame Eve
Freedom from Perfectionism, Control Issues, and the Tendency to Listen to Talking Snakes
By Susanna Foth Aughtmon

When our great-to-the-nth-degree grandmother Eve ate the fruit, we lost out on the perfect life. But that doesn’t stop us from trying, does it? In fact, we make trying to be perfect the focus of our entire lives! But what would happen if we stopped trying to be perfect and started trying to be his?
In this fantastically witty book, Susanna Foth Aughtmon helps women find out what it means to be honest about what we crave in life and let go of our deep need to be in control. Using Scripture and amusing personal stories, she shows women the freedom of embracing the unique path God lays out for each of us. Includes study questions to facilitate group or individual use.
When Eve ate the fruit, we lost out on the perfect life. But that doesn’t stop us from trying, does it? What would happen if we stopped trying to be perfect and started trying to be his?
In this encouraging book, Susanna Foth Aughtmon helps you find out what it means to be honest about what you crave in life and let go of your deep need to be in control. With a skillful blend of Scripture, insight, and humor, she shows you the freedom of embracing the unique path God has laid out for you. The study questions included will help you or your small group make the most of this fun and fascinating book.

My Thoughts:
This book is written in a very candid tone. I could picture sitting down with the author as she is speaking, having some tea or coffee and laughing as we discuss the things in the book, like the talking to snakes. OUCH! I have been bitten… lol or is it the allergy meds running through my veins!
She makes you feel like your her best friend and she is not judging you. She shares stories from her own experiences so you know she isn’t trying to be perfect in the readers eyes. I sure know I could relate to some of the stories and situations on control. I especially got a kick out of her nephew story and the cupcake, I love cupcakes.
You will find lots of helpful information for you, or a friend. I had heartfelt thoughts of a few people who might be encouraged by this book, as well as my self.
Lots of bible references. Lots of how God sees us. Lots of reference to biblical people and situations to look at and study. 
There is also a useful study guide in the back.
This is a keeper. I will be holding on to this one. I like books that make me laugh, and I was giggling and agreeing with so many stories. 
Go out and grab the book! 
About the Author:
Susanna Foth Aughtmon is the author of All I Need Is Jesus and a Good Pair of Jeans and My Bangs Look Good and Other Lies I Tell Myself. After pursuing various careers, including her own interior decorating business, she decided to stay home as a full-time mom. A pastor’s wife and mother of three, Susanna assists her husband, Scott, in various ministries at the church they planted in California.

“Available April 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
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I received this book from Revell for free for an honest review.

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