I Need a Little More Jesus is the story of seventeen-year-old Giselle Donahue, who is banished from her home when she becomes pregnant without a husband. Her religious family fears the congregation at their church and community might discover her sin. Giselle’s father was so upset that after banishing her, he forbids her from ever returning; not even to see or speak to her ailing mother, who is undergoing chemotherapy.
On her own, Giselle is filled with fear, regret, and guilt because she feels that God might be punishing her for her sin. After undergoing more pain and misery in exile, Giselle eventually meets Mitch, an older man and Veronica, a prostitute who are also fighting their own demons. The situations they encounter cause them to question their faith in a God that would allow such suffering.
I Need a Little More Jesus is the story of chance encounters of three unlikely people, a prostitute, a pregnant girl and a depressed man, whose individual storms bring them together at a time when their support for one another teach them the importance of knowing that God will make a way. Their experiences offer readers a fresh belief in the power of adding a little more Jesus to turn their lives around. I Need a Little More Jesus is an uplifting testament to faith, empathy, friendship and optimism in the face of crushing problems and losses. It is a tale of triumph over odds that will reaffirm your faith.
Published: October 13th 2013
This book is very easy to read. Generally it is well written and is a very touching story. However, the editting was not as good as it could have been. It sounded very like some words got missed in translation but this didn’t detract from the overall story. Eseentially it was a story about God’s forgiveness and people having their ideas, beliefs altered, for the better, when we least expect them. Overall I enjoyed this little story. However, I did find the scripture passages, whilst appropriate for type of story, interrupted the flow of the overall story. I could actually see this book being used as part of a Bible study, whether that be individually or as a group. Thank you for writing this book.
Recommend for: Adults