Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Splitting Harriet

A reformed rebel, Harriet Bisset has managed to create a comfortable world around her, attempting to make up for the mistakes in her past. When Maddox McCray roars into her life on a motorcycle and takes her church, the one she works at part time, by storm with the changes he proposes to help them reach a wider audience, everything in Harriet's perfectly crafted world is turned upside down. Suddenly, she is challenged to truly forgive herself and believe that God had a plan all along that included her rebellion, using it to help others in similar situations.
I have to say, Perfecting Kate was cute, but Splitting Harriet was more my cup of tea. I fell in love with the characters and enjoyed Harriet's journey immensely! The characters had depth to them and there was a fun diversity in the group of friends Harriet has.
I highly recommend this one!


  1. Did you ever do a review of "Blue Like Jazz"? Or was that Bethany?
    Just in case, I thought you might want to read this:

  2. Thank you for posting the article! I thought she brought out a lot of points that I missed in Blue Like Jazz (which I did read and found interesting. I don't agree with his "I'm okay, you're okay" mentality"). I do think that it is natural for Christians to deal with doubt at least once in their walk with God, and I don't mean that in a bad way. I think it is okay to come across something that makes you question, not necessarily God, but a scripture verse or why your church does this or that a certain way. I know the times I have come across things I don't understand, that I have prayed about it and shortly after have been given answers to my questions through Scripture. It's amazing how God can work if we take our questions to Him.
    Something that kind of goes along with the article that you posted is some of the Christian music that is out that where the lyrics aren't founded on scripture, like Amy Grant's "Don't Try So Hard". Where does God tell us that? I can appreciate it is you say we cannot earn grace, but I don't think that means that we should not try so hard. As someone recently told me, shouldn't our natural response be to try and emulate the Savior?
    Anyway... Thank you for the article! It was very thought provoking.:)

  3. I agree- we will have doubtful days. The devil will tempt us to doubt our Salvation even. I've been there, done that. The important thing is that we stay so grounded in the Word that we don't let those doubts control us and take over to where we lose sight of God and leave Him.

    I think we should always try Hard to be the best person God wants us to be. We should never "accept" mediocrity in ourselves. We can be HOLY because of our Lord Jesus Christ!
    We don't need to lower our standards or compromise. I've learned that the hard way at times. Compromise is in the devil's best interest usually. That's probably why I'm still single but ah well. Better to be right with God more than anything or anyone else!