When purple-haired Mayla Strong struts down the center aisle of Salliesburg Independent Christian Church, the bug-eyed congregation strains to get a peek at her pierced nose and lip. But Pastor Paul welcomes her with a huge, infectious grin and baptizes her on the spot.
Determined to make her heavenly Father proud, Mayla's sincere and often hilarious attempts to let Him change her from the inside out takes her into some difficult places. Through it all she grows in faith and wisdom--sometimes through pain, sometimes through humor, but always in a way that is uniquely Mayla.
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A fun read with a deep message| Posted September 29, 2008
Just As I Am is the first book by Virgina Smith. On the surface, it is an endearing book about Mayla, a purple haired, multiple pierced young woman who comes to faith then tries to fit in with experienced Christians.
After a few hilarious twists and turns, she learns that God loves her just as she is, nose ring and all. If that was the only message of this book we would have received our money's worth, but Mayla also demonstrates how easily you can affect others lives just by living your faith.
I strongly recommend this book for unbelievers, new believers, and seasoned Christians alike.
great book!| Posted December 05, 2008
this book is soo good!! virginia smith did an amazing job of incorporating humor, family, love, drama, and the important story of what jesus christ did for all of us, into this book. one of the best books i've ever read. highly reccomended!!