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Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
Elephant in the Room will make you stop and think and change your views on sin. Pastor Eric presents his church family with a challenge that involves a sin most of us never admit to. Pastor Eric believes that because most of his congregation is overweight, it might be time to change things. Gluttony abounds and he has a plan to change it. It is a new year and his sermon will ask for each church member to commit to his program of stopping the sin of gluttony. Several members buy in immediately; some say no way; others are offended and refuse to even listen. Eric goes ahead with his plans anyway and sets up a ten-week challenge of various activities ending in a great celebration. The ups and downs are shared with us, the readers, to an exciting end.
As I began reading I found myself saying this is nuts, I don’t agree with this book at all, but I will continue reading to see where it goes. The more I read, the more that was explained, the more I understood and agreed with the sin of gluttony. Elephant in the Room opened my eyes to what Pastor Eric was talking about and it was good. I believe this is a book that must be read by Christians and non-Christians, and given serious thought. Yes, it is fiction, yes, it does have suspense, but there are many truths to be found as you read Elephant in the Room. Kristen Harper is an excellent writer who has written a book that, while entertaining me, made me discuss it, think about it, and even change the way I had been eating. Thank you, Kristen, for a job well done.