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by Penny Culliford

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ISBN:
0007110014
Author:
Penny Culliford
Category:
Leaders & Notable People
Language:
English
Publisher:
Zondervan; Special ed. edition (September 1, 2001)
Pages:
288 pages
EPUB book:
1725 kb
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1164 kb
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1695 kb
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Rating:
4.5
Votes:
305


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Theodora's Diary book. I found myself laughing out loud and thinking, ‘Yes, life is just like this!’ Penny Culliford is a welcome new voice in inspirational fiction. -Angela Hunt, author of The Debt. Saturday 8th May. Emergency! It is 11:30 .  .

Theodora’s Diary is a hilarious and realistic peek into the life of a sprightly Christian sister living ‘across the pond. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: ZondervanReleased: Dec 22, 2009ISBN: 9780310864325Format: book. carousel previous carousel next.

Saturday 8th May. Emergency!It is 11:30 . and I am suffering from an incredibly intense chocolate craving that will not leave me in spite of prayer, distraction activities and half a loaf of bread and butter.

The hilarious, sparkling and endearing diaries of a thirty something Christian, Theodora Llewellyn. The Art of Standing Still. When the town of Monksford revives the tradition of medieval religious plays, reporter Jemma Durham takes a role to cover the experience for the Monksford Gazette. But the real story unfolds behind the scenes-a forbidden kiss, bribery, and tragedy!

The hilarious, sparkling and endearing diaries of a thirty something Christian, Theodora Llewellyn. But the real story unfolds behind the scenes-a forbidden kiss, bribery, and tragedy!

Join in her daily life with all of its challenges and joys, tears and laughter. Theodora’s Diary is a hilarious and realistic peek into the life of a sprightly Christian sister living ‘across the pond. Join in her daily life with all of its challenges and joys, tears and laughter.

Contains an excerpt from the sequel, Theodora's wedding. We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you.

Penny Culliford attends her local Anglican church, which bears no resemblance to Saint Norbert's. She lives in Kent, England, with her husband and children.

Saturday 8th May. Emergency! It is 11:30 p.m. and I am suffering from an incredibly intense chocolate craving that will not leave me in spite of prayer, distraction activities and half a loaf of bread and butter. Got out of bed and searched the flat. No luck. Not even a bourbon biscuit. Not even a cream egg left from Easter. All the shops are closed so no nipping out to replenish supplies. Nothing else for it. I’m reduced to the chocoholic’s equivalent of meths―cooking chocolate. It’s been one of those days for Theodora. Her mother has become the Greek equivalent of Delia Smith, her boyfriend would rather watch 22 men kick a ball around a field than go shopping with her, and chintzy Charity Hubble wants to pray for her. And of course, the crowning insult is her utter lack of chocolate. Join in her daily life with all of its challenges and joys, tears and laughter. “Theodora’s Diary is a hilarious and realistic peek into the life of a sprightly Christian sister living ‘across the pond.’ I found myself laughing out loud and thinking, ‘Yes, life is just like this!’ Penny Culliford is a welcome new voice in inspirational fiction.” --Angela Hunt, author of The Debt.

  • GAMER
I LOVED this book! This was my first ever Penni Culliford book and I found it refreshingly funny and light. I'd purchased the two other Theodora books at a book fair but this one wasn't available, thus my Amazon purchase. Just reading the covers of the other two I knew I'd enjoy it, and was anxious for this one to arrive so I could begin. Admittedly, I raced through them and was saddened to finish the final installment as I feel there is still more of Theodora to be shared.

As for Penni Culliford, she is a witty writer who is able to channel the "every woman" feel into her characters that makes one easily identify with the characters and their life's struggles. I really appreciated that her main character's Christian walk was peppered with the same issues as we all face and her choices (and methods of making them) were hilariously realistic. Culliford doesn't hit you over the head with a bible or come across preachy but instead allows one to see that being a "good" Christian is difficult and that each person's interpretation of "good" Christians can and should vary.
  • Xwnaydan
Laughter is the best medicine and "Theodora's Diary" proves to be the tonic for whatever ails you. I came across this gem of a book two weeks ago after having a frustrating day in "stay at home wife/mommyland". It saved my sanity! The book is written in the style of "Bridget Jones Diary" with a Christian theme. You will laugh till your sides hurt or until your neighbors will think you have "gone 'round the bend" as you read about Theodora's life. The characters are memorable, the comic timing is perfect and the message is relevant for today's women. Grab a chocolate bar, curl up in your armchair and enjoy the laughter!
  • Steep
I hate giving anything Christian chick lit two stars because I think that the genre should be encouraged but alas 2.5 doesn't seem to be available and I really don't think this is worth a three.

First up - this book does has its moments of comic brilliance - there were places that had me laughing out loud - unfortunately they were too few and far between.

There were some characters that were enjoyable but then some of them were very one dimensional. I guess what really killed it for me was how dense (or is it supposed to be naive?) Theodora is at some points. I actually wanted to shake her! Kevin's Valentine's Day card being a big case in point. I put the poem past my roommate (one of the most naive Christians that there is) and even she got it in a instant!!

What earned this it's two stars from me though was the fact that I got about two thirds of the way through and the way that she 'broke up' with Kevin almost had me not bother to finish the book. Understandable at 16 - not at 30.

And yes totally agree with comment above - how can you lose half a stone without noticing?!
  • Went Tyu
Love British authors.
  • Dusar
Theodora is a thirty-something Christian searching for her ministry. This book follows a year in her life. Theodora is a smart, witty character who made me laugh. I especially liked the church bulletin typos and accidental puns that only Theodora seemed to notice. The secondary characters were well-developed for the most part, and I felt as if they were real people. The only character I would have liked more depth from was Theodora's obsessed-with-football (soccer) love interest, Kevin. I wasn't really sure what she saw in him!

I've heard Theodora's Diary described as sort of a Christian Bridget Jones' Diary, and I would have to agree with that. It was a fun read, but the plot moved slowly for me, and it took me awhile to finish. I haven't decided yet if I'll read on in the series. There are two more books,Theodora's Wedding and Theodora's Baby.
  • Andriodtargeted
This is truly a five-star winner. Witty writing without being overly sarcastic, clever characterization that keeps each person rich and intriguing in the reader's mind.

Theodora is refreshingly realistic. She is not smart, beautiful or even particularly spiritual at the start of the book, but she is likable and her adventures are fun to follow. She is a colorful personality, and the people surrounding her are equally interesting--her Greek-obsessed mother, football-crazed plumber boyfriend, the Aussie Reverend "Digger" Graves, and maternal Pollyanna Mrs. Hubble. Each of them makes the plot vibrant and fast-paced. They are all consistent, and any emotional and spiritual changes are both believable and satisfying.

The faith element is handled with tongue-in-cheek, but also with a skilled painter's brush. The Christian stereotypes are all present, and somehow they are both endearing and laughable. This comical backdrop, however, only enhances the brilliance of characters like Miss Chamberlain, who radiate Christ.

The pun-ny writing is laugh-out-loud (or groan-out-loud) funny, reflecting dry British humor. I loved the way the prose rambled along, interspersed with moments of cheekiness that almost took me by surprise. I loved the lack of jaded sophistication, the absence of the kind of biting sarcasm that seems to always be putting someone down.

I can't recommend this book enough. I have to mention, however, that there are several references that are purely British in nature, and may not seem that funny to an American reader. My husband had no idea what a "bloke" was, while I found reference to a "Bible for Blokes" uproarious.

Fun reading. I can't help thinking that fans of Betty Neels would enjoy this book. I can't wait to read the sequel, "Theodora's Wedding."