(Book Review) Not Who I Imagined

Not Who I ImaginedReviewed by: Alexis J. Colon, writing student


Title: Not Who I Imagined: Surprised by a Loving God

Author: Margot Starbuck

Publisher: Baker Books

Publication Date: March 2014

Format: Paperback

Length: 243 Pages


This book chronicles Margot Starbuck’s journey to discover God’s acceptance and love. Her anecdotes and observations about choosing to “live mask-free” and “in our belovedness” are not only witty and engaging, they also are honest and full of confession.

Whereas this story can be a great encouragement to young mothers or anyone struggling to find an identity in Christ, I strongly caution buyers to consider the subjective nature of this book. Though many scriptures are referenced, not all are cited. Starbuck describes her topic exclusively from her own theological point of view. This might confuse readers who have limited knowledge of the scriptures or Christian theology.


Rating (1 to 5)

3 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience


Christian Impact

If you are looking for a casual read about one woman’s encounter with a loving God, though, Not Who I Imagined would make a change of pace item for your bookshelf.

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