(Book Review) Mennonite Meets Mr. Right

Mennonite Meets Mr. RightReviewed by: Elizabeth Tenney, Mt. Pleasant, MI



Title: Mennonite Meets Mr. Right

Author: Rhoda Janzen

Publisher: Hatchette Book Group, Inc.; NY

Publication Date: October 15, 2013

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 263 pages (including reading group guide)


This memoir picks up where Janzen’s previous book, Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, leaves off. She has met “Mr. Right” and the relationship is progressing. One of the surprising things she finds about her new “truck driver, weight lifting” guy, is that he has a strong Christian faith and is committed to his church.

Since she has spent her life, up to this point, trying to separate herself from the faith of her family of origin, this new circumstance is a little uncomfortable for her at first, but she gradually comes to embrace it.

Just as the couple begins to get serious, she finds out she has cancer. Mitch vows to stay with her through her illness, and eventually they get married. The best part of this book is the positive happy ending, where she she survives her illness and has built a Christ-centered life with Mr. Right.


Rating (1 to 5)

4 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience

A 24-35 audience of will appreciate the progression of the relationship from the adult dating scene through to the steady development of marriage.

Christian Impact

The book follows her growth of faith through both adversity and the love of a Godly man. It is a great example of a healthy Christ-centered relationship and the healing positivity of strong faith.

Other Notes

This title includes a reading group guide.

See companion review on Mennonite in a Little Black Dress posted 9/29/15

Elizabeth Tenney is a long time public library worker and lover of reading.

Interested in reviewing a book, movie, album, or other type of media for our website? We would love to hear from you! Find out more about how to submit media reviews.

About ECLA Web Team

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals. This account is managed by the ECLA Web Team.

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Leave a Comment, Question, or Suggestion

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: