Jody Lynne

Intersecting Life and Faith

Book Review

When I asked Moody Publishing to send me jump off the hormone swing I confess I chose it for the picture on the cover, a woman swinging upside down on her swing. I thought I would be reading some 'fluff' about how to get through PMS and menopause. I was wrong. Author Lorraine Pintus succeeded in writing a well researched, well thought out book regarding the delicate subject of the cycle of life women experience beginning in their early teens. This book is filled with research from medical doctors, testimonies from the author's life and 1,500 women she interviewed. Most importantly the book is grounded in the Word of God. It bursts with humor, taking the edge off a very important and serious matter, the effect hormones have on our lives as women and those who live with us. Pintus addresses the Physical, Mental/Mood and Spiritual symptoms faced by women of all ages telling us in her book how we can embrace what happens on a daily basis. The reader is encouraged throughout the book, in the midst of imbalanced emotions and raging hormones , to choose a Christlike reaction to everything we face. In her chapter Perilous Attitudes, I was thrilled to read what I have been trying to put in words myself for several years. As the mother of three daughters I have wanted to encourage them that
Menstruation is a normal, natural part of being a woman. To hate the process that is intrinsically a part of me is in effect, to hate myself."
jump off the hormone swing is the best book I have read on the delicate subject of feminine issues. It covers many aspects of why we experience the highs and lows of changing, raging hormones, giving many helps and resources to see us through those times. Ultimately she challenges the reader to turn to God's Word as the standard and compass for every issue women face. I highly recommend this book for any age girl or woman who wants help and encouragment in navigating the life of femininity God intended for every female. For my readers who live locally I would love to share this book with you. I received this book free from Moody Publishers as a part of their Blogger Reveiw Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you for this review. I am looking forward to reading this book. Lorraine is a friend of mine and authentic in her walk with the Lord. She is a gifted writer. ~

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