Love and God By Oyindamola Depo-Oyedokun

My Review 
The story is centered around  Feyikemi, a young lady brought up by godly parents. But as it is with many pastors’ children who feel caged growing up, Feyikemi loses control when freedom smiles on her.
We see her struggle with the good she knew and the seeming joy and ecstasy  her relationship with Jason brought her.
Her faith is restored and she dates yet another. Her relationship this time looked all good and rosy till she found out she was in a relationship with another woman’s husband.
Determined to keep her faith,  she breaks up with Michael but without realizing that her godly conduct would be a stepping stone that would help Michael forgive his father and build his marriage again.
Love smiled on her for turning a new leaf and she eventually got married to the man of her dreams.

What I love about the book: 
*Characters were not much so it was easy to follow the plot.
*The way she carefully made each incident turn out: Jason got saved before he died, Feyikemi leading Jason to Christ taught Michael forgiveness and eventually made him seek to save his marriage. Dating Michael may have been wrong but it was while she was in this relationship that her best friend who had always been there for her found love too.
*The men Feyikemi dated knew how to cook. That made sense. LOL

What I found interesting : 
I would not want to use weird even though that is what I have in mind, but I actually  was in shock to read that Femikemi had to apologize to her parents for losing her virginity. I didn’t think that was necessary till I read the footnotes (a footnote gives insight into an action or event portrayed in a book)
Her parents were pastors and they demanded it from their flock traditionally. It was right she mentioned it and got that cleared so her parents would not assume she was still a virgin and constantly use her as an example to intimidate others.

I also found it weird that she always mentioned her past relationships while in the new; reiterating the sin, how far she had gone, and how God saved her. It may be okay for others but I felt it wasn’t necessary except maybe to emphasize the lessons to the audience.

Her dates seemed to be angles who never argued about her past, forgave her easily and were just too good. Lol.
Well,  I could understand them from the flashback. They also had bad pasts and needed forgiveness.

Point to Applaud: 
I must mention that the author of this novel  was just 16years old in 2017 when her book was published. Her understanding of godly values, purpose of marriage as seen through the counsel given by Feyikemi’s parents and the way she wrote about the romantic moments was way beyond her age. She did well.
And in a world were believers forget to seek God’s will when it comes to marriage, this book is a good read on that.

What I wished:
That Valerie her faithful friend got married, and not just date.

IMG_20180113_161235_582 (3)Finally : 
I loved the book, and my most interesting time with it was reading the footnote stories.

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