Jesus and the Beanstalk Book Review

Jesus and the Beanstalk by Lori Stanley Roeleveld book review.

                             Book info
About the book:

Jesus and the Beanstalk: Overcoming Your Giants and Living a Fruitful Life (Abingdon Press, September 2016)

What if a fairy tale and ten Bible verses could free you to live an effective, fruitful life in Christ?

We live in unsettling, challenging times. Everywhere we look, we see giant problems: giant obstacles to sharing faith, giant barriers to peaceful lives, giant strongholds of fear. But what if you knew eight small secrets to unlocking a strength big enough to overcome whatever obstacle life may bring?

Using allegory and a bit of humor, Jesus and the Beanstalk explores a passage in 2 Peter 1 to uncover eight truths that will help you unleash a larger-than-life faith:

-Affection for others


In this creative, refreshing perspective on spiritual growth, you will discover an unyielding strength when you tap the power of a God who is stronger than any beanstalk and bigger than your biggest giants.

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About the author:

Lori Stanley Roeleveld is the author of Running from a Crazy Man (and other adventures traveling with Jesus) and Red Pen Redemption. Her blog,, was voted Top 100 Christian Blogs by and has enjoyed over 1.5 million views. Lori lives in Hope Valley, RI.

Book review:

This book was full of Biblical truths. Her writing style was easy to understand…not a whole bunch of technical mumbo jumbo.

We all face giant opstacles in our lives that seem way to difficult for us to do anything about, however, God is in the business of using ordinary (small) people to do extraordinary things for God’s kingdom. Lori did a great job encouraging her readers to not let the giants in our lives become bigger than our God. She gives evidence to the many times in the Bible that God used small people to slay the giants.

I believe there is a lot one can learn from this book…a great many things to strength ones faith, however, I did at times find it a little difficult to keep my focus on the book. I think, perhaps, she went on a little long when making her points.

Aside from my attention being diverted, at times, I feel overall this is a very good book. Readers can learn a great deal that will help them to grow in their faith from this book.

I would give this book 4 stars.

Litfuse Review

Blessings, Kasey



One thought on “Jesus and the Beanstalk Book Review

  1. Always enjoy your book reviews. This one does sound interesting. Checked it out, but a bit pricy for me, but may find it on another site more reasonable. Love to read, but on a budget since retired. I use to do reviews for authors, and recently started again. I like reading yours for pointers on how I can better review, but if price is agreeable, I also do buy books sometimes. Thanks for sharing, Kasy. 🙂 I will grab your button for my website. Thanks.
    Would love to see you come share on my Pictorial Friday or my Sunday Scripture Blessings blog hops.


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