Monday Morning Faith – Lori Copeland | A Review

Every once in a while, when I’m browsing the books at my favorite library, I’ll come across a real treasure. The title intrigues me, and the summary even moreso, so I check it out. Within days, I’ve finished it and want to tell everyone I know how much I loved it!

The book I’m talking about today, Monday Morning Faith, is one of those books. I started reading it a few days ago and couldn’t stop. I was reading when I got up in the morning, while I ate breakfast, on car rides (which I never do, as I usually experience motion sickness), before bed, and any time I found in between. I finished it in a bit less than four days, and while I’m sad that I’m done with it, it was a refreshing read, and very good for my faith in the Lord when it comes to missions.

So…it’s been quite a while since I wrote a review on this blog. But I’m happy to be bac now! The reason I haven’t been around since November of last year is because I don’t read books to review …when I love a book, I review it, if that makes sense. 🙂

I hope you enjoy this spoiler-free review on one of the best books I’ve read in a long time! ❤


Monday Morning Faith by Lori Copeland


A librarian named Johanna;

A library patron named Sam;

And all of Jo’s closest friends, both old and new.


Johanna Holland has spent most of her adult life working as head librarian, as well as dutifully caring for her parents, who live with her at home. She doesn’t have much variation in her life, as she’s not all that keen on change. But when she stumbles upon Sam, a man with a passion for missions and the natives of Papau New Guinea, she finds her life changing, both spiritually and emotionally. More than ever before, she can see the Lord is challenging her to have more than just Monday Morning Faith.


what I liked:

  • the unpredictable turn of events. I was surprised by each turn of events! Usually, I’m able to see things coming, so this was a nice change.
  • the main characters and their roles in the story. They were very likeable and relatable, even though they’re a good bit older than I am. I tend to relate to my elders way more than my peers, anyway. haha
  • the two very different settings. I told you I wouldn’t spoil anything, so I’ll just say that getting to see the characters in two entirely different situations was wonderful.
  • the way the whole book had me wanting (no, needing) to read more. That’s why I finished it in about four days; I couldn’t put it down!!
  • the author’s sense of humor. Most of the book was serious, but Copeland also surprised me with her jokes; I loved them!

Do I Recommend It?

Do you…

  • love Christian fiction/romance? Yes!!! This one was absolutely amazing.
  • love reading about missions? Yes!! It was very realistic and intriguing.

Thanks for reading my review! If you have any questions about the book, I would be happy to answer your questions (spoiler-free) in the comments below. x

~ Maggie

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15 thoughts on “Monday Morning Faith – Lori Copeland | A Review

  1. Great review! So, does a good amount of the book take place in the library? I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with a library setting! This one sounds really good – I’ll have to add it to my must read list, thanks. 🙂

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  2. Wow, what a great review!!! So well written. Not too much to give it away but just enough to let you know if you want to read it or not. Wonderful! I love that you only review the books that you like. To me that gives it a good opinion.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! I’m happy that you liked it 🙂 Yeah, I tried out reading books solely to review in the past, and that wasn’t right for me, lol. I like to read at my own pace and for my enjoyment, not for the sake of telling anyone else.

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    1. It is! I absolutely loved it. A majority of the book is based in the library where the main character works, which was a different and fun setting to read about. Thank you! If you do get it, I hope you enjoy. 🙂

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