Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops: Choosing Extravagant Joy in the Midst of Everyday Mess-Ups

Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops: Choosing Extravagant Joy in the Midst of Everyday Mess-Ups

by Jane Jenkins Herlong


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*Gold Indie Winner, Silver Medalist in the Illumination Awards, and Selah Finalist

RHINESTONES ON MY FLIP FLOPS offers the message Jane lives by: prove people wrong and laugh while living your dreams.

Has your life ever flipped? The challenge is to not become a flop! Strap on your sandals and let RHINESTONES ON MY FLIP-FLOPS deliver joy and laughter in the midst of everyday mess-ups.

Professional Southern humorist and award-winning author Jane Jenkins Herlong uses humor, wisdom, and life stories from iconic biblical women to guide you through the inevitable blunders of life.

Learn from the flip-flops of Deceived Eve, Domestic Diva Martha and Whiny Naomi. Laugh and be inspired by honest (ouch) stories delivered with Jane's sparkling sense of humor. Add in some "rhinestoned" advice from modern Women of Wisdom (WOW). And you will learn how to keep the sparkle and shine on your God-given talents even as you experience life's inevitable flops!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478974345
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication date: 09/26/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 801,157
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

With a sense of humor and hard work, Jane traveled from her family farm to the runway of the Miss America Pageant all the way to performing at Radio City Music Hall. Jane crisscrosses the country sharing her down-home principles delivered with uptown humor. Combining humor, truth and her award-winning singing, Jane adds pizzazz to her presentations with life skills, helping audiences work smart, laugh often and live their dreams. She is also a Sirius XM humorist and award-winning author and professional singer, as well as a recent inductee into the Speaker Hall of Fame.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 I Did Not Want to Hear This… Period! 1

Chapter 2 Deceived Eve 5

Chapter 3 Domestic-Diva Martha 14

Chapter 4 Fearless, Fabulous Esther 45

Chapter 5 Mother-of-Nalions Sarah 71

Chapter 6 Salty Mrs. Lot 85

Chapter 7 Dynamic Duo Naomi and Ruth 95

Chapter 8 Proverbs 31 Woman Renovated 135

Chapter 9 Modern-Day Women of Wisdom 145

Chapter 10 Mary, Did You Know? 187

Chapter 11 Laughter in the Pews 195

Acknowledgments 215

Notes 217

About the Author 223

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Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops: Choosing Extravagant Joy in the Midst of Everyday Mess-Ups 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
In this life, we are bound to have difficult days, most of the time whether we want them or not. I find that humor can often help us get over some of the really difficult days and I want to ensure that everyone single woman I know reads, Rhinestones on my Flip-Flops by Jane Jenkins Herlong. Think of her as a bit of Erma Bombeck coupled with a southern Lady and you might just have touched the ice berg of what you will find tucked behind the covers of this wonderful book. The reason why I would recommend it to every woman alive is that there are things only women can relate to being a woman that is, from our periods, which Jane refers to that should be renamed as exclamation marks instead. Just reading that, I knew I found someone I could relate to and thus the adventure into this book begins. Using examples of both her own life's humor married to those classic examples we find in the Bible are woman, Jane refers to as WOW, women of wisdom. Sometimes those might come in the form of a mother, sister, best friends or just people you might make that connection with in the world. It unites us and makes us all look at life through a different perspective at times, and we all definitely need those when we feel we are at the end of our rope and its unwinding quickly. She labels these women by their own chapters like Deceived Eve, Domestic Diva Martha, to even Whiny Naomi and more. There are things we can learn from these women of the Bible even though we have read about them more times that we can recall. We all know that Eve was the first who didn't read Apple's Terms and Conditions thoroughly. Sound like you? I can relate, if I am being honest. So what might you learn from Eve besides learning that her husband would point the finger of blame at her when God asked, what happened? We have to remember that the crafty serpent was initially to blame and even though he tickled her ears with wanting to know everything like God, he failed to specify the consequences that might go along with those seemingly innocent choices she made. Do you know of anyone in your life that might be playing with a little fire themselves or maybe you are dealing with a moral dilemma. "I bet that serpent in the garden had Eve so mixed up that she could have been convinced to count Adam's ribs just to make sure that there was not another woman around. The enemy's greatest tool is deception and many, beyond reason and common sense, fall prey. Eve truly had it all and didn't even have to wish for world peace. If there had been a label to read it would have said 'perfect.' Did Adam wear the "plants" in the family? When God questioned him, he blamed Eve. Then Eve blamed the serpent. What else could she do? There was plenty of blame to go around, so God said to both Adam and Eve, "Sorry, out you go." I received Rhinestones on my Flip-Flops by Jane Jenkins Herlong compliments of Faith Words, a division of Hachette Book Groups and I am so glad I got this book. It would be such a fun study for women to work through this book together at church. I can imagine the friendships that would be made providing us with more WOW to hang out with, pray with or even cry with at times in our own life. The small section above it just a few short paragraphs of the wonderful eye opening humor and life lessons you will take away from this. I think at times reading this that Jane is my relative, we just don't know the connection yet or perhaps we are related by God's wonderful bloodline. If
Bookluvr4vr More than 1 year ago
This is a very interesting book about several different types of women in the Bible to learn good virtues and how to be humble with a little humor put in the mix. These are a few WOW (women of wisdom) characters we look at in the book.We look at Esther and her courage to know in her heart what was the right thing to do, even though her life was at stake. Then we look at Mary and Martha and how each woman had different feelings for the priorities.  We look at Sarah, Abraham's wife and how she took matters in her hands, because felt tired and dried up.  And let's  not forget Naomi and Ruth... both had many situations to over come, but kept their faith and God richly blessed them. There are more women mentioned in this book, but you get the point. Women role models that are good examples to learn by. I have liked this book, but it hasn't been my all time favorite. The humor was fairly good and well thought about. It always seemed to put a smile on my face. However, the book was just a so-so read for me. Sometimes I felt the topics and chapters wandered. However, that is just a matter of opinion. Lastly, I have to mention this was a complimentary copy of the book from Faith Words/Hachette Publishing company. 
Teadrinker More than 1 year ago
We all go through times of change. Everything is going along great and then all of a sudden, it isn't so great. In Rhinestones on my flip-flops, Jane Jenkins Herlong writes to encourage us to make the most of the flops and choose joy in the midst of them. Throughout Rhinestones on my flip-flops, Herlong mixes stories of Biblical women with stories from her life to help women see how to apply the Bible to today's life. She reminds women of the Bible stories of Eve, Martha and Mary, Esther, Sarah, Mrs. Lot, Naomi and Ruth, Mary the mother of Jesus and more. Each chapter is a mix of humor, wisdom, and encouragement to live a better life each day then you did before. According to Herlong, "Rhinestones on my flip-flops shows women how to thrive in the midst of life's changes and challenges." She reminds us that change is always happening in our lives and we should add some sparkle and shine to our"flip-flops" and make the best of them. I enjoyed Herlong's sense of humor and laughed out loud a few times while reading Rhinestones on my flip-flops. Each chapter of this fairly short book contains entertaining stories, some Biblical wisdom and some uplifting encouragement that could be applied during difficult times. I think this uplifting book could be encouraging to women of all ages and situations in life. I received this book from Faithwords/Hachette Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book.