And the Shofar Blew by Francine Rivers

By Francine Rivers

2004 winner of a Retailer's selection award from Christian Retailing within the outdated testomony, God known as his humans to motion with the blast of the shofar, a ram's horn. God nonetheless calls his buyers. during this appropriate and well timed modern novel, dynamic younger preacher Paul Hudson is devoted to development his church—but at what expense? As Paul's zeal and ambition construct, he loses sight of the one that known as him. As Paul and people round him fight to figure what it actually ability to reside out their religion, they need to eventually make a choice from their very own will or God's plan.

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During spring break of Eunice’s senior year at Midwest Christian, Paul had driven her home to Pennsylvania to meet her parents. Her father’s and mother’s reserve had made him doubly conscious of everything he said and did, but he had been single-minded in gaining their acceptance. Not that he needed to worry. They showered him with love and attention. “I was lucky to have five minutes a day with my father,” Paul had told her later. ” Paul was becoming busier with each month that passed. She was concerned, but not distressed.

Keep their distance, Stephen thought cynically, and pulled his wallet from his back pocket. He extracted a twenty and handed it to Sally, who punched the amount into the register and handed him his change. He put a 20 percent tip on the counter as he stood. ” He’d needed the few minutes of human interaction before he went back to self-inflicted solitude. She grinned. ” She folded the bills and tucked them into her apron pocket. ” He gave her a casual salute. The bell jingled as he went out the door.

You just don’t understand. You came from a little church that had no possibility of growth. There’s potential here. ” It wasn’t the right time to tell him he might be trying too hard to follow in his father’s footsteps. ” “The older members, maybe, but the new people coming in have other tastes. The suggestion box indicates a change is needed if we’re going to turn newcomers into members. ” Eunice walked along Main Street, wishing she could talk again with her father and mother. They might have been plain folks with little education, but they had possessed more wisdom than she had seen in some pastors who shepherded flocks in the thousands.

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