Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 448 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in
Published: January 22, 2004
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0842365834
ISBN - 13: 9780842365833
About the Book
In this relevant and timely contemporary novel, dynamic young preacher Paul Hudson is committed to building his church--but at what cost? In the Old Testament, God called his people to action with the blast of the shofar, ram's horn. Will Paul hear God's call as he struggles with the choice between his will and the Lord's plan?
From the Publisher
2004 winner of a Retailers Choice award from Christian Retailing
In the Old Testament, God called his people to action with the blast of the shofar, a rams horn. God still calls his people today. In this relevant and timely contemporary novel, dynamic young preacher Paul Hudson is committed to building his church-but at what cost? As Pauls zeal and ambition build, he loses sight of the One who called him. As Paul and those around him struggle to discern what it truly means to live out their faith, they must ultimately choose between their own will or Gods plan.
From the Jacket
"He seemed like the perfect pastor to lead Centerville Christian Church. She was the perfect pastor''s wife."
When Paul Hudson accepted the call to pastor the struggling church, he had no idea what to expect. But it didn''t take long for Paul to turn Centerville Christian Church around. Attendance was up-way up. Everything was going so well. If only his wife could see it that way. Still, he tried not to let her quiet presence disturb him. She knew something wasn''t right, and it hadn''t been for a long time. . . .
Eunice closed the bedroom door quietly and knelt beside her bed.
" I''m drowning, God. I''ve never felt so alone. Who can I turn to but you, Lord? Where else does a pastor''s wife go for help when her marriage is failing and her life is out of control? Who can I trust with my anguish, Lord? Who but you?"
Grasping her pillow, she pressed it tightly to her mouth so that her sobs would not be heard.
About the Author
Francine Rivers received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market and her books won numerous awards. In 1986, she became a born-again Christian and started writing Christian fiction. Her book, Redeeming Love, is a retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush. Her Christian novels have won numerous awards including four Rita Awards, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, she was inducted into the Romance Writers' of America Hall of Fame. She is the author of Lineage of Grace series, Mark of the Lion series, and Sons of Encouragement series.
"Francine Rivers'' latest work lives up to her reputation as a truly gifted Christian writer ... Her prose and style are poetic ... I have anxiously awaited for this book since I found out in February that it was due in May and I was not disappointed.," "As I read through I was amazed at the various parts of my own personal and professional journey where I may have taken credit for things I had done and not given all the glory and honor to the one who so rightfully deserved it - Our Lord! As a wife and mother I was married to my job and my family suffered a great deal. I laughed, cried and was amazed at how the story really grabbed me.," "Please read this book. There is no way you will be disappointed."