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And the Shofar Blew by Francine Rivers
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And the Shofar Blew (edition 2003)

by Francine Rivers (Author)

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2004 winner of a Retailer's Choice award from Christian Retailing In the Old Testament, God called his people to action with the blast of the shofar, a ram's 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 Paul's 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 God's plan.… (more)
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Title:And the Shofar Blew
Authors:Francine Rivers (Author)
Info:Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (2003), 464 pages
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He seemed like the perfect pastor to lead Centerville Church. She seemed like the perfect pastor’s wife. When Paul Hudson eagerly accepted the call to pastor the struggling church, he had no idea what to expect. He only hoped he could please the Lord with his plans and hard work. It didn’t take long for Paul to turn the church around. Everything was going so well, or so it seemed to him. His wife knew differently.
  StarBethlehem | Aug 12, 2019 |
I don't read a lot of Christian fiction but I loved this book as it speaks of a reality that few people talk about. A young, enthusiastic and dynamic Pastor is given too much power and has too little accountability in a growing church. He justifies this on the basis that if it is growing it must be a sign of God's blessing and so he continues to move forward gradually using more and more of his own strength and less and less of God's. The change happens over a long period so is less obvious to acquaintances but very obvious to those close to him. He begins to treat family and friends with contempt thinking that they don't understand him or aren't "gifted" in the same way. There is only one way the story can end...

Pride and ambition can creep into any Christian's life and ministry and this book is a timely warning especially for those in leadership who might lead others astray. In this book the Pastor has many superficial admirers that continue to praise him and his works even when his sin is hurting others and should be obvious to him. He is blinded to his sin and ignores those that care for him and try to warn him for his own sake, preferring the praise and admiration of those who will soon get bored and move on to someone else. Those who praise him are in reality a stumbling block to him as they allow him to continue in pride.

Recommended for all Christian readers ....as a reminder to stay humble, listen to God and to those that really care about our Spiritual walk. ( )
  sparkleandchico | Aug 31, 2016 |
Excellent story for a book club discussion. Francine Rivers creates a story that modern families can relate to. ( )
  cati11 | Aug 29, 2013 |
NO OF PAGES: 435 SUB CAT I: Fiction SUB CAT II: SUB CAT III: DESCRIPTION: God summoned the ancient Israelites with the blast of a ram's horn. And he still calls people to action today! Dynamic young preacher Paul Hudson is committed to building his church---but at what cost? As he and his congregation struggle to live out their faith, they must choose between man's will---and God's.NOTES: Purchased online from CBD. SUBTITLE:
  BeitHallel | Feb 18, 2011 |
. Dynamic young preacher Paul Hudson is committed to building his church - but at what cost? As Paul's 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 man's will, and God's. ( )
  Lynngood | Jun 28, 2010 |
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Samuel Mason sat parked in his white DeSoto across the street from Centerville Christian Church. The old place was like him; it had seen better days. Half a dozens shingles were still missing from the steeple, blown off in a windstorm three years ago. The paint was chipped, revealing aging gray clapboards. One of the high, arched windows was cracked. The lawn was dying, the roses overgrown, and the birch tree in the courtyard between the church, fellowship hall, and the small parsonage had some kind of beetle killing it.
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