And the Shofar Blew: by Francine Rivers
Author: Francine Rivers
|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.|
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He seemed like the perfect pastor to lead Centerville Christian Church. She was the perfect pastorís wife.
When Paul Hudson accepted the call to pastor the struggling church, he had no idea what to expect. But it didnít take long for Paul to turn Centerville Christian Church around. Attendance was upóway 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 wasnít right, and it hadnít been for a long time. . . .
Eunice closed the bedroom door quietly and knelt beside her bed.
Iím drowning, God. Iíve never felt so alone. Who can I turn to but you, Lord? Where else does a pastorís 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.
Physical Info: 1.21" H x 8.36" L x 5.52" W (0.83 lbs) 448 pages
Carton Quantity: 24
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
US SRP: 13.99 US
Pub Date: February 2004
Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and journalism. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market, and her books were highly acclaimed by readers and reviewers. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, a mother of three, and an established romance novelist.
Shortly after becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Francine wrote Redeeming Love as her statement of faith. First published by Bantam Books and then rereleased by Multnomah Publishers in the mid- 1990s, this retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush is now considered by many to be a classic work of Christian fiction. Redeeming Love continues to be one of the Christian Booksellers Associationís top-selling titles, and it has held a spot on the Christian best-seller list for nearly a decade.
Since Redeeming Love, Francine has published numerous novels with Christian themesóall best sellersóand she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous honors including the RITA award, the Christy award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, after winning her third RITA award for inspirational fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Francineís novels have been translated into over twenty different languages, and she enjoys best-seller status in many foreign countries including Germany, the Netherlands, and South Africa.
Francine and her husband, Rick, live in Northern California and enjoy the time spent with their three grown children and every opportunity to spoil their grandchildren. Francine uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, and she desires that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life.
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