“And the Shofar Blew” – Book Review, Whitney Hopler – Read more Christian book reviews and excerpts. In the Old Testament, God called His people to action with the blast of the shofar, a ram’s horn. He still calls His people this relevant. The results can be disastrous, both for the shepherd and for his flock and Francine Rivers’ And the Shofar Blew (Tyndale House) illustrates.

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I would recommend this book to anyone-male or female- for a heart-changing story.

Her husband’s church went to pieces way too fast, too. In And the Shofar Blew, author Francine Rivers correlates the instrument of the Day of Atonement and Jubilee to one man coming to terms with his own sin of blind ambition.

Rivers, but it won’t be the last. And why are they not chosen? I don’t want to ever get to the point that it would take the loud blast of a shofar to get my attention!

But personal ambition and pride really changed his character and his way of life. Sure, it sucks you in and makes you want to read it. Tragically, he’s been all but shut out, and his poor wife, Abby, at this point, must wonder if she’s a costume designer to some Opera diva rather than a singing angel in a church production.

She is a member of Romance Writers of America’s coveted Hall of Fame as well as a recipient of the Lifetime New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers continues to win both industry acclaim b,ew reader loyalty around the globe.

Paul’s mother’s name is Lois unlike in the bible where Lois is Eunice’s mother making her Timothy’s grandmother. Pastor of Centerville Christian Church. Damascus Road experiences do happen, but the turnaround can include massive struggles.


He begins to treat family and friends with contempt thinking that they don’t understand him or aren’t “gifted” in the same way.

As you all know the church I attend as had declining attendance for several years. And the local fame and notoriety he had received would cause local news media thf dig up lurid details and extensively cover the “fall” blw both the iconic pastor and his church, fueling negative attitudes of the local population toward all Christian churches.

Recommended for all Christian readers But it didn’t take long for Paul to turn Centerville Christian Church around. Learn how your comment data is processed. Rivers did a good job ans making her characters a realistic mixture of good and bad, but halfway through the story you can’t remember any reason to like Paul, which may have been the author’s intent, the only person who could love him was Christ and it would take A LOT faith in Christ to love such a jerk.

June 1, Binding: The narration was divine. Sep 25, Angie hte it liked it.

Book Review: AND THE SHOFAR BLEW- By Francine Rivers – Christ a poet

This is a powerful and riveting book which shows the sad path many of our churches are taking today. I enjoyed this story for the depth and a story line that is, sadly, so real.

Eunice closed the bedroom door quietly and knelt beside her bed.

Others see it, they keep anr from going anywhere. I’m grateful that she stressed how difficult things can be yet what God’s Design for marriage truly is. Tuesday, April 12, From the Archives: When Paul accepted the call to pastor the struggling church, he had no idea what to expect. Perhaps Francine can write a sequel to And the Shofar Blew. It’s been a while since I read one of Francine’s books.


Book Review: AND THE SHOFAR BLEW- By Francine Rivers

Her numerous bestsellers include Redeeming Love, A Voice in the Wind, and Bridge to Haven, and her work has been translated into more than thirty different languages. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Paul HudsonEunice Hudson.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: When Paul Hudson accepted the call to pastor the struggling church, he had no idea what to expect. The question for those in power is how to maintain humility and accountability. Dec 07, Angela R. Size of building and number of people in the pews seemed to define success or failure. Samuel provides wisdom throughout the book and teaches bible study.

I found this story a sobering reminder of how the slow fade hsofar sin can take you places you would never dream you would ever go. Very relatable for all Christian women.

Even the Lord took ONE day off! This book made me see its not really the numbers but seeing that you are right with GOD. Anyone who is familiar with Francine River’s writing blea not be disappointed with this book.

In the bible, Paul was called to the ministry. That minimum wage job at a fluorescent-lighted, stampeded by “just got my gov’t check” types, crammed with shoddy products made by Asian slaves hell-hole is her reward for patience and long-suffering.