“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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“And the Shofar Blew” – Book Review

Francine once again captures your heart in a grace-filled, love-giving, heartbreaking, faith-building, and redemption-filled story. I wish I could re-write my family’s story, but God knows best. I could not put it down.

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

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is an all time favorite of ours. Ahofar a persistent intercessor. I think I like her historical books waaaaaay more.

It was tragic to watch how the main male character, Paul, rationalised things as his relationship with God diminished. Leaves Centerville and relocates to another town. Imagine my surprise when I realized it was set in modern times And confronting the megachurch mindset. Stephen Decker, because of his ability to overcome his internal struggles, and Paul, because of his impatience and his ever present need to impress his father which he obviously did wrongly. Mar 22, Louise rated it liked it Shelves: I’m saying there is more to the story.


Again, Lois is Timothy’s grandmother as she is in the bible.

She was the perfect pastor’s wife. Return to Book Page. I’m not a huge fan of Christian fiction sorry! I was eager to get to the part where he would have a change of heart Add to that the fact that I’m not a romance novel fan at all and it’s a wonder that I like Francine Rivers Mrs.

I don’t know if it was grief for Eunice and Timothy because of the ugliness of Paul and what he turned into or if it was the aspects of Paul that I could identify with; the same false motives and selfish attitudes that I know I have operated under before in my own life. This is the story of a young Pastor and his wife who accept the call to a small dying church. Lists with This Book. I admit to being a little nervous in the middle that perhaps Paul and his wife would get divorced and then she would be free to marry Steven.

I mean Eunice could have left her manipulative jack-ass of a husband and married Decker who was wonderful, but she didn’t she pretended nothing was wrong and escaped behind “it’s my wifely duty to support my husband and keep my trap shut” so she gets minimum wage in her middle age and another thirty years before she can even think of retiring.

I’m grateful that she stressed how difficult things can be yet what God’s Design for marriage truly is. Oct 22, Kellie Coatney rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving….

Anyways, only God could have changed his heart, and it did happen. No trivia or quizzes yet. It centers on a church and the community in which it is situated. Written with compassion about true everyday problems involving Christian ministry, the story brings to light the backdrop behind concentrating on ourselves instead of searching and relying on God to accomplish His church without walls.


Basically, Paul does three despicable things: Mar 27, Suzette S rated it it was amazing.

And the Shofar Blew

Size of building and number of people in the pews seemed to define success or failure. I lived 33 years in the same community as Francine Rivers and saw this story happen “in real life.

Nlew tend to love charismatic leaders, but we need to pray bldw them. Lord, let me never stop hearing your still, small voice. And the I read this book in 7 hours. There is only one way the story can end To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. When the elderly pastor suffers a serious health crisis and has to retire, Samuel persuades his crusty fellow elders that the church should go on, but with a new pastor.

Many people will leave, and the church as it was known may die. I wanted this book to be a 5 star, indeed, the excellent writing and spiritual theme deserved it, but in the end Paul and Eunice bothered me too much to give it higher than a four.