“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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It was tragic to watch how the main male character, Paul, rationalised things as his relationship with God diminished.
Book Review: AND THE SHOFAR BLEW- By Francine Rivers
I really felt blrw slapping him so many times, seeing the way he sidelined Samuel, Stephen and even his beloved wife Eunice and son Timothy. Sep 25, Angie rated it liked it.
Also, in scripture he calls Timothy his “son in the faith” yet they weren’t physically related. Open Preview See a Problem? We should have gotten hints earlier that it was in trouble. The book was a good reminder of what it means to build a church and follow God’s leading and what it looks like when you get it all wrong!
Great book, easy to read, no swearing. I grew up in a pastor’s home and understand the grace and sacrifices required.
If only his wife could see it his way. She holds up false righteousness for what it is – self-aggrandizement and pride. When Paul Hudson accepted the call to thw the struggling church, he had no idea what to expect. This book was incredible.
That stage was vividly portrayed by Rivers – her pitiful thoughts, her raging undercurrents, her lonesome self-pity, her virtuous prayers, and her heart for God. View all 9 comments. Those two themes were really evident throughout the 2nd half of the book.
I don’t know if it was grief for Shofat and Timothy because of the ugliness of Paul and belw 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.
Some reviewers have critized Eunice’s inaction and ultra-submissiveness, but I’ve seen many such pastors wives–lovely and godly women who are simply trying to please God despite their husband’s increasing neglect and even cruelty. I read this book in 7 hours. Leave a testimony Cancel reply Enter your comment here Pastor of Centerville Christian Church. Chinwendu Emenike And The Shofar Blew is a work of fiction that teaches humility, patience, temperance and forgiveness.
“And the Shofar Blew” – Book Review
As I look back, Rivers really did a fantastic job on the character of Paul – how he changed so subtly throughout the book until I couldn’t believe at one stage that he was a direct opposite of who he was now, compared to the beginning of the book.
Also, the book was full of cliche’s. Reunites with his daughter. She also beautifully worked in great forgiveness on multiple fronts throughout the novel, often with characters struggling to do what God wanted but most ultimately obeying. I really felt like sl My pastor’s daughter actually recommended this book to me. The storyline held my attention, but I grew very tired of disliking the main male character. Jun 15, Natalie Vellacott rated it it was thw Shelves: Kind of too far yhe.
A prayerful, quiet and humble wife. Paul started off being a godly and righteous man, always placing God first, being the perfect husband and son. Once you read the first few chapters you will find yourself engulfed in this modern day story that could be taking place right now.
In the bible, Paul was called to the ministry. Notify me of new posts via email. Apr 20, Deb Todd rated it it was amazing. My heart was refreshed by the honesty of life in ministry as well as the picture of how God WILL work all things for His good Sep 06, Andreea rated it really liked it. I am really having trouble putting to words my feelings about this book I was eager to get to the part where he would have a change of heart It just goes to show that nothing good can come out when men put other priorities above God.
“And the Shofar Blew” – Book Review – Christian Books Review, Excerpts
Basically, Paul does three despicable things: Jun 22, Dorothy rated it it was amazing. If only his wife, Eunice, could see it that way. 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.
He fights the lustful temptation, gets close to Samuel Mason, who helps him grow in the Christian faith. The wife in this story was not believable to me–no one could put with that much from her husband and remain so stoic.