“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

This was a painful and difficult book to read in many ways because it was so realistic about what can go in in churches and with ministers and their wives. He still calls His people today. Apr 10, Catherine rated it really liked it. Size of building and number of people in the pews seemed to define success or failure.

This is the third book in a row I’ve read of hers and I just started a fourth. Also a persistent intercessor. As you all know the church I attend as had declining attendance for several years. At first I didn’t understand, but I’ve got to give Rivers credit, that is extremely realistic. His involvement in some unsavory things is portrayed as resulting from this.

I had just spent exactly 5 hours on computer homework, and I couldn’t take it anymore, so I sat on my anc, made some tea, put on my fire, and started reading.

That shofad nitwit got just what she deserved.

The results can be disastrous, both for the shepherd and for his flock This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Young, bright, enthusiastic, and full of energy and ideas, Paul hits the ground running. I am really having trouble putting to words my feelings about this book Some reviewers have critized Eunice’s inaction and ultra-submissiveness, but I’ve seen many amd pastors wives–lovely and godly women who are simply trying to please God despite their husband’s increasing neglect and even cruelty.


They begin this new chapter of life with zeal, passion, and love for one another. I’m grateful that she stressed how difficult things can be yet what God’s Design for marriage truly is. But I think many don’t want to think this IS a problem. Kind of too far fetched. This is an all time favorite of ours. 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.

I liked this one a little less than her others, and almost gave it 3 stars but decided on 4 because I think she gets points for dealing with a really difficult subject of how Christians – and pastors in particular – can really know whether we’re serving Christ or our own egos. The question for those in power is how to maintain humility and accountability.

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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. 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. New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers continues to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe.


You are commenting using your WordPress. Sep 01, Kathryn rated it it was amazing Shelves: But her blwe is admirable. May 28, Wendy Davis rated it it was ok.

It is rather thick with very small print so it took me awhile. Eunice- Paul’s wife and mother of Timothy. Mar 27, Suzette S rated it it was amazing. I finished this book last night and I didn’t want to put it down because I really wanted to see Pastor Paul burn.

The story is layered, as life I lived 33 years in the same community as Francine Rivers shofwr saw this story happen “in real life.

The reminder of God’s faithfulness to us even when we are not faithful to Him, and how the gospel is needed every day is uplifting. May 07, Cheryl rated it te was amazing. I don’t know if this “review” makes much WOW! I look forward to listening to all of the books I can find by this author. Jun 15, Natalie Vellacott rated it it was amazing Shelves: