Pat G'Orge (pronounced Gee-or-jay) - Walker is in a league of her own. This accomplished Christian author and comedienne has an amazing mind and talent for turning her observations of church life into gems of sidesplitting humor. It is her own special gift from God that enables G'Orge-Walker to depict the often ridiculous antics of church folk without subverting the Good News or watering down the potency of its message.
Pat G'Orge-Walker has paid a high price for the ever-present smile on her face. This Mt. Vernon, New York PK (preacher's kid) has survived a raging house fire; a violent assault; a car crash that mangled her body and a viral infection that left her temporarily blinded. Through it all, Pat quietly soaked in material from her father's Baptist congregation and her mother's Pentecostal assembly to create the stories that keep readers and audiences howling with laughter. Pat is a 'kept woman' whose life is held firmly and safely in God's hand. Mercy and compassion season every word spoken or written by Pat, who makes her story palpitate in the hearts of people who readily relate to victory over adversity.
The First Lady of Gospel Comedy forges a successful career as author and comedian. She has paved the way for many others in both fields. Pat's storytelling is likened to Zora Neale Hurston's folklore'a documentation of American culture and church life in literature.
Sisters Chyna and Janelle were very close to one another, but they were complete opposites. Both were equally beautiful, but Chyna was very conservative and saved. Janelle was a outspoken free spirit that took risks that Chyna would never dream of. When Chyna married Rev. Grayson Young and became First Lady of New Hope, she was content with how her life turned out...that was until her husband passed away. Her life then became a world wind of despair, and she didn't know if she was coming or going. Since Rev. Young's passing, she didn't know what her place would be in the church. Normally, if the Pastor of the church passes away, the church becomes a lot of chaos with no direction in mind. But in this case, it was the opposite. The elders wanted the congregation to band together and keep the church on track. Soon, Chyna realizes that not everything is the way it seems.
With Chyna grieving her husband's sudden death, someone from her sister's past suddenly appears and all of the past hurt has resurfaced. Not only that, the Pastor's aide is giving her grief and it is not pretty. While all this is going on, the one person Chyna can confide in is Deacon Pillar. Deacon Pillar is a true man of God and holds no punches. He will tell it like it is, and if you don't like it, oh well. Chyna will find out that forgiving yourself can be one of the most hardest things you could ever do. Will she be able to forgive and let go?
In the novel Somebody's Sinning In My Bed, author Pat G'Orge-Walker put together a book about happiness, forgiveness, sadness, faithfulness, and the list could go on and on. You are immediately taken in by each character and how the saints in the church are sinners that have not changed, and don't intend to.Read more ›
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Pat has done IT again. IT being biblical insight and views brought to the page without preaching. This writer has a witty and delightful way to entertain and enlighten her reader. She's slick with words and situations that keep you engaged in the reading and plot. I loved the ride and colorful characters. Whether you're actively involved in a church or not, you can relate to or know at least one of God's creations in this book. We meet REAL humans dealing with and expressing real emotions, wants, needs and experiences. This is an author who has put her stamp on Christian Fiction with a comedic flair. What I found creative was G'Orge-Walker has taken a biblical verse and situation and put her own spin to it. Loved It! A must read.
With drama worthy of being featured on Eyewitness News, Author Pat G'orge-Walker's latest novel begins with a bang. Chyna and Janelle are sisters who carry a whole lot of baggage around, neither forgiving the other for past indiscretions but both needing that sisterly bond.
Chyna is married to the Reverend Grayson leader of New Hope Assembly. She is aware that her husband not only reaches out and touches the members of his church; he has also made a name for himself at the Sweet Bush Lounge.
A deadly catastrophe takes place at the Sweet Bush Lounge and Reverend Grayson and wife Chyna are thrust into the spotlight. Chyna is at a lost when the media and investigators come calling, trying to piece together what happened. She turns to her sister Janelle who tries to protect Chyna although she holds a deep long time grudge against her.
Everybody at New Hope assembly is stunned at the turn of events but instead of coming together in the slanderous fall out of the first family, the church begins to point fingers and toss around assumptions. Some people make judgments all the time never one day thinking they'll be judge themselves, and this holds true for Pastor's aide Sister Blackstone and the church board members.
During all the chaos, Cordell Janelle's first love comes back to town to try and help the sisters but his presence only brings back buried resentment between the sisters.
Somebody's Sinning in My Bed will have you engrossed in church folk business and you may raise and eyebrow or two as you read how the characters go about resolving their dilemmas and issues. Everyone has their own way to deal with certain situations, as you will see when some characters are thrown a curve ball or two.
Deacon Pillar had me laughing with his outlandish ways! This is a wonderful read with a clear message that speaks volumes!
Locksie ARC Book Club Inc.
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In the latest book by Pat G'orge Walker (also known as Sister Betty), Chyna and Janelle are two sisters who have shared more than blood. The truth is they share spirits that have been broken by their own poor choices, unhealthy relationships, low self-esteem, and a void left by the premature death of their parents. They've also shared a man; the once manipulative, now humbly saved Cordell, who, after several years away, finds himself back in the middle of the sisters' lives and their drama.
All parties are brought together after the infamous death of Chyna's husband and Cordell's former college roommate, the esteemed Reverend Grayson Young in a seedy sex club in Brooklyn. As the story unfolds, a cast of shady and judgemental church folk, particularly the high and mighty Sis. Eartha, use their twisted version of Christianity to bring the sisters down and protect the good name of their no good Pastor.
Walker captivates you with her one of a kind, straightforward writing style. In other words, she tells it like it is, was, and ever will be...all within the scope of 200+ pages. Her characters are wild and unkempt; loud, fence straddlers at whom you want to scream but also hold close; slap around a few times and of course, pray for fervently. In spite of the scandalousness of their actions, you root for them because you want them to redeem themselves...quick! With every page turn, you want them to get it together because they remind you of your own journey to God and the expansiveness of His grace.
Tracey Michae'l Lewis [...]
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