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Second Sunday Mass Market Paperback – Bargain Price, March 1, 2009
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"Fresh, passionate and laugh-out-loud funny." (Dallas Morning News )
"Get ready for some Godly grit and gumption, served up hot and tasty." (Romantic Times )
"A funny, honest drama...Bowen deftly balances romance, church politics, and spirituality." (Greater Diversity News )
"Done with wit and intelligence. The cast is a delight." (Midwest Book Review )
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Certain members of the board like Cleavon Johnson don't have the congregation's best interest at heart during the selection process. The women of the church are peeved at the board and set out on a mission with the help of Sheba Cochran. Sheba sniffs out the good and the bad candidates. Finally, Rev. George Wilson is selected and he certainly has his work cut out for him. Not only does he become head of a church in turmoil, but he begins to fall in love with Sheba.
In "Second Sunday" there are many laugh-out loud situations that are strongly familiar for the regular black church attendee. While Bowens humorously uncovers the un-Christian actions of church members, she gracefully shows how God is in the midst when the congregation is on one accord.
It is interesting to experience the dynamics of the church not only from the pews but from behind the pulpit. This book teaches the lesson of what it means when we as Christians do not have pure intentions when doing the work of the Lord's. "Second Sunday" is also a story of forgiveness, love, old-style prayer and fervent worship. This book illustrates that God is the director, and He is always in control behind the scenes and the schemes. This is definitely an entertaining book about church folks!
Submitted by GoodGirlBookClubOnline.com reviewer, Sherna Graham
It is a mix of good versus bad, the saintly versus the sinner, nightclubs, prayer meetings, old men dressed like Super Fly, young hoochies and an all around hilarious time as Sister Louise Williams straightens everybody out. It is a quick and easy source of relaxing entertainment that no one should miss.
Reviewed by Alice Holman
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Greed is the driving force of this property being re-claimed by an ancestor of the owner. Redemption and prayer is part of what made this book a page turner. Church Folks her debut,was excellent now with Second Sunday Ms. Bowen has rapidly become one of my top 10.
Keep up the good work you have definitely satiated this Christians soul.
The book is about the lives of the people in Gesthemane Church in the outskirts of Illnois, around 1975. The 100th anniversary is slowly approaching and the pastor suddenly dies. Now it is up to the deacons to pick a new minister(they couldn't pick a good pastor, if it smacked them right between the eyes!!) much to the women's (of the church) dismay. So to help pick out the "right" pastor, the ladies of the church enlist the help of a former party girl, Sheila Cochran. Sheila defintlely knows the difference between smooth operator and an honorable man. It is then where the "fun" begins. When the church finally gets the right minister (George Wilson)there are certain people (Cleavon Johnson to name one) who are against him from the start and want to make sure that he doesn't become "permanent."
The book has some very funny moments. One example were the first two ministers that were considerd (read the book to understand what I am talking about). Another moment came when the whole church boycotted against the new minister, Earl Hamilton that was chosen (an Uncle Tom is what they called him). Any church would have responded the same way. My favorite part was when Mozelle stood up to her no good cheat of a husband Oscar (and the former church janitor) for his philandering ways and for being such a pompous ass.
I laughed and laughed as I read this book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Such a wonderful read. I loved the story and the glimpses of characters introduced in "Church Folk." Looking forward for more awesome stories.Published 2 months ago by Mae
Very good reading. This book is not all fiction. The "black" church is a very interesting place. There's absolutely no organization like it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael Watson
Hilarious read that took me back to my childhood church. But key factor here was the remembrance of what a God is able to do if you just trust in his word and believe.Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
This is a good book about church folks. There is a series to this. Read them all lots of truth and it does have some characters that are too funnyPublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
Gave it 5 stars because it held my attention the whole time. Couldn't wait to get back to it when I had to put it downPublished 18 months ago by Michele
Good read! I love how she describes her characters with such precision that you can actually see them!!!Published 22 months ago by loyce miller
Another funny yet inspiring read. This book will cause you to laugh, it will cause you to have more faith because Gods plan for his children is to have Godly leaders. Read morePublished on August 10, 2014 by Amazon Customer
The was in great condition I wish there was an opition to order more of the same title for my reading with saving on shiping.Published on August 4, 2014 by Renita Simmons Blanche