“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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I don’t want to ever get to the point that it would take the loud blast of a shofar to get my a The storyline held my attention, but I grew very tired of disliking the main male character.

He does well initially, but his pride and pursuit of material things gets the better of him. Tuesday, April 12, From the Archives: I’m gr Excellent book! To view it, click here. Dec 07, Angela R. It’s all about God, not your ambition. Let God be the center of it all. Paul- new seminary graduate who moves to California, with his wife, to be the pastor.

A great narrative on the struggles of Christian life. I may pick it up this year. Oh, just came to me.

The first few chapters were kind of boring, shpfar I guess it was necessary for Rivers to write that way to establish the following shoafr. 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!

I look forward to listening to all of the books I can find by this auth I’d never read anything by this author and have missed a lot.

“And the Shofar Blew” – Book Review – Christian Books Review, Excerpts

It touches the very core of the corruption and hypocrisy there is in the Christian Body today. Blee was really irritated when Paul always said that this and that were signs from God, and that he should continue with whatever projects he had in mind, when it was so clear that it was just to fulfill his vanity. Jun 06, Amy Dunn rated it really liked it.


Thanks Francine for This shotar made me cry, As a pastor’s daughter, it felt like Francine was telling my story, what my mother went through, my brothers became rebellious, my dad falling ill and dying in the middle of all my parents separated. Many people will leave, and the church as it was known may die. But I think many don’t want to think this Sbofar a problem.

And the Shofar Blew

I enjoyed the story, and found the plot to be compelling. I always learn so much from Francine Rivers’ writing about the heart and character belw the Lord. In this relevant and timely novel, dynamic young preacher Paul Hudson is committed to building his church—but at what cost?

Recommended for all Christian readers If only his wife could see it his way.

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This book was incredible. I rejoiced and grieved with the characters. God used the OT prophet Samuel to annoint David king. Kind of too far fetched. Then just as you fall in love with them and the other sweet characters of this story, the tale twists and the reality of sin becomes all too visible to the reader. I recommend it to those seeking a realistic but hope-filled glimpse into the life of church leadership as well as people in leadership who want a fresh reminder into the dangers of pride.

Even when it is hard, we need to be honest and look at ourselves and repent of the sin we find in our heart, which should be the heart of our practice of communion. I especially appreciated the honest way she portrayed the anguish and faith of the pastor’s wife. Many are familiar with the great line from Spiderman: Often, the reverse is also true: Tragically, he’s been all but shut out, and his poor wife, Abby, at this point, must wonder if she’s a costume designer to some Opera diva rather than a singing angel in a church production.


Perhaps Francine can write a sequel to And the Shofar Blew. If not for her faith, I wonder what would have happened at the end of the book. We cannot water down His shed blood and expect Him to work in our lives on our terms.

Rivers would be waayy In this relevant and timely novel, dynamic young preacher Paul Hudson is committed to building his church—but at what cost? I don’t believe this makes Eunice a less appealing character; as a reader, I found myself drawn to her and hurting for her.

Others see it, they keep it from going anywhere.

If only his wife, Eunice, could see it that way. This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. As for the themes in this book, I cannot agree more about. I don’t want to ever get to the point that it would take the loud blast of a shofar to get my attention! I admit to being a little nervous in the middle that b,ew Paul and his wife would get divorced and then she would be free to marry Steven.

Eunice endured trial after trial from this man and the congregation–couldn’t we see some of the worldly payback that surely came Paul’s way? Okay, tthe characters’ names were creative bllew I think a little cheesy Samuel- is one of the elders in the fledgling congregation.

Sins ARE forgiven, but in the real world, consequences always come fast and hard for those who stray.