By Francine Rivers
2004 winner of a Retailer's selection award from Christian Retailing within the outdated testomony, God referred to as his humans to motion with the blast of the shofar, a ram's horn. God nonetheless calls his buyers. during this correct and well timed modern novel, dynamic younger preacher Paul Hudson is devoted to construction his church—but at what rate? As Paul's zeal and ambition construct, he loses sight of the person who known as him. As Paul and people round him fight to figure what it really capability to reside out their religion, they need to finally choose from their very own will or God's plan.
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Samuel offered to pass out the bulletins Paul had printed off the computer he’d set up in Hank’s old office. Abby took charge of Timmy, eager to return to her old post as Sunday school teacher. A large arrangement of flowers had been sent by Paul’s parents and placed on the altar, and candles were lit on each side. Eunice came down the side aisle of the sanctuary and took her seat at the piano. Hollis sat beside Samuel and read the bulletin. He leaned over. ” He snorted. ” “Paul hired four students from Centerville High to help him move into the parsonage.
I don’t think I’ve seen you before. ” Lifting his cup, he smiled back over the brim and took a sip of the scalding brew. “My name’s Sally Wentworth, by the way. ” She looked from the Wall Street Journal to his work shirt. Stephen wondered if she was trying to get a fix on who and what he was. ” He smiled. ” She laughed. “Well, aren’t we all? ” 42 q Francine Rivers The cook slapped the bell twice. “Hey, Sally, quit pestering the customers. ” She looked back at Stephen and jerked her head. ” Charlie hollered from the back.
Samuel hoped when Paul Hudson looked out over his small flock that he wouldn’t see just age and infirmities, but hearts needing to be built up in the Spirit of the Lord. Eunice’s prelude ended with a melodious cascade of notes and a delicate chord. She rose gracefully, came down the steps, and took a seat in the front pew. A waiting silence fell over the congregation. Samuel doubted he was the only one holding his breath when Paul rose and stepped up to the pulpit. a Paul hoped those looking up at him couldn’t tell how nervous he was.
And the Shofar Blew by Francine Rivers