“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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Paul- new seminary graduate who moves to California, with his wife, to be the pastor. Refresh and try again. Yet, I never felt she had any true remorse for just sitting there and never calling him out about his lack of faith or his emotional abuse to her and their son.

I sympathized and understood the characters and their actions. It was hard to read about the kind of pride that leads to this kind of thing Nov 29, Mandi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Paul building his platform and losing his family, a wife attracted to an available male, a teenage boy being ignored by the one he most wanted attuned to him.

Mason, architect, carpenter, Jack-of-all-trades, rehabilitating alcoholic, a divorcee with a runaway daughter. In old Jewish times, the shofar was sounded for people to assemble so they could confess and repent. Francine Rivers presents and then answers these questions very well in her book And the Shofar Blew. I was really irritated when Paul always said nlew 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 shofqr to fulfill his vanity.

Cindy’s Book Club: From the Archives: And the Shofar Blew, by Francine Rivers

Jun 15, Natalie Vellacott rated it it was amazing Shelves: Learn how your comment data is processed. The hero of the book, to my mind, is Samuel Aug 01, Carrie Daws rated it it was amazing Shelves: She did succumb to the Christian-fiction pitfall of having a too-perfect Christian character.


Who can I turn to but you, Lord? Jun 22, Dorothy rated it it was amazing. I first read her Redeeming Love more than a year ago and just recently picked up “And the Shofar Blew. I believe it will refresh and realign your walk with the Lord.

Affairs, projects, money, tweaking the Gospel here and there to in the congregation numbers, Prosperity Gospel and Grace Teachings, lust, marital and familial problems, praise and worship, traditionalists bleq modernists, activities, etc But it wasn’t thd central theme that kept me reading the book so much as it was watching how the central character maintained her faith – and used her faith – to work through distressing, hurtful and seemingly unsurpassable struggles. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

First, life sucks and just when you think finally your ship has come in all it unloads at the dock is a blue polyester vest and aching feet. This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. I’ve never felt so alone. He is blinded to his sin and ignores those that care for him and try to warn him for his own sake, preferring shovar praise and admiration of those who will soon get bored and move on to someone else.

Heather A wonderful book. His involvement in some unsavory things is portrayed as resulting from this. I don’t want to ever get to the point that it would take the loud blast of a shofar to ad my attention!

I just finished this book yesterday. 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 enjoyed the story, and found the plot to be compelling.

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This story – while fictional – is sadly all too true of many churches across America.

This book provides a very interesting and nuanced story about how a series of small decisions add up to huge consequences and how grace and forgiveness can move people out of their pits and into renewed places of growth.

Another great book by Francine Rivers! She sjofar up false righteousness for what it is – self-aggrandizement and pride. To see what your blfw thought of this book, please sign up. It is rather thick with very small print so it took me awhile.

Her numerous bestsellers include Redeeming Love, A Voice in the Wind, and Bridge to Haven, and her shocar has been translated into more than thirty different languages. I’ve definitely enjoyed other Francine Rivers books more.

Book Review: AND THE SHOFAR BLEW- By Francine Rivers

I saw this happen in real life. Starts up a bible study, and shfoar, a church. Newer Post Older Post Home. Francine Rivers has a way of conveying right from wrong without the overly, push it in your face, preachy sermon type novels. The book is fiction, but it gave me a new resolve to be faithful to what a church really is.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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.