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About the book . . .
About the author . . .
First, just let me make this clear. This is not, technically, Christian fiction, but fiction with a religious theme. Not a negative, you understand, but I just want potential readers to understand before they start reading. The characters are a little more realistic than you would find in Christian fiction, with real struggles and problems that are not always addressed in typical religious genres. Combine that with a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of those in the ministry, and you have a fascinating, if possibly controversial, novel.
Although I have never been a pastor’s wife (and don’t want to be), I have known many, been friends with some, and even related to a couple of them. Just like the novel, they are real people with the same problems we all face. Pastor’s Wives brings these struggles to light, although the characters in the novel are a bit over-the-top; but then, it is fiction, after all.
I appreciate the candidness with which Ruthie struggles with her faith, but at times there is a faint anti-Protestant feel. We are not all nuts, and all mega-churches are not run like Hollywood studios; those are just the ones who make the headlines. I did enjoy the blunt honesty of their conversations, and the phrase “sanctimonious ninny” made me laugh out loud. Some may find the inclusion of somewhat strong language offensive, but in this case, I felt that it added realism.
Overall, a fascinating look at a subject not often explored.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Litfuse Publicity Group<http://www.litfusegroup.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”