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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Beth Moore's First Novel

Note: there is no Wednesday Hodgepodge today. Our Hodgepodge hostess is entertaining family from out of town. She will be back next week.


After years of writing a truckload of Bible studies, touring all over the United States and internationally, speaking in simulcasts, and appearing with a small part in the movie War Room with Priscilla Shirer, she has managed to find the time to write her first novel.

I love Beth Moore and have greatly benefitted from her Bible studies, but those who know me well are aware that I feel she takes too long to get around to making her point in both her speaking and her writing. Where are the editors to trim it down?! I mean, she wears me out at times! 


However, she is beautiful, fun to watch, has a trendy wardrobe, never has a bad hair day, is blessed with a great sense of humor,  is a knowledgeable Bible teacher and is most especially effective with those who are younger than me. That's just her style and it works for her. But since she wears me out, I have not done her studies over the last few years.

When I saw that she had written a novel, my first thought was to not pick it up. But upon further reflection, I decided that maybe all that wordiness would be a positive thing in a volume of fiction.

From the first couple of pages, I was hooked. The story was unpredictable, did not preach at the reader, and had me wondering where it would lead. It centers in New Orleans, a place very unfamiliar to me, and even a little scary.



But knowing Beth as I do, I felt 'safe' in her pages. Even when one of the characters pulled out a deck of Tarot cards, something I know to be very unchristian, I knew Beth would not take her readers to places or conclusions we should not embrace.

As I got into the second half of the book, I actually slowed down my reading because I enjoyed it so much, I did not want to hasten  the end!

Eventually I did get to a place where I could not put the book down and sure enough, it came to an end. 

That's all I'll say about it. Read it for yourself. I think you will like it.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review!! I'm going to check it out on Amazon.

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  2. Thanks for your thoughts about the book. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  3. I enjoy Beth Moore and I agree, she can get a little long. But her messages are always God centered and I give her a lot of 'high-fives' for that. Thanks for the review, it sounds like a good book. Guess I'll be ordering it soon!!

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  4. I will look and see if our library has the kindle version...if there is one.

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  5. It does have the audio version...maybe at a later time...I would only be able to place a hold on it...but will add it to my wish list.

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  6. Thank you for telling us about the book. Have a good evening, Barbara.

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  7. I sure like your review. Beth wears me out, too! 😉

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