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And the Shofar Blew

Francine Rivers
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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 today.

In this relevant and timely novel, dynamic young preacher Paul Hudson is committed to building his church?but at what cost? When Paul accepted the call to pastor the struggling church, he had no idea what to expect. But it didn?t take long for Paul to turn Centerville Christian Church around. Attendance is up, way up, and everything is going so well. If only his wife, Eunice, could see it that way. Still, he tries not to let her quiet presence distract him. But Eunice knows that something isn?t right ... and it hasn?t been for a long time.

The more Paul's zeal and ambition builds, the more he loses sight of the One who called him. As Paul and those around him struggle to discern what it truly means to live out their faith, they must ultimately choose between their own will and God's plan.

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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 today.

In this relevant and timely novel, dynamic young preacher Paul Hudson is committed to building his church?but at what cost? When Paul accepted the call to pastor the struggling church, he had no idea what to expect. But it didn?t take long for Paul to turn Centerville Christian Church around. Attendance is up, way up, and everything is going so well. If only his wife, Eunice, could see it that way. Still, he tries not to let her quiet presence distract him. But Eunice knows that something isn?t right ... and it hasn?t been for a long time.

The more Paul's zeal and ambition builds, the more he loses sight of the One who called him. As Paul and those around him struggle to discern what it truly means to live out their faith, they must ultimately choose between their own will and God's plan.

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Meet the Author

Francine Rivers

New York Times best-selling author Francine Rivers (born 1947) began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and journalism. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market, and her books were highly acclaimed by readers and reviewers. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, a mother of three, and an established romance novelist.

Five years after becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Francine released Redeeming Love as her statement of faith. This retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea, set during the time of the California Gold Rush, is now considered by many to be a classic work of Christian fiction. The popularity of Redeeming Love continues unabated over a quarter of a century after its publication.

Since Redeeming Love, Francine has published numerous novels with Christian themes - all best sellers. The Last Sin Eater, earned her the CBA Gold Medal award and has since been made into a feature film - She has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous honours, including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honour of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, after winning her third RITA Award for inspirational fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame. Francine's books have been translated into over thirty languages, and she enjoys best-seller status in many countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, and South Africa.

Francine and her husband, Rick, live in northern California and enjoy time spent with their three grown children and taking every opportunity to spoil their grandchildren. Francine uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, and she desires that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life.

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Challenging
4 stars By Bec, Aug 02 2016
I don't feel guilty 'wasting' time when I read a novel like this one. After putting it down, I'm left feeling challenged about my own prayer-life, marriage, people-pleasing and general godliness. This is a wonderful read with enough sad endings to be plausible, but enough happy endings to be enjoyable!
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Loved this story
5 stars By Charlotte, Mar 15 2016
And the Shofar Blew tells the story of the rise and rise of a young American pastor who is seduced by the power and adulation of his congregation, and turns from seeking the Lord to seeking the praise of people.  Most of all he is desperate for the blessing, the 'well done!', of his earthly father who has achieved fame, wealth and power as the leader of a 'seeker-friendly' mega-church.   Rivers writes with compassion, not judgement.  She managers to stir the reader's sympathy for him and as well as his godly, long-suffering wife and son and the friends who are wounded by his words and actions.
Behind it all, of course, is the enemy of our souls.  It is a powerful reminder of the vulnerability of our Christian leaders and their constant need for our prayers.


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A challenging, yet encouraging read.
4 stars By Penny, Aug 04 2014
This is a novel about faith, perseverance, honouring God, family, love and obedience. It also holds a very real challenge to the western church. I found it thought provoking on many levels but also deeply encouraging. 
(Interestingly, when I was first given it to read some 9 years ago, I never got into it... Perhaps with some books, it's a matter of timing?) 
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Intense
3 stars By Shannon, Oct 17 2012
Having been an avid Francine Rivers reader for a number of years, I was slightly disappointed when I read 'And the Shofar Blew'. While it gives an interesting view of the life of a pastors wife and the trappings of a mega church, I found it intense and a little depressing.  Although it certainly has feel good moments, I felt as though it was hard work to get there.  
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  • Catalogue Code 326181
  • Product Code 9781414341439
  • ISBN 1414341431
  • EAN 9781414341439
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Tyndale House
  • Publication Date May 2013
  • Sales Rank #64040
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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