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And the Shofar Blew
And the Shofar Blew
Author: Francine Rivers
In the Old Testament, God called his people to action with the blast of the shofar, a ram's horn. God still calls his people today. In this relevant and timely contemporary novel, dynamic young preacher Paul Hudson is committed to building his church--but at what cost? As Paul's zeal and ambition build, he loses sight of the One who call...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780842365833
ISBN-10: 0842365834
Publication Date: 2/1/2004
Pages: 450
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 138 ratings
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed And the Shofar Blew on + 106 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
This book, as most of the Christian fiction by this author, starts out fairly plebian, even mediocre. I thought it would be like a James Herriot novel...a gentle, 600-page long story about the families centered around a country church. Boy, was I wrong. As with most Xtian fic by Rivers, the gentle beginning with the hack wordage is just a ruse! It is a story about how little by little people can slip into sin...the Devil slides in the needle without the characters noticing. The country church booms and becomes a megachurch...is the blessing from God? Or from someone else? It is well plotted, and even frightening although it is no _Oath_. The motivations of the pastor make sense and there is no deus ex machina to make everything back to happy-normal at the end. Pride has to be chopped down and cast into the fire, forever. Now, since Rivers is a romance writer, there is of course a restored romance at the end...but it does not come without cost.

The most frightening thing about this novel is not how it shows the steady decline away from God and into the hell of self, but that it reflects actual situations. It's not a roman a clef but might as well be one. God save us all.
mswings4him avatar reviewed And the Shofar Blew on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is truly agood book...Francine draws you into the setting and people right at the start. I did not want to put it down...I kept waiting for the Shofar to blow. LOL!
reviewed And the Shofar Blew on
Helpful Score: 3
Francine Rivers did not disappoint me in this book. Once I started reading this book I didn't want to put it down. I love the way she takes the Bible and puts it into a story that we can all relate to. I recommend this book highly.

EagerReaders avatar reviewed And the Shofar Blew on + 28 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Another thoughtful and courageous work by Ms. Rivers.
Unfortunately, Eunice (the heroine) quietly suffers along through most of the book, enabling her power-hungery, domineering husband to plow along in his sin so long that I skimmed too many pages. Yes, Eunice's character was upright--but I would have liked to see her practice Godly meekness far sooner in the storyline, encouraging the reader that if one is abused, it is right to protect yourself and your child. Repentence and forgiveness is allowed at the very end, but the reader is left with little understanding of how a wife can move through that forgiveness.
If you have a "week stomach" for a heroine who is a door mat, this will leave a bad taste in your mouth.
reviewed And the Shofar Blew on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Francine Rivers has been given a gift in writing fictional novels. This story is about a young pastor who is called to an old church.
Faced with the pressure of a world famous preacher for a father, and wanting to build God's church, Paul Hudson makes many decisions that aren't exactly biblical. Francine paints a picture of God's heart for his sheep and the wonderful redemption He has for every one of us.
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reviewed And the Shofar Blew on + 74 more book reviews
Good read.
mizindependent avatar reviewed And the Shofar Blew on
I liked the book but it wasn't quite what I expected and seemed to end very abruptly. It ended decent but the middle and close to end was very depressing. However, it was a very awesome story of a wife's faith in her husband and in her God.
reviewed And the Shofar Blew on + 2 more book reviews
I enjoyed the book very much. A good picture of what can happen in today's church when a pastor does not remember that the church belongs to God and not to the pastor.
gypsyvelvet avatar reviewed And the Shofar Blew on + 14 more book reviews
This is one of the best books I've read lately. I was really frustrated by the main character for his lack of concern for his wife's needs. This and Leota's Garden are Ms Rivers best books yet.
pianist avatar reviewed And the Shofar Blew on + 9 more book reviews
A great story of courage as the heroine holds fast to her faith. A testimony of triumph overcoming tragedy. Faith is the victory!
reviewed And the Shofar Blew on + 27 more book reviews
This book is so descriptive of the contemporary churches who are preaching a social gospel, have continuous building programs and leave many of the people thirsting for more of the real wod of God. It holds your attention and helps you realize there is a "remnant" who are faithful and will do the will of the Lord!
reviewed And the Shofar Blew on + 353 more book reviews
an excellent Christian novel. Will have me thinking for q while since reading it. A story about the church. Who do you serve God or a person? This book will make you think.


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