“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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Those parts were so ‘frightening’ for me, especially when they were both in Stephen’s house. Who can I trust with my anguish, Lord? And, in the midst of all this, the Pastor’s long suffering wife is left wondering WHO her husband is ‘building the church’ for?

Many people will leave, and the church as it was known may die.

Maybe Paul would, but not you. It’s all about God, not your ambition. Then just as you fall in love with them and the other sweet characters of this story, the tale twists and the reality of sin becomes all too visible to the shoafr.

So good to read the gospel clearly presented. Those two themes were really evident throughout the 2nd half of the book.

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She holds up false righteousness for what it is – self-aggrandizement andd pride. As you all know the church I attend as had declining attendance for several years. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Chinwendu Emenike And The Shofar Blew is a work of fiction that teaches humility, patience, temperance and forgiveness.

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

Also, I would have to agree with the reviewers who were a bit skeptical of Paul’s sudden change of heart. That perfectly sums up how Paul was corrupted by power, the power he had and the power he imagined he had; the power of a pastor, the dominion of a husband over a wife and summarizes the serious consequences of abusing power and how you completely lose power when used unrighteously.

Watts rated it it was amazing Shelves: Where else does a pastor’s wife go for help when her marriage is failing and her life is out of control? May 07, Cheryl rated it it was amazing.

Jun 06, Amy Dunn rated shotar really liked it. How much more can she drag this out?! And the I read this book in 7 hours. Tragically, he’s been all but shut out, and his poor wife, Abby, at this point, must wonder if she’s a costume designer to some Opera shotar rather than a singing angel in a church production. Oct 03, Kathryn Bashaar rated it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? God doesn’t always work overnight in real life, and He doesn’t in Rivers’ book.


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. That stage shpfar vividly portrayed by Rivers – her pitiful thoughts, her raging undercurrents, her lonesome self-pity, her virtuous prayers, and her heart for God. Reunites with his daughter. Young, bright, enthusiastic, and full of energy and ideas, Paul hits the ground running.

Oct 25, Jill Kemerer rated it really liked it Shelves: Falls in love with. I’m saying there is more to the story. She also quotes scripture and stays true to God’s word.

And the Shofar Blew

Again, Lois is Timothy’s grandmother as she is in the bible. Dec 07, Angela R. So I listened to the audio book on CD and found it insightful, sympathetic, and ringing true to experience and scripture.