Item description for Good to Me by Latonya Mason...
Overview This debut novel from a fresh new voice is full of unforgettable and imperfect characters who hope against all hope for perfect lives.
Citations And Professional Reviews Good to Me by Latonya Mason has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Multicultural Review - 05/01/2006 page 59
Christian Advance - 09/01/2005 page 51
Black Issues Book Review - 01/01/2006 page 66
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Studio: Walk Worthy Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6" Width: 8.9" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
ISBN 0446696455 ISBN13 9780446696456
Reviews - What do customers think about Good to Me?
Annointing Read Jul 31, 2007
I read this book in one day. I could not put it down. I loved the scriptures quoted throughout the book for different situations.It made me learn a lot about scripture and the art of prayer. Charity could always revert back to her bible, no matter the situation revealed to her. I have purchased this book to pass along to friends. A WONDERFUL read!
A new Christian Fiction reader
Food for Thought... Jan 4, 2007
A great book and a fast, thought provoking, read. The author sucessfully challenges some of the things we "Christians" tend to believe about ourselves.
For instance: -Is it really possible to be a perfect Christian? -Are we missing the point by trying to achieve perfection? -What prejudices do we (who are not supposed to be judging others) hold fast to? These are some of the questions/concepts raised in "Good To Me." They make an interesting list of topics with great spinoff potential for book club discussion.
Overall, the book is an entertaining mix of likeable characters and an interesting (if a bit predictable) plot. A good buy.
Saved But. . . Jul 30, 2006
Good to Me, written by LaTonya Mason, is a drama-filled story about Charity Phillips. Charity rises above her unpleasant childhood to become an ordained minister, a certified therapist and a businesswoman. The story begins with the opening of Charity's business, Horizon's Christian Counseling. We see Charity's strong belief in God and how she applies her Christian beliefs in her counseling sessions. However, her faith is tested and she learns about the frailty of the human spirit.
A series of events, happening all at once, really push Charity to the edge. She cannot handle all these events and is ready to give up. However, Charity's family and friends rally around her, giving her all the support and love she needs to see her through her circumstances. Her faith in God grows and she accepts the fact that she cannot do it all by herself. God works through people and Charity discovers that the people in her life are there ready and willing to love, support her and keep her balanced.
Mason writes very well, and the story is easy to follow and read. She integrates scriptures and prayers so seamlessly into the story that they are not contrived or an afterthought. As easy as this story is to read, however, some of the events have credibility issues. Without going into specifics and revealing too much of the plot, some of the events are just too convenient. One example is when Charity's circumstances causes her to cry out for help, it is convenient that the person she just happens to talk to is related to someone else. Some other events are just as convenient.
For those of you who want to read a story that shows how God works through people and the importance of family and friends, then give Mason's book a try. The scriptures and prayers alone will inspire you to keep the faith, believe and trust in God.
Awesome Ministry Work May 25, 2006
Latonya Mason has captured the true essence of ministry in this book. I cried, prayed, praised God and of course, laughed while reading this book. "Good To Me" will minister to your Spirit!
Job Well Done Ms. Mason!!!!
It certainly is Good...and let the church say AMEN!!!! May 24, 2006
LaTonya Mason's Good To Me definitely deserves high praises in the world of Christian fiction.
All I can say is that you feel the power of the Holy Spirit throughout the story! This book is a living testimony to Christians everywhere that God did not promise us a bed of roses but that we would have trials and tribulations in this life but JOY does come in the morning!!!!
Charity is delightful, Pastor King is funny, April is wonderful, Iesha is marvelous, Terrence is the embodiment of a good Christian brother, Mama Lorraine is too much, Mimister Adams is a mess and Minister Jospeh Nelson is a beautiful example of how the Lord can fix you up and use you for his glory!!!!
Thank you Ms. Mason for not just an enjoyable read but a spirit-filled reading experience that makes the reader know that God is more than enough regardless of what life may bring your way!
I am looking forward to your next novel! May God continue to anoint you with powerful stories of HIS mercy and grace!