Item description for Like Sheep Gone Astray by Leslie Sherrod...
Overview Anthony Murdock has a lot on his mind. He is a minister in training at Second Baptist Church of Shepherd Hills and a top-level account executive at Shaw Enterprises. But as a Christian man, Anthony finds himself caught up in deceit when he makes a decision despite a gnawing feeling inside that warns him against it to compromise his morals for a lot of fast cash. His wife Terri, a snotty, successful interior designer, is becoming increasingly nervous that she might one day be forced to live the life of a cash-strapped preachers wife. Regretful of his get-rich-quick decision, and about to be caught, Anthony decides to make things right, only to find himself compromising again. Disgusted with himself, he knows he must do more than confess his greed; he must conquer it. Anthony, like Samson of the Bible, now risks going down with his enemies to do the right thing, preserve his marriage, and regain his reputation.
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Studio: Walk Worthy Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.7" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 2006
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
ISBN 0446697052 ISBN13 9780446697057
Reviews - What do customers think about Like Sheep Gone Astray?
Interesting church leaders Jan 11, 2007
The book was good. I think the author could have spent more time developing some of the main characters, also build more on the plot.
Avid Reader, Philadelphia, PA Jan 6, 2007
LIKE SHEEP GONE ASTRAY is a good story. It's suspenseful and ends with a good twist. I enjoyed it. The sub plots were a bit shallow and the secondary characters need a bit more substance. As a whole it was a good read. It was definitely a page turner after a certain point and had me interested to the end. Great work for a debut novel, nice job!
One of few Oct 31, 2006
I could not get into this book. Maybe I had alot on my plate but it didn't capture me. I didn't finish it but I may give it another chance later.
This is an author to watch out for!!! Oct 29, 2006
New author Leslie J. Sherrod, hits the mark with her debut novel, Like Sheep Gone Astray.
Anthony Murdock should be on top of the world. He is a young minister at Second Baptist Church of Shepherd Hills; he has a beautiful wife and a successful career as a top-level account executive at Shaw Enterprises. Then why is he so stressed out?
Anthony has made some decisions is the past that are coming back to haunt him in a big way. And it appears that his enemies may be coming from all directions. Terri, his wife, does not know about the decisions he has made that's left their marriage on shaky ground and both of their lives in limbo. She just knows she doesn't want to stay and now there is another man offering her a tempting way out.
Unearthing family secrets and exposing greed, betrayal, and lies, Like Sheep Gone Astray tells the suspenseful story of a man can get easily caught between his commitments, his career and his community. Leslie J. Sherrod wrote Like Sheep Gone Astray partially out of her own struggle with defining success and tapping into her purpose. It is her prayer that within the cast of characters who represent many walks of life, readers will find someone to identify with, or laugh alongside; or someone who offers a challenge, or simply inspires. This reader thinks Leslie Sherrod has definitely found success and established her purpose. She is an author to watch out for!
Submitted by: Tonya S. Hall for the GoodGirlBookClubOnline & The GOOD GIRl Book Club Worldwide
The LOVE of Money is the Root of Evil Oct 9, 2006
For Reverend Anthony Murdock, it began six month earlier. As a young and upcoming marketing executive, he was lured by big bucks to make a campaign against the Bethany Village development in favor of a new transit railway. The consequences of this act entangled Anthony in a world of politics and corruption, in Leslie Sherrod's debut novel, Like Sheep Gone Astray.
Anthony is miserable because his conscious is wearing him down. He is feeling guilty about accepting the bribe money in the past and again he is approached by the powers that be to sabotage the CASH foundation in their efforts to build Bethany Village. This time, he is saying no and no amount of money can change his mind. However, the powers do not accept no for an answer and start the wheels rolling to make it look as if Anthony is heading a new organization, Black Enterprise Alliance and fooling his wife into thinking they are millionaires. With all the wheels rolling and everything askew, Anthony goes to God for answers. His search for the truth takes him from Shepherd Hills, Maryland to Sharen, South Carolina. Along the way, Anthony reaches out to many to help in his search. Some who are worthy and on his side and others who may not have his best interests at heart. In the meantime, Anthony's wife Terri is of the opinion that church and Anthony's ministries have little to do with her happiness. Her happiness is dependent upon her becoming partner at the Interior Design Firm where she works and that Anthony forget about his ministry and return to bringing more money to the home. Because if Anthony will not, then multi-millionaire Reginald Savant will do just fine.
Sherrod has written a somewhat suspenseful novel with a "Christian Fiction" flair. Prayer and searching the scriptures helped Anthony solve the mystery of who is out to destroy him. There are a lot of characters in this book. Really, too many and at times if was difficult keeping up with who is who and their purpose. Cutting out some of the characters and unnecessary storylines would have made the book a little more suspenseful and the action flow more smoothly. All in all the book was able to hold my attention and I wanted to continue reading to find out who the culprits were and see the unexpected outcome.