Item description for Second Sunday by Michele Andrea Bowen...
Overview When the members of the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church prepare for its one-hundredth anniversary celebration, the unexpected death of the pastor sets the congregation at odds over who the replacement pastor should be.
Publishers Description St. Louis, 1975. Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church's pastor has gone on to see the King. Still, many people are wondering why he couldn't have just waited until after the Second Sunday in June-a day that's supposed to commemorate the church's 100th anniversary! It's praying time, but is anyone going to show up at the altar? Gethsemane's wealthy, conniving Deacon Cleavon Johnson is determined to have one of his own elected to the pulpit, and the rest of the deacons are at each other's throats. It's up to the women of Gethsemane to do something before time runs out. Their secret weapon? Sheba Cochran-a single mother, former disco party girl, and backslidden church member. Her assignment is to expose every slick-talking candidate endorsed by the church's power-hungry deacon. Then she meets Rev. George Wilson, a true man of God as fiery in love as he is strong in faith. As Deacon Johnson steps up his game to a lower level, Sheba, George, and the congregation must do some heaven-inspired maneuvering to save the future of...
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Studio: Grand Central Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.08" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.94" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date May 11, 2005
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
ISBN 0446694452 ISBN13 9780446694452
Availability 0 units.
More About Michele Andrea Bowen
Michele Andrea Bowen grew up in St. Louis, MO, with a large, church-going family. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, and also the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked in Social Work, Public Health, and Education. Michele became one of the groundbreaking writers in the area of contemporary African American Christian Fiction when her first novel, Church Folk, was published in the summer of 2001. She continued to delight her readers with down-home, funny, uplifting, and heartwarming novels like Second Sunday, Holy Ghost Corner, Up at the College, and More Church Folk. Now, she will reach out to readers with a brand new three-part novel series called "The Pastor's Aide Club." Pastor Needs A Boo, the first novel in the series, will be out this summer (2014). It answers, finally, all of the questions readers have had about Pastor-FBI Agent, Rev. Denzelle Flowers. But don't worry, the other two novels in "The Pastor's Aide Club" series, Praying Like Crazy and The Sunday Soul Singles Club, are sure to set to rest' questions readers have had about Charles Robinson and Veronica Washington, along with Charles' employee, Bay Bowser. When readers finish having some serious laughter-filled shaking my head' moments from Pastor Needs A Boo, they will definitely be ready for a second and third helping of Miss Michele's contemporary church folk' with Praying Like Crazy and The Sunday Soul Singles Club.
Michele Andrea Bowen currently resides in Durham, in the state of North Carolina.
Reviews - What do customers think about Second Sunday?
Church novel Feb 19, 2007
Very good fiction and so real and life like. It shows what really happens in the black church.
Another good one! Jan 29, 2006
After reading "Church Folk" I picked this book up, and again I enjoyed Ms. Bowen's book!
Church Drama captured in the most entertaining fashion Nov 10, 2005
I love this book and there were so many scenes that made me laugh out loud. I can think of one scene for sure that still makes me laugh. I enjoyed Bowen's first novel, but truly loved this book. Be careful though, the laughs catch you off guard and you will laugh out loud in public places
Light and Entertaining Oct 25, 2005
I had never heard of the author nor her debut (Church Folk), but I recently started reading more Christian fiction and thought this would be a good read when I picked it up. I must say, it did have me laugh aloud unexpectedly on many occasions. Although I realize that it is part of reality (in & out of the church), I was a little surprised by the depth of the sexual scenarios, but fortunately, nothing was overly gratuitous. I was happy to see prayers and scriptural references sprinkled throughout the book. Some of the characters are plain outlandish, but most are like folks you probably know, and the relativity of this story, as well as its humor, is what was most attractive. This was very light and easy reading for the soul. A nice book to take on a vacation...
WELL RIGHT BEFORE I BORN WAS A SIMILAR EVENT HAPPENED... Sep 10, 2005
YEP, YEP I MEAN MONTHS, EXCEPT OUR NOW PASTOR WAS MARRIED, NO SHELIA COCHRAN AND NO DEEDS ISSUES. BUT BY THE ACCOUNT THAT MY FAMILY TELLS, THIS BOOK WAS CLOSE ON THE MONEY. AND WHO DOES NOT KNOW OF A KM GROUP (SOUNDS LIKE THE MALE CHOURUS). IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN TITLED "GUIDE FOR CHURCHES LOOKING FOR A NEW PASTOR. I LOVED EVERY BIT OF THIS HUMOR FILLED AND DELIGHTFUL BOOK. I WAS EXPECTING A SEQUEL TO CHURCH FOLKS (BECAUSE EVERY ONE HYPED IT TO BE THAT WAY)BUT IT WAS NOT AND IT WAS SUPERB. ANYONE WHO CAN'T RELATE OR THOUGHT THAT WAS TO FAR, I WISH I HAD YOUR ROSE COLORED GLASSES!!! :) :)