Item description for Flabbergasted by Ray Blackston & Andrew Peterson...
Overview Relational gumbo is on the menu, and Jay Jarvis is just the person to get things seasoned right and stirred up! New in town, young and successful, Jay figures the best way to meet girls is to sit in a pew! What he finds is a beautiful, unusual missionary with a wild throwing arm and a warped sense of humor. She and her wacky assortment of friends turn Jay's perceptions of life upside down, beginning a roller-coaster ride of events that leave everyone thoroughly Flabbergasted! Fasten your seatbelt for a wild, fun ride!
Publishers Description Blackston gives a whole new meaning to modern dating practices. Jay Jarvis, a successful stock broker, decides that the best way to meet eligible woman is to join a church singles group. The ensuing misadventures are delightful as Jay meets quirky people, including a Caddie-driving speed demon, an insightful African-American janitor, and. . .the perfect woman. The only problem is that she's a missionary in Ecuador. As Jay becomes a much wiser man, Peterson generously introduces us to a lively menagerie as he recites poetry, delivers chat-up lines, and reads Bible quotes from a surfboard. Old-fashioned charm is still to be found in contemporary America.
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Format: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
Studio: Oasis Audio
Running Time: 8.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.72" Width: 6.18" Height: 1.94" Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2003
Publisher Oasis Audio
ISBN 1589263324 ISBN13 9781589263321
Availability 0 units.
More About Ray Blackston & Andrew Peterson
Ray Blackston of Greenville, South Carolina, worked as a buyer and a broker for eleven years before cashing in his modest 401k and leaving his corporate cubicle to write full time. He serves on the missions committee of Grace Church, has traveled to rural Ecuador on a summer missions program, and coaches his six-year-old nephew Action Jackson in T-ball. He is the author of the popular summer hit Flabbergasted.
Ray Blackston currently resides in Greenville, in the state of South Carolina.
Reviews - What do customers think about Flabbergasted?
A Joy Ride! Sep 14, 2008
Flabbergasted was an unexpected pleasure. I didn't know what to expect when I saw that colorful and fun cover. But what awaited me inside was a treat.
I won't go into all the plot details, since many reviewers already have. Let me just say the wonderfully real characters, entertaining plot, and even the author's own quirky sense of humor will make you smile, laugh and maybe even think about God a little differently.
You'll definitely enjoy the ride.
worth the read Jun 11, 2008
A hilarious look at the church dating scene. The single girls church-hop and rank the churches based on the datability of the single guys there, similar to the way some of my friends have bar-hopped hoping to meet guys.
Plus, I'm always excited to find books with a Christian perspective that aren't preachy and don't feel the need to have someone convert in order to make it "Christian enough."
A Flabbergasted Reader Mar 13, 2008
I ran across this book purely by accident & was blown away by how up beat & happy it made me feel! I would recommend it for anyone looking for a lift in their day. Ray Blackston does a great job!
Great Read Feb 29, 2008
Flabbergasted is a great book for those looking for a light read that will not offend. Think of "Friends" with a Christian flare. Instead of the coffee shop and Monica's apartment, there are church and accountability groups.
The cast is a great group of young adults with a few older friends who throw in just the right amount of wisdom.
Heading to the beach? This is the perfect book to take along and read in the sand. Or, if you are home in the cold, just snuggle under a big blanket and enjoy this warming read. Perhaps you will even be able to answer the question whether Jesus would have the beer.
I have given copies to girlfriends and my teenage daughter. Everyone has loved it.
Flabbergasted- - in a good way Feb 24, 2008
Flabbergasted is a refreshingly new look at an age-old problem: finding the right person to spend the rest of your life with. Ray Blackston gives us a side-splitting male viewpoint, Christian without being preachy and on topic without ever being boring. His cast of characters may not look like the people I normally hang around with, but it's clear to me that love life issues know no racial, ethnic or social barriers. I laughed out loud as the irrepressible Jay Jarvis tried his best to look for love in all the right places- and then laughed some more when he found it.
If you need a good, breezy read, grab a copy of this book, sit back and enjoy the ride. Oh, and make sure to do this where you can laugh out loud without fear of embarrassment.