Item description for The Calling of Jujubee Forthright by Scott Philip Stewart...
Overview In the best tradition of southern novels comes the story of a quirky yet lovable 300-pound auctioneer who leads a pack of misfits on a grace-full revival where salvation is on the auction block for the lowest bidder. A modern-day rendering of the Parable of the Pharisee and the Sinner. The small north Georgia town of Medlyn is home to the high-brow Presbyterian Wentworth College and the fundamentalist Mt. Sinai Bible Institute. Sandwiched between them is the Town and Country Auction run by bigger-than-life auctioneer Jujubee Forthright. When Jujubee learns that both the Wentworth faculty and the Mt. Sinai congregation are going on retreat to the same island off the Georgia coast, he decides that the lowest bidders (as the world reckons them???the poor in fund and spirit, the lonely and downhearted), deserve a retreat, too. This leads to a ''movement'' which gains momentum as it approaches the coast, culminating in an auction like no other. Fans of Jan Karon'' Mitford Series will appreciate this work. Perfect for book clubs and small group studies.
Publishers Description What do you get when you cross a distinguished gray-haired philosophy professor named Diogenes (after the great Cynic) with a 300-pound country auctioneer named Jujubee Forthright? A changed heart and a calling that will lead them to a grace-full revival and goodwill mission that "auctions off salvation to the lowest bidder."A modern day rendering of the parable of the Pharisee and the Sinner. Jujubee, the sinner, is confronted and confronts the Pharisees and the Sadducees as he leads a band of poor, hungry and ill-gotten country folk on a retreat to an island off the Georgia coast.
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Studio: Faithwalk Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Mar 6, 2006
Publisher FAITH WALK PUBLISHING #883
ISBN 1932902589 ISBN13 9781932902587
Availability 0 units.
More About Scott Philip Stewart
Scott Philip Stewart is founding director of CarePoint Support Group Ministry and a licensed counselor with degrees in religion, psychology and human development (Ph.D., University of Georgia). He is author of "The Healing of Ryne O'Casey." (FaithWalk Publishing, 2004)
Scott Philip Stewart currently resides in Atlanta.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Calling of Jujubee Forthright?
Many are called, but not many as colorful as Jujubee... Sep 18, 2008
Scott Philip Stewart's "The Healing of Ryne Casey" left me wanting more of his realistic, humorous characters and "The Calling of Jujubee Forthright" did not disappoint. Told from the perspective of an aging, somewhat stuffy college professor, we have ringside seats to a man's transformation from doubt to sincere belief...to God's truth prevailing despite man's constant manipulation, deception, and greed...to the power of faith and obedience. Jujubee's ability to not only hear the voice of God but to obey it ("This has divine encounter written all over it.") was a personal challenge, but the book is written with such humor and transparency that the reader is never threatened. To top it all off, the guy gets the girl. What could be better? We'll probably find out with Stewart's next novel.
A little slapstick and a bit like Faulkner, laced with a fine cigar Jun 12, 2007
Wordsmith Scott Philip Stewart, author The Healing of Ryne O'Casey: A Novel, cleverly weaves a tale about an unlikely ministerial candidate seeking credentials. Opposition comes from religious leaders who hold to southern-fried beliefs. The Calling of Jujubee Forthright celebrates southern culture through two main characters, Jujubee and Diogenes. As only polar opposites can do, Jujubee and Diogenes expose both the hypocrisy of the local theologians and the sincerity of the local townspeople.
One line of this book sums up my experience with it, and this one line may not be a direct quote: Because a cigar is never JUST a cigar...
I was intrigued by the subtle messages lurking between the lines of narration, cleverly nudging my curiosity. Through symbolism, adages, and word-play, Stewart teases his readers with truths and fallacies as Jujubee pursues his calling to preach the gospel.
This book is a wild ride and a head-spinner, oozing humor and hubris. It is not as enigmatic as Faulkner's Sound and the Fury, but I can assure you that Jujubee's adventure is loaded with intensity, slapstick, and battles of will. You'll love these richly drawn characters, skillfully revealed in a creative plot.
Calling unto the deep, Jujubee is great piece of Christian fiction. If you are Southern, this book is a must-read. If you aren't, this book may help you understand what all the shouting is about. But just remember, a cigar is never JUST a cigar.