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Selling My Soul

Selling My Soul

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by Sherri L. Lewis

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Sex scandal rocks megachurch!

Returning from a two-year mission trip in Mozambique, Trina Michaels plans to ignore the sensational headline that screams from the front page of the Washington Times. Her heart is still in Africa, the place that feels more like home than anywhere she's ever lived—and the place where the love of her life still is.


Sex scandal rocks megachurch!

Returning from a two-year mission trip in Mozambique, Trina Michaels plans to ignore the sensational headline that screams from the front page of the Washington Times. Her heart is still in Africa, the place that feels more like home than anywhere she's ever lived—and the place where the love of her life still is.
Her dream of a quick return to Mozambique fades within hours when Trina discovers that her mother has been diagnosed with cancer. The cost of treatment is expensive, and Trina is forced to return to her career in public relations to pay for it.
She is assigned a damage control client—the bishop whose church made headline news when an associate pastor and deacon were accused of sexually abusing young boys. To complicate matters, the young boys are now men, and one of them is married to Trina's best friend. Representing Bishop Walker could cost Trina her most valued friendship, her reputation, and a future with her new love. As she plows deeper into the scandal and the bishop blackmails her to cover the church's secrets and lies, Trina realizes it could cost her soul.

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Selling My Soul 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
This was a powerful story for several reasons. I loved how the author contrasted the simple life of someone living in Africa where every day was a blessing, to the frenzied life in America where things are wasted and people live in luxury without thinking about it. But that was just a side reason for why I loved this book. I also adored the hero. He was amazingly heroic and genuine. The relationship Trina had with her younger sister Tiffany reminded me of some people I know... and the whole moms thing just cracked me up. I felt Trina's joy and frustration with her mother. That characterization was fabulous, too. Her "moms" was a great illustration of "stubborn fool". Yet in the end love wins, and that's what matters most. The epilogue made me smile. Back to the story. I found the whole PR job situation and the conflict with the Bishop Walker case to be very believable. I've seen stuff like that first hand because I worked for CPS for more than a decade. It was clear to me that the author did her research because the information she shared was accurate and convincing. I loved how the reality of the situation even got to her hard-hearted boss. The message was so powerful. This was such a wonderful story. I loved how justice prevailed and how the truth won in the end. It didn't minimize the pain or consequences, but it showed that when people step forward with the truth that good things can happen from what was intended for destruction. Awesome, awesome story. It's making my best of 2010 fiction list!
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snh10777 More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent. I loved it. This was the sequel to "My Soul Cries Out". All i can say is I hope their aren't too many leaders in the church that are like the leaders in this book. To abuse your position of authority by sexually abusing innocent children is reprehensible and just plain old sick. I think it was a good story to tell. Sexual assault may stop in and out of the church if people have the courage to speak up and not keep silent. But that is difficult to ask of someone, especially a child. This book reminds you that you need to keep a close eye on your kids no matter where you are. Sometimes we compromise our priciples and morals, but GOD always gives us a way out (to do the right thing)! We just have to have faith!
SharonBall More than 1 year ago
After reading and loving My Soul Cries Out, I was hoping the book would be followed up by a continuation with the characters I had come to care about. In Selling My Soul, the story picks up with Trina Michael's without missing a beat. By far, my favorite part of reading Selling My Soul was experiencing Mozambique. Through scene and character descriptions my senses were invited to vicariously experience sights and sounds of daily living in an African village. In addition to incorporating the richness of Africa, the story also brought Trina's character to life, allowing me, as a reader, to see her complexity revealed in an authentic way. Because of Trina's experiences, doing mission work in Mozambique, she returned home having to face many difficult trials: her mother's health crisis, her sister's out-of-control lifestyle, a mountain of bills, and finding a job during a recession. In the midst of struggling with major life issues, Trina was even further tested when her former boss called and offered Trina her old job back-with a nice raise. What Trina didn't know was that taking the job meant signing on to work with a client, Bishop Walker, who had hurt Trina's friends, Monica and Kevin, so badly. As Bishop Walker's true involvement in covering up the truth surfaced, the more Trina was challenged to somehow see that justice was served without exposing her friends and causing even greater harm. I was thrilled that in the end the truth was brought to light and Trina placed her faith in the Lord and watched as His might hand brought about true justice and healing.
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Trina has been in Africa for two years on a mission trip, even though she left a young man behind, Gabriel, who she has fallen in love with. She goes home for a quick visit hoping to spend a little time with her loved ones and her best friend Monica before returning back to Africa, which she has decided will be her new home. Unfortunately, the short trip that Trina had in mind will not work for her. She arrives home to find that her mother has cancer and has been unable to pay her bills, forcing her to go back to work at her old PR firm. The company is extremely anxious for her to come back. Immediately she is given an assignment involving a church sex scandal at a mega church where the deacon and one of the associate pastors are accused of molesting boys. Trina is afraid, as she realizes that this case will trample on her life from every direction. Not to mention, Bishop Walker, the head of the church, is making things that much harder for her to deal with, even going so far as to threaten her. Trina has strong faith, but with her moms being ill and the pressure of her job, it seems as if she's praying but not trusting the Lord to deliver her. "Selling My Soul" was very good!!! The descriptions of Africa and the people are so vivid it made me want to pack my bags. I also really liked how Sherri Lewis showed Trina as a believer in Christ, but also showed how her faith wavered. That's something that I'm sure that many of us can attest to in certain situations. Reviewed by: Carmen