Soon and Very Soon

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Soon is not just a promised destination, but also the beginning of a whirlwind journey.

After a ten-month courtship, everyone thought the marriage between Willie Green, the straight-laced pastor of the traditional Harvest Baptist Church, and Vanessa Morton, the dynamo preach-pastor from the contemporary Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, was too soon. Neither pastor realized that after the nuptials, all hell would break loose as they planned to ...

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Overview

Soon is not just a promised destination, but also the beginning of a whirlwind journey.

After a ten-month courtship, everyone thought the marriage between Willie Green, the straight-laced pastor of the traditional Harvest Baptist Church, and Vanessa Morton, the dynamo preach-pastor from the contemporary Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, was too soon. Neither pastor realized that after the nuptials, all hell would break loose as they planned to combine their respective churches.

The honeymoon abruptly comes to an end as Willie tries to maintain control of his congregation, while Deacon Charley Thompson and a group of dissenters go to extreme lengths to keep their religious routine going at Harvest. Meanwhile, Vanessa struggles with the new balancing act of being a competent co-pastor and a nurturing first lady to her husband. The price of having too much too soon leads them both to deal in their own way with letting go of the way things used to be.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601629494
  • Publisher: Urban Books
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Series: Urban Christian Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 1,426,366
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.91 (d)

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  • Posted December 23, 2009

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    The title and cover alone made me want to read, Soon and Very Soon by Sherryle Kieser Jackson. The reader gets in the lifestyle of a pastor and his first lady (who is also a pastor), where they plan committees, conferences, and hardly have time for one another. Do they value their marriage vows? Pastor Willie Green intentions was to marry Pastor Vanessa Morton since he was single at nearly forty years old and wanted the pastoral leadership at Harvest Baptist, who followed traditional standards-lead him to an open relationship-marriage. The ultimate goal was to see who would be chosen to become the senior pastor of Harvest Baptist Church. Vanessa was outspoken and shared her views on women preaching in the congregation, as Willie was a laid-back while shepherding his flock. Vanessa and Willie appear to be total opposites, but Willie wants Vanessa to submit to his earthly needs and wish Keisha (Vanessa's sister) single-self get out of the way. In addition, when do you break ties with members in your congregation and those constantly coming to you with problems, inside and outside of the church?


    I believe the reader's expectations can be high based on the title and/or cover, yet I felt this story took awhile for the progression of the storyline or plot, and barely enough spunk to keep the reader intrigued or inviting them to read pass the imaginary scenes. Yet, the visualizations were there in which I could imagine being in this Baptist Church with some comical or overly holy and thou characteristics from the pastor's board. The book is well-written, yet needed intriguing, mind-boggling, or entertaining plots to keep the reader turning the pages to be emotionally struck or moved by the character's emotions, or stories. The ultimate message is to find out who you are, not overshadowing or shadowing someone else dreams and ministry, you have to discover the calling and talents God has instilled in you.

    Adrienna Turner
    AAMBC Book Reviewer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2008

    A Magnificent Read

    Kiser-Jackson has outdone herself with this hot new release. Readers who love to be teased, taunted and lured will want to add this novel to their list of summer must reads. Kiser-Jackson sets the bait on page one and by the end of the 1st. chapter, readers are guaranteed to be hooked. A definite page turner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2008

    A reviewer

    Pastor Willie Green has devoted his life to leading Harvest Baptist Church. The members have become accustomed to his attentive nurturing and fierce love of God. So it stands to reason that many of them are unsettled when Pastor Green marries Vanessa Morton after a 10-month courtship. See Vanessa is the dedicated and charismatic pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist church and her contemporary way of preaching the Gospel doesn¿t set well with the traditional customs of Harvest Baptist. When the Green¿s return from their honeymoon they announce that their churches will unite which ignites division in not only the congregations but their new happy marriage. SOON AND VERY SOON is a story of love and faith. The character development is off the chain, you will feel part of the Green household and see exactly what pastors do after service. While the supporting characters add realism to the story, especially Deacon Charley and Sister Keisha as we know how church folks and relatives can act up. Jackson pays particular attention to describing scenes, applying scriptures, encouraging readers through the use of mini sermons while adding a touch of suspense between the lines. SOON AND VERY SOON is a quick read that will make you laugh, stand up and say AMEN and help you realize that LOVE conquers all. The ending is screaming for a sequel as Deacon Charley is still up to no good. Deltareviewer Reviewing for Real Page Turners

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    Posted October 9, 2009

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