Church Folk

Church Folk

by Michele Andrea Bowen
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Church Folk 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! If you have ever heard of any new pastors that are single and then get married. Boy, this is the book for you to read. The church folks are so true to the real life of all Baptist & Methodist church goers. Pick up a copy, It is really funny and shows you how weak the flesh can be at times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It reminded me so much of the churh of yester year growing up in a small town in Louisiana. It made me feel like i was right there saying amen along with the characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I felt like I was in the back row of the church looking at all the goings on of the church. Talking,laughing,and crying with all the characters. Michele did an excellent job of introducing the characters and she gives you outstanding descriptions to aid in your mental visuals. If you are looking for a book that is exciting like only church can be...this is it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually read this book in 3 days because it was so well written, that I could not put it down..
Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG!! This book was so great! I couldn't put down. I would be up for hours reading this book. This book had me rolling. Now all my friends want to read it. Two thumbs up for the auther. Great Job!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best book based on christian life that I have ever read. I enjoyed being apart of this book so much, that I was sorry I finished it so quickly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought the book Thursday night and finished it Saturday. I could not put it down! It's the first time I read such a down to earth, keepin' it real, depiction of church people and church life in the 60's. It made me reminesce back to my teen years when the black church really had it goin' on. It's refreshing to read such a true to live depiction of the passion that exists in a real good Godly man for his wife and his boldness in expressing it. The best sex there is, exists between two people who have totally given themselves to each other and to God!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a MUST read. It touches upon all the aspects of Christian living that are so often times restrained from in day-to-day talk, from 'lovin' with juice' to the abuse of power of men of God. All without degrading the Church we love. I can't wait to read what Ms. Bowen has in 'Second Sunday' and look forward to future releases from her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one book I could not put down until the end. It is hilarious and funny keeps you laughing until the end. I am pretty sure someone can relate to or know of someone in a black church similiar to characters within this book.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1963, Reverend Theophilus Simmons decides to rest and recuperate in Charleston, Mississippi after a week of revival preaching. Theophilus needs some alone time and several helpings of the best rib tip sandwich anywhere in the Delta area before returning to his Memphis flock. At Pompey¿s Rib Joint, Theophilus meets cook Essie Lee Lane and feels a miracle has occurred.

Soon Theophilus and Essie Lee share a long distance relationship, fall in love, and marry. However, life as a Reverend and his wife is not made in heaven, as the social demands of the wealthier patrons put a squeeze on the couple¿s need to help the poor. Then there is his former lover Glodean to further disturb the mix.

CHURCH FOLK is an engaging, deep glimpse at the African-American Southern Churches during the early civil rights movement. The story line provides an amazing portrayal of the era, but also emphasize sexual promiscuity among religious leaders. The use of profanity might turn off some readers, but the words fit the vernacular of the tale. With strong lead characters being tested by their congregation, Michele Andrea Bowen paints a vivid picture of a bygone era only four decades ago.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really takes you on an amazing journey of a couple in Christ but also the joys and downs to being in ministry. Good read!
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This book had some interesting characters but the story does not go anywhere.....it was a total snooze fest...i barely made it to the end
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safenhisarms More than 1 year ago
This book had me laugh an on the edge of my sit like I could really do something lol lol Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.
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Anointed More than 1 year ago
This book is an EXCELLENT read!!! This book is for those who like to books that are filled with substance. Though fictional, readers can easily relate as it depicts Christian lifestyle. I am going to recommend this book and More Church Folks to my church book club. I couldn't put it down. Check it out!!!
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Joyce Berry More than 1 year ago
I read this book years ago, i still love this book
TightButRight More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most accurate depictions of everyday life in a black church ... or any church for that matter. It has a great contrast of good vs corrupt foolishness with all the humor that goes with it. If you are looking for a book that deals with the real issues in the US from the early 60's, Jim Crow and racism, along with how black families coped with the era this is the book for you. A lot of reviews focus on Theophilus and his relationship with Essie but the book goes far beyond that. It talks about the diversity in the black community; demonstrating the positives living in the midst of the civil rights movement. It also gets into the idiosyncrasies of the church involving sex and interpersonal relationships between men and women. This is a great book for a mature High school student to read and would encourage it for a summer reading.
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