Samson

Samson

by Jacquelin Thomas
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Overview

Samson by Jacquelin Thomas

Samson Taylor has just been installed as assistant pastor at a thriving North Carolina church. He’s a man of God—and most definitely no saint. Handsome and charismatic, Samson is controlled by his lust for beautiful women, a weakness that stirs up trouble, heartache, betrayal, and damaging rumors—and soon costs him his marriage, his best friendship, and even his new job. Samson loves God and tries harder than ever to keep his temptations in check. Then he meets Delinda. . . .

Beautiful, irresistibly sexy, and married to a famous NBA star, Delinda has Samson head-over-heels in love . . . in a dangerous affair that leads to a physical confrontation with Delinda’s husband.

Now, the disgraced pastor begins a journey he could never have anticipated, where his heart is now his guide—not a heart of lust, but of new wisdom and a new kind of seeing. God will forgive Samson’s past—but will Samson himself be able to let go of bitterness and regret, and find a new light in his life?

Inspired by the Biblical tale of Samson and Delilah, Jacquelin Thomas powerfully portrays a modern-day pastor’s dance with earthly desires . . . and the faith that made him whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439123720
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 05/25/2010
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 688,202
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jacquelin Thomas' books have garnered several awards, including two EMMA awards, the Romance In Color Reviewers Award, Readers Choice Award, and the Atlanta Choice Award in the Religious & Spiritual category. She was nominated for a 2008 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction in the Young Adult category. Jacquelin has published in the romance, inspirational fiction and young adult genres. 

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Samson 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Christian_ReaderKS More than 1 year ago
My first book I've read by this Author. She is a great writer and knows how to make the Characters come to life. The story flows well and has a good Christian message for readers. I like that this book doesn't mix sexual content with Christian content like many Christian non fiction books do. So if you are looking for a good book with a good flow and where characters come to life this is a must read.
Peaches209 More than 1 year ago
Jacquelin Thomas has been one of my favorites when I first read the Prodigal Husband and I have been on her tail since that time reading everything I can get my hands on...She captures the essence of the bible stories that we all know that in where we are in life, captures it in another light causing you to not just understand but look at it in another way in REAL LIFE...Thank you Jacquelin never stop writing you inspire me...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was engaging from beginning to end!!! A true page turner!!!
Erica Singleton More than 1 year ago
Samson ,is a truly good read
IdrissaU More than 1 year ago
Christian author Jacquelin Thomas has crafted a new novel with a contemporary twist on the love story of the Biblical characters, Samson and Delilah. Her modern day Sampson is the Assistant Pastor of Hillside Baptist Church in North Carolina where his uncle Zachariah is the senior pastor. Samson Taylor was born into a family of pastors beginning with his great grandfather who founded the church. He indeed had some big shoes to fill. He had tried to run from his calling while he was in college but found that he could not escape the plans that God had for him. Tall, muscular and very handsome, Samson has a weakness for beautiful women, not unlike his late father Elijah who was forced out of the church as Pastor when he allowed his wanton ways to replace his love for ministry. Samson was determined that he would not repeat his father's fate. Raised by his uncle and aunt after his parents are killed in a tragic accident; Samson has finally reached the pinnacle of success and they are very proud of him. Yet, they too worry that he is his father's son. He is a single man in ministry and already the congregation wants him to take a wife. Samson meets and marries the lovely Savannah Keyes after a brief courtship despite the fact that Savannah is a practicing Buddhist. And here is where the drama begins. Samson falls hard for Savannah, a lawyer who is just as intelligent and accomplished, as she is poised and beautiful. He feels that once he captures her heart, she will give up being a Buddhist. They are certainly unequally yoked and although both their families and friends are against this union; he and Savannah marry anyway. What I like about this author's work is her ability to take Biblical characters and Christian themes creating modern-day story-lines that appeal to all readers. She uses real problems that Christians struggle with that are both timely and believable. There are no "pie-in-the-sky" story-lines in her novels and her latest release is no different. It doesn't take long before troubles begin to befall the newlyweds. Savannah leaves him for his childhood best friend. He is both hurt and angry and in his anger, he spirals into a downward spin. He plans his revenge against Savannah. He finds comfort in other women. Samson gives in to each and every temptation that he is presented with. Although Samson loves God; he allows himself to be controlled by his lust. He is forced to walk away from the church. After a very tragic encounter with the husband of one of these women, Samson is a broken man. He has no other alternative than to turn to God. This book was a very engaging read. The storyline was well paced and full of emotion. The plot was complex with a great deal of action. The characters were just like everyday people with everyday issues; yet they were unique and interesting. As Sampson finds his way down the winding road to redemption, I felt like I knew this man and had come to care about what would ultimately happen to him. Jacquelin Thomas receives another feather in her cap for this book. I highly recommend it.
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Samson Taylor has just joined Hillside Baptist Church as an associate pastor under the leadership of his uncle, Zachariah. A known womanizer, Samson tried to flee his calling, but he could no longer deny that he was indeed called into the ministry. Afraid that his father's curse with women would in some way destroy his life, as it had his parents, Samson vows that he would not live the same way. Now if he can just find a way to curb his lustful ways, life would be that much easier. After meeting Savannah Ramsey, a Buddhist, he is convinced that she is the one. Even at the thought of losing a long time friend, he can`t imagine his world minus her. However, when betrayal enters the relationship, Samson's Christianity takes a backseat as he allows his bruised ego and heavy heart to guide him from one rocky road to the next. Caught up in a dangerous love affair, Pastor Taylor finds himself forced to see the world in a whole new way. Will his anger prevent him from seeing what God is trying to teach him? I really enjoy reading Jacquelin Thomas' books. It's like taking a refresher course in bible study with a new approach. The characters are three-dimensional, with solid story lines that flow effortlessly. You can't help but to embrace the message. Definitely a recommended read. Reviewed by: Crystal
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On the surface, Pastor Samson Taylor appears to be the ideal pastor. Every time he mounts the podium, he delivers a soul-stirring message. Lives are changed and people are uplifted, unfortunately, Samson doesn't listen to his own sermons. Instead, Pastor Taylor is lead by his arrogance and lust for the flesh. Ms. Thomas has written a realistic modern-day story of the biblical Samson. At times, I became frustrated with Pastor Samson Taylor, because of the foolish mistakes he made and his lack of accountability and godly consciousness. I sadly discovered my frustration was due to the similarities of many church leaders today. I recommend this book to all church leaders.
SassyLaydee More than 1 year ago
Once again, Jacquelin Thomas delivers a first-class piece of work. As I read this book, I begin to imagine how many preachers are dealing with the same struggle that Samson is dealing with. It reinforces how important it is that we yield not to temptation and that we take the calling on our lives very seriously and not allow the desires of the flesh to cause us to miss our destiny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Can't wait to read the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the book to be rushed. I wish the author would have taken more time with Samson's relationships after Savannah.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was kind of slow at times, but overall a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book love love the story
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