Meticulously plotted, Francine Rivers’s classic, And the Shofar Blew, brims with unforgettable characters. It is the story of a perfect pastor, a perfect pastor’s wife, steadfast saints, and the disaster that so often accompanies ministry.
When Paul Hudson accepted the call to pastor the struggling church, he had no idea what to expect. But it didn’t take long for Paul to turn Centerville Christian Church around. Attendance was up – way up. Everything was going so well. If only his wife could see it that way. Still, he tried not to let her quiet presence disturb him. She knew something wasn’t right, and it hadn’t been for a long time.
And the Shofar Blew is a timeless tale of leadership, zeal, immaturity, and the temptations of leadership, power, and success in ministry. Anne Graham-Lotz calls it, “A powerful and almost-prophetic statement of the church in America…a must read.”