Sunday, June 26, 2016
"A Sinful Calling" by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Get Ready. The Black Family is back.
If you thought they were scandalous before, you ain't seen nothing yet.
I'm sure we all know people, at least I do, who say "I've been called to preach."
And your first thought is, "Who called you??" I get that it's not our place to judge the heart or intent of others. However, with megachurches and storefronts popping up every day, all over the world, you can't help but wonder, if God is truly calling all these people.
And there you have the basis for Kimberla Lawson Roby's latest novel in the Curtis Black series, "A Sinful Calling."
It mixes equal parts of love, marriage, religion, lust, sin and all the other things we encounter in our everyday lives.
Another great read from this New York Times Best Selling Author.
"Two years ago, to everyone's surprise, Dillon Whitfield Black, the secret son of Reverend Curtis Black, boldly moved back home, married a woman named Raven, decided he was going to become a minister, and then founded a church right in the center of his living room. Today he's pastor of a 1,000-plus-member congregation, and new members are joining weekly. Sadly, behind closed doors, Dillon is far from being a saint. Dillon has become more like the man his father was thirty years ago-consumed with money, power, and lots of women. His family may have let bygones be bygones, but they continue to keep their distance.
Not Alicia, though. This daughter of Curtis Black joins Dillon's congregation, leaving her father's church behind. The family has forgiven Alicia for marrying Levi Cunningham, the former drug dealer she had an affair with, but once Alicia realizes they will never fully accept Levi, she decides to see her family less and less. She and Levi are truly happy, however, guilt from her betrayal of Phillip and its aftermath casts a shadow over their wedded bliss.
But when Raven decides she wants a higher position in the church and Alicia hides a devastating secret, the entire family is affected in ways they don't see coming. In the end, no one will be able to trust anyone . . . and for very good reason."
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