Church Folk

  • by Michele Andrea Bowen
  • Narrated by Denise Burse
  • 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Raised in the South with strong religious influences, Michele Andrea Bowen makes her literary debut with Church Folk.
Weaving together the turbulent 1960s Civil Rights movement with the chaos within the Greater Hope Gospel United Church, Bowen carries a message of hope that transcends human failings. Young, handsome Rev. Theophilus Simmons and his new bride, Essie, settle into pastoral life as the "first couple" of the congregation. Although Theophilus makes references to the civil rights struggles in his sermons, most of his energy is directed toward fighting enemies within his flock. Uncovering a brothel set up in a parishioner’s funeral home by a band of sleazy ministers and bishops, Theophilus realizes that he must do the next right thing - no matter how much backlash could come of it.

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Let Your Spirit Soar

Travel back to the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement and into the politically charged world of prominent black preachers. Let your soul be roused by fire baptized sermons and the love of a man of God for a woman of God.
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- Jan Robinson

VERY GOOD!!!

This is a really good, enjoyable, and funny book. The audio book is great. Denise Burse is fabulous. Her narration made this great book even better, causing me to like the book even more. Sometimes a book is great but the audio narrator is very disappointing. I'm so pleased and happy Denise did not disappoint. I can't wait for More Church Folk and Second Sunday to become audiobooks. I strongly recommend Denise as narrator for these books. Thank you
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-12-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books