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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I was so intrigued I almost stayed awake for 10 hours. I didn't want to stop listening. I truly enjoyed the narration, storyline, and various themes throughout the book.
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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

Book Details

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