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Publisher's Summary

Mark has been pastoring New Vision church for six years now, and all his hard work is about to pay off as the church approaches mega-church status. But while Mark has been busy building the church, his own household has been crumbling to pieces. After ignoring divine guidance, Mark finds himself caught up in the appearance of a scandal that threatens to tear the church apart. And his wife's secrets only add insult to near-fatal injury. Sharla would have done just about anything to be a mother and, actually, she did. She was willing to pay the price for her mistakes, but she never dreamed someone else might have to suffer instead. How close can she come to confessing her past without jeopardizing her future?
Stepping Down is the eighth full-length novel from national best-selling author Michelle Stimpson. As the granddaughter of a pastor and the great-granddaughter of a bishop, she explores a conflict many spiritual leaders still encounter today. Listeners will enjoy this fast-paced, hard-hitting novel that addresses the ageless question: How can a man run the church if he can't run his own household?
©2013 Michelle Stimpson (P)2013 Michelle Stimpson
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1 out of 5 stars
By Pamela on 05-14-14

The narrater was awfull.

What would have made Stepping Down better?

Get rid of the narrator

If you’ve listened to books by Michelle Stimpson before, how does this one compare?

the story line was good.

How could the performance have been better?

edit out the mistakes

What character would you cut from Stepping Down?

good characters

Any additional comments?

the narrator cleared his throat, and grossed me out. I thought something was wrong with the recording until I realized he was repeating the line because he was not reading it right.
He kept mispronouncing the characters names. This was the worse narrator I have every listened to. Because of William Butler I really did not enjoy this book as much as I should have. Please, please review the people that read for you I can promise you will loose listeners If they have to listen to the gross way this man coughed and cleared his throat on the recording. It was truly gross. Michelle you books are really good please don't make this mistake again.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Marcey Rawls on 10-04-14

Narration very disappointing

Would you try another book from Michelle Stimpson and/or William Butler?

Not the narrator -- I may purchase another of the author's books.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Family unity and overcoming communication issues.

What didn’t you like about William Butler’s performance?

There were major problems with the clarity of narrator's speech. Inexcusable issues with (mis) pronunciation and enunciation of words. Lacked the appropriate inflections of the voice that would be expected of someone reading a book aloud. Unpolished, unprofessional.

What character would you cut from Stepping Down?


Any additional comments?


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5 out of 5 stars
By Miss Eva on 09-10-17

Entertaining and Edifying

Another wonderful story from Michelle Stimpson well thought out, well written and absolutely entertaining and edifying. Also, it was great to see some of my favorite Characters from Mama B's story!
The only thing that caused it to lose a couple stars was the odd pausing than talking and starting over that came from the Narrator.
All in all it was an enjoyable listen.

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