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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Monday, June 3, 2013

Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer

Just in time for the beginning of summer is Karen Witemeyer's Stealing the Preacher. Set in 1885 Texas, the book has a delightful start as Crockett Archer is forced from a train at gun point on his way to interview for a preaching position in order to fulfill a birthday wish. Surely this wasn't part of God's plan for his life.

Joanna Robbins has been praying for a preacher to come and minister to the needs of her community and bring life back into the church that has been abandoned. Maybe in the process a man of God can also help her to accomplish the promise she made to her mother. If only she can convince Crockett that God may have different plans in mind for him.

I always enjoy reading Karen's books, and Stealing the Preacher was no exception. If you need a break from the heat of the summer, this book will provide the enjoyment you need.

This book was provided free for review by the author and Bethany House Publishers.

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