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Michele Andrea Bowen

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.

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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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Denise Burse

Length:

10h 44m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:09:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

40:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

42:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

27:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:29