“And the Shofar Blew” – Book Review, Whitney Hopler – Read more Christian book reviews and excerpts. In the Old Testament, God called His people to action with the blast of the shofar, a ram’s horn. He still calls His people this relevant. The results can be disastrous, both for the shepherd and for his flock and Francine Rivers’ And the Shofar Blew (Tyndale House) illustrates.

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His involvement in some unsavory things is portrayed as resulting from this. I liked this one a little less than her others, and almost gave it 3 stars but decided on 4 because I think she gets points for dealing with a really difficult subject of how After I read Redeeming Love I got kind of obsessed with Francine Rivers.

And The Shofar Blew

That’s about as far of a scriptural correlation there is. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Check out my Francine Rivers shelf! Eunice says Lois has always felt like a mother to her. Francine once again expertly captures your imagination and your heart as she threads together a story of faithfulness, unfaithfulness, grace, brokenness, and redemption. When Paul Hudson accepted the call to pastor the struggling church, he had no idea what to expect. I recall reading this book several years ago and I really enjoyed it!

Rivers did a good job of making her characters a realistic mixture of good and bad, but halfway through the story you can’t remember any reason to like Pau Francine Rivers is a slight cut above the typical Christian author talent and style, so when I want an easy read without any sex and a reasonably anr handling of some interesting ideas I read her.

Of course God forgives, heals, rebuilds. The wife in this story was not believable to me–no one could put with that much from her husband and remain sgofar stoic.

Oct 25, Jill Kemerer rated it really liked it Shelves: I was really irritated when Paul always said that this and that were signs from God, and that he should continue with whatever projects he had in mind, when it was so clear that it was just to fulfill his shoafr.


Sep 06, Andreea rated it really liked it. If you love the Lord this novel will enrich your life. To ask other readers questions about And The Shofar Blewplease sign up.

Even when reading about the characters’ lives and their real-life struggles, one cannot help but realize that the author is coming from a true standpoint of love and mercy.

I rejoiced and grieved with the characters. As for the themes in this book, I cannot agree more about. Really well done, a great read. Very relatable for all Christian women. God doesn’t always work overnight in real life, and He doesn’t in Rivers’ book. Anx York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers continues to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty shoffar the globe.

In Tne the Shofar Blew, author Zhofar Rivers correlates the instrument of the Day of Atonement and Jubilee to one man coming to terms with his own sin of blind ambition. Her books are very much a cut above the average Christian fiction genre. That perfectly sums up how Paul was corrupted by power, the power he had and the power he imagined he had; the power of a pastor, the dominion of a husband over a wife and summarizes the serious consequences of abusing power and how you completely lose power when used unrighteously.

And the Shofar Blew

I look forward to listening to all of the books I can find by this auth I’d never read anything by this author and have missed a lot. I don’t want to ever get to the point that it would take the loud blast of a shofar to get my a The storyline held my attention, but I grew very tired of disliking the main male character.

Perhaps Francine can write a sequel to And the Shofar Blew. Sure, it sucks you in and makes you want to read it. A prayerful, quiet and humble wife. Many are familiar with the great line from Spiderman: Then just as you fall in love with them and the other sweet characters of this story, the tale twists and the reality of sin becomes all too visible to the reader.


Starts up a bible study, and eventually, a church. Still, he tries not to let her quiet presence distract him.

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I did not want to put it down. What is even more frustrating though was how his wife Eunice just let Paul walk all over her and let him force her to do deny her testimony by having her play that trash they call music instead of the hymns during church services. I laughed and cried. Oct 29, Danielle Mori rated it liked it. I was speechless when I finished.

Her numerous bestsellers include Redeeming Love, A Voice in the Wind, and Bridge to Haven, and her work has been translated into more than thirty different languages. I don’t know if this “review” makes much sense. Rivers would be waayy Refresh and try again. It really made me think. Those two themes were really evident throughout the 2nd half of the book.

In the book, Paul’s son is named “Timothy”. And the I read this book in xhofar hours. I think I might of liked this book if it wasn’t as long! This was a painful and difficult book to read in many ways because it was so realistic about what can go in in churches and with ministers and their wives. God used the OT prophet Samuel to annoint David king.