Second Sunday by Michele Andrea Bowen

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This story is set in St. Louis in the 1970s. The 100th year anniversary celebration of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church is approaching and the pastor has died. How will the church pull itself back together and find a new pastor in time to prepare for the church centennial, let alone survive one more day? It seems as though everyone in the church has an idea about who the new pastor needs to be and what direction he should be going. In the tradition of Gloria Naylor's Women of Brewster Place, Bowen weaves the hilarious stories of several church members as they plan, plot, and connive to have their choice installed as the next pastor before the anniversary celebration. Second Sunday refers to one of the main worship Sundays in small traditional Baptist churches. In the book, it is the day of the scheduled centennial celebration.
 

About Michele Andrea Bowen

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Michele Andrea Bowen graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the niece of an Apostolic Bishop & the granddaughter of an evangelist. She lives with her two daughters in Durham, North Carolina.
 
Published February 7, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. 320 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction

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As she did with CHURCH FOLK, Michele Andrea Bowen provides a deep look at an urban African-American church that is done with wit and intelligence so that the reader obtains an insightful tale.

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