Somewhat Saved -5 star book review

Somewhat Saved -5 star book review

by Pat G’Orge-Walker (Author)

Pat as Sister Betty

 

From Publishers Weekly
In the latest loving church spoof from G’Orge-Walker (Sister Betty! God’s Calling You, Again!), Sister Betty and her fellow evangelists get shipped off to Las Vegas to attend the evangelical Mothers Conference.

After Betty and her two nemeses, Mother Sasha Pray Onn and Mother Bea Blister (about whom the Reverend Bling thinks to himself Doggone Alzheimer’s gonna make those two old crones destroy my place of business), arrive with much hullabaloo, Bea spots someone she recognizes but can’t place.

The narrative then shifts to Zipporah, a beautiful homeless woman, and G’Orge-Walker expertly balances touching emotion with the ladies’ antics as Zipporah gets a job that eventually leads her to the ladies and learns some things about herself in the process. Bickering, gambling and comeuppance are all on the agenda as the crew, far from the Pelzer, S.C., parish whence they came, negotiate Sin City. (A

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In her latest, most soulful and side-splitting send-up of church life yet, Pat G’Orge-Walker’s hilarious cast of parishioners battle their worst vices, the funny and serious sides of aging, and each other… Mother Sasha Pray Onn and Mother Bea Blister live on the edge–of Christianity, that is, and they’re about to knock Sister Betty off her sanctified perch. As the senior citizen matrons of the Ain’t Nobody Saved but Us-All Others Goin’ to Hell church, their devotion to the Lord must compete with their secret passions for gambling and grudges against each other.

But their long-held animosity is about to be complicated when the new pastor, the Reverend Leotis Tom, wants to reorganize the Mothers Board in time for the upcoming Las Vegas Conference and asks a reluctant Sister Betty to run for President.After a scuffle at a secret Bingo game at the No Hope Now-Mercy Nevah church, the bumbling Reverend Bling Moe Bling pacifies Mothers Blister and Pray Onn by giving them two tickets to Las Vegas where the annual Mothers Board Conference will be held. In Vegas, Mother Blister befriends a destitute young woman named Zipporah who does something no one has ever been able to: touch Mother Blister’s heart. But in trying to help her, Mother Blister finds out Zipporah’s past might be at complete odds with Mother Blister’s present.

As the chaos and comedy get out of hand, so do the questions about who is who, who did what to whom, and where and when. Just as surprising are the answers, which show that despite everyone’s best–or worst–intentions, from cradle to grave, it’s God who is ultimately in charge.

  • ISBN-10: 0758218893
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758218896  
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    Inside the Cage

    Inside the Cage
    A Season at West 4th Street’s Legendary Tournament
    by Wight Martindale, Jr.

    Inside the Cage

    Inside the Cage

    Description:

    The most popular outdoor basketball court in New York City is half the regulation size, offers no seating, and has sidelines bounded by a chain-link fence. But the summer league on West 4th Street in Greenwich Village has developed its share of stars and has become known throughout the world for another reason: Here the only thing that matters is the game.

    Inside the Cage follows the West 4th Street’s summer league through a single season, chronicling its legendary history along the way. From 1970s playground legend Fly Williams to NBA veteran Anthony Mason and L.A. Lakers guard Smush Parker, three generations of players have mastered their game at West 4th Street. And the Cage itself — located in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in America and frequented by men from the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Harlem — proves that talent can flourish even in the most unlikely places.

    Inside the Cage
    A Season at West 4th Street’s Legendary Tournament
    by Wight Martindale, Jr.

    ISBN: 9781416919155
    ISBN-10 1416919155
    Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment (Simon & Schuster)
    Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

    The Bond

    The Bond
    by Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt, George Jenkins

    Bond, The 

    Description:

    From the authors of the best-selling book, The Pact

    The Three Doctors-Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt-discovered early in their friendship that they shared one disturbing trait: As children, they had to navigate life in inner-city Newark without a father’s support and guidance. While each young man dealt with the turmoil caused by an absent father, with no male role model to turn to for advice, each veered dangerously close to a life of delinquency, drugs, and crime. But despite great odds, the three overcame the statistics. In high school, they formed the Pact, a promise to one another that they would become doctors, and it kept them dedicated to one another and to their dream, and helped to put them on the road to successful careers as physicians.

    In The Bond, the Three Doctors plumb their own tough childhoods to explore the national epidemic of fatherlessness. But rather than cling to any bitterness or pain they may have felt as children about their fathers’ inability to be in their lives, as adults Davis, Jenkins, and Hunt sought out their fathers and worked to reconnect with them. In the doctors’ own words-and their fathers’-they describe the crucial lessons they learned, identifing ways to stem the tide of fatherlessness that’s sweeping through communities across the country. Honest, brave, and poignant, The Bond is a book for every family, every father, and every man.

    The Bond
    by Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt, George Jenkins

    ISBN: 9781594489570
    ISBN-10: 1594489572
    Publisher: Riverhead (Penguin Group)
    Publication Date: 2007
    Format: Hardcover, 272 pages

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