BOOK REVIEW OF THE WEEK: Church Ladies by Lisa Samson

Nobody writes about regular people like Lisa Samson.  She has a wonderful ability to take people like you and me with regular lives, regular doubts, regular temptations and make them interesting.  What’s interesting about regular people?  The raw honesty that Samson allows her characters to express. So often I find myself blushing because the characters share the harsh truth of their hurts and fallacies and I know their thoughts sound like mine.

Church Ladies is about Poppy, a suburban house wife with a distant husband that decides to be a pastor.  She didn’t get a vote.  She brings to the role of a pastor wife the grief of loosing a child, the guilt from past choices and the loneliness that is so basic in so many woman’s lives.  But alas the church ladies evolve- an interdenominational group of women that meet and learn to support each other with wit, strength and compassion.

Church Ladies left me thinking, laughing and glad I shared my time with the ladies in her book.  Check it out… http://lisasamson.typepad.com/

About Karen Tripp

Beyond being a Christian Counselor and the President of Cancer Companions, Karen loves to read (she's a great reader) and loves to sing (she's a bad singer) in her home near St Louis, MO. Cancer has personally touched Karen's personal life through her dad - a 23 year colon cancer survivor. Impacting lives for Christ through her speaking, writing and counseling fills Karen with a passion which infuses every task she approaches. (except matching socks. Karen hates matching socks.)
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