More Church Folk

By Michele Andrea Bowen (Hardcover Book, 2010)
It is now 1986, and the preachers of the Gospel United Church are preparing for their much-anticipated Triennial General Conference. The last time readers encountered the good Rev. Theophilus Simmons, he was a newlywed and the pastor of a modest-sized congregation in Memphis. Now he's the father of three and running a congregation in St. Louis. His best friend, Rev. Eddie Tate, is now with a fast growing church in Chicago, but he is getting real frustrated with the way things are run in the Gospel United Church. Marcel Brown and his father, Ernest, along with Sonny Washington and Bishop Larsen Giles have had two decades to perfect their slimy methods of "tapping" church funds and other misdeeds. Now they've found a secret weapon that will allow them to make fast money and accomplish what they failed to do 20 years ago--buy off enough power to dominate the entire denomination, put their cronies in key spots, and ransack the church like it is the spoils of war. It won't be long before the two opposing sides face off..."church-folk" style.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $24.99 US/$29.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446577762

    • On Sale Date: 07/28/2010

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Grand Central Publishing

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It is now 1986, and the preachers of the Gospel United Church are preparing for their much-anticipated Triennial General Conference. The last time readers encountered the good Rev. Theophilus Simmons, he was a newlywed and the pastor of a modest-sized congregation in Memphis. Now he's the father of three and running a congregation in St. Louis. His best friend, Rev. Eddie Tate, is now with a fast growing church in Chicago, but he is getting real frustrated with the way things are run in the Gospel United Church. Marcel Brown and his father, Ernest, along with Sonny Washington and Bishop Larsen Giles have had two decades to perfect their slimy methods of "tapping" church funds and other misdeeds. Now they've found a secret weapon that will allow them to make fast money and accomplish what they failed to do 20 years ago--buy off enough power to dominate the entire denomination, put their cronies in key spots, and ransack the church like it is the spoils of war. It won't be long before the two opposing sides face off..."church-folk" style.

Michele Andrea Bowen graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an M.A. in History and a M.P.H. in Public Health. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Michele is the author of the #1 Essence bestsellers Church Folk and Second Sunday.
  • "Bowen's newest release in the black Christian fiction genre revisits characters from earlier novels while it offers and entertaining mix of humor, morality, and steamy relationships as well as an intimate portrayal of academic politicking and college sports." (Booklist on UP AT THE COLLEGE).

  • On SECOND SUNDAY "Bowen's writing humorously explores familiar terrain for anyone who has witnessed church politics."

  • On CHURCH FOLK "A satisfying addition to African-American fiction with Christian themes."

  • "Readers will find themselves laughing out loud...Underneath it all are acute observations about African-American history and community. Readers who went to church with Bowen before will be delighted to return, and her choir should get bigger." (Publisher's Weekly).

  • "Picking up in 1986, 23 years after the events detailed in her best-seller Church Folk, Bowen's inspirational novel uses humor, local color, and vividly descriptive, if startling, language to good effect, ably demonstrating once again why she is the queen of African American Christian fiction. An entertaining and timely look at the politics of religion, Bowen's latest sounds a call to action for members of all faiths."

    (Booklist).

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More Church Folk
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $24.99 US/$29.99 CAN
  • Pages: 320
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780446577762
  • On Sale Date: 07/28/2010
More Church Folk