Second Sunday

By Michele Andrea Bowen (Mass Market, 2009)
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.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $6.99 US/$8.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446549509

    • On Sale Date: 03/01/2009

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Mass Market, Electronic Book

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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.

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

  • "Fresh, passionate and laugh-out-loud funny."

  • "Get ready for some Godly grit and gumption, served up hot and tasty."

  • "A funny, honest drama...Bowen deftly balances romance, church politics, and spirituality."

  • "Done with wit and intelligence.  The cast is a delight."

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Second Sunday
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $6.99 US/$8.50 CAN
  • Pages: 352
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446549509
  • On Sale Date: 03/01/2009
Second Sunday