Let the Church Say Amen

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 1, 2007 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley delivers a bold and heartwarming story of family and faith about a man who has succeeded as a reverend and failed as a father.

Reverend Simon Jackson has always felt destined to lead and he’s done a good job of it, transforming his small Houston church into one of the most respected and renowned in the region. But while the good Reverend’s been busy tending his flock, his family’s gone astray. His nineteen-year-old daughter, Rachel, gives new meaning to “baby mama drama.” Crazy in love with her son’s father, she's wreaking havoc on the man’s life, even though he's about to marry another woman. David, Simon'’s oldest at twenty-seven, has been spiraling downward ever since a knee injury ended a promising football career. These days he’s seeking solace in drugs—even feeding his habit by stealing church offerings. Blessedly, twenty-three-year-old Jonathan, a college graduate and the apple of Simon’s eye, is poised to take his father’s side as associate pastor—or so everyone thinks. Loretta has been a devoted wife to Simon, but she’s beginning to realize that enabling him to give more to the church than to his children was her biggest mistake. As things begin to fall apart and secrets are revealed, will Loretta be able to help her husband reunite their tattered family before it’s too late?

Let the Church Say Amen is a powerful journey through one family’s trials—and a remarkable story of reconciliation and love. When things are down to the wire will Reverend Simon Jackson choose to fight for his family or the congregation?
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
14
Section 4
20
Section 5
28
Section 6
37
Section 7
42
Section 8
51
Section 23
146
Section 24
153
Section 25
161
Section 26
167
Section 27
175
Section 28
183
Section 29
187
Section 30
193

Section 9
57
Section 10
63
Section 11
70
Section 12
76
Section 13
84
Section 14
93
Section 15
99
Section 16
104
Section 17
110
Section 18
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Section 19
123
Section 20
128
Section 21
135
Section 22
140
Section 31
199
Section 32
204
Section 33
211
Section 34
216
Section 35
221
Section 36
227
Section 37
232
Section 38
239
Section 39
245
Section 40
250
Section 41
258
Section 42
264
Section 43
274
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ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s #1 national bestselling novels include Let the Church Say Amen, I Know I’ve Been Changed, and Say Amen, Again, winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Her collaboration with Victoria Christopher Murray has produced three hit novels, Sinners & Saints, Friends & Foes, and Fortune & Fame. Visit ReShondaTateBillingsley.com, meet the author on Facebook at ReShondaTateBillingsley, or follow her on Twitter @Reshondat.

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