Strongholds

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Dafina Books, 2008 - Fiction - 274 pages
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From Vanessa Davis Griggs comes the second book in her "Blessed Trinity Trilogy." Part Terry McMillan, part Jan Karon, Griggs delivers the story of a congregation hoping for heaven--while dealing with life right here on earth. . .

When Pastor George Landris, the dreadlock-wearing minister of the new mega-church, Followers of Jesus Faith Worship Center, urges his congregation to approach the altar and cast off their strongholds--also known as their weaknesses--it's the start of intense soul-searching for many.

From a married couple's twin addictions to gambling and gluttony, to a female member's adulterous affair, a computer expert's obsession with cyber-porn and a therapist's workaholism, the Pastor's church family is about to open the proverbial floodgates. And that's just the beginning. There's also the woman whose battle with mental illness hides a buried trauma, and the religious devotee who's so busy fearing the devil she's forgotten what faith is really about. The plot only thickens when the Pastor's wife lightens his load by helping him counsel--and finds herself at the center of a decades-long deception.

Insightful, witty, and always poignant, Vanessa Davis Griggs delivers another compelling novel, taking readers behind the scenes of mega-churches, and showing the amazing power that redemption and faith can have on people's lives.

 

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This was a very good book to read and it spoke such truths about Strongholds in our lives. This book although fiction ministered to me in so many ways and the author brought out the power of Gods love. I would recommend this book for reading great storyline. Read full review

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This was a good book just like the first one Blessed Trinity. I couldnt put it down. It flowed right into it picking up where the first one left off. I am know reading the third book in this series If ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
41
Chapter 3
47
Chapter 4
51
Chapter 5
55
Chapter 6
61
Chapter 7
67
Chapter 8
75
Chapter 19
131
Chapter 20
135
Chapter 21
141
Chapter 22
151
Chapter 23
157
Chapter 24
163
Chapter 25
167
Chapter 26
183

Chapter 9
79
Chapter 10
83
Chapter 11
89
Chapter 12
95
Chapter 13
101
Chapter 14
105
Chapter 15
111
Chapter 16
117
Chapter 17
121
Chapter 18
127
Chapter 27
197
Chapter 28
209
Chapter 29
215
Chapter 30
223
Chapter 31
229
Chapter 32
245
Chapter 33
255
Chapter 34
265
Discussion Questions
273
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About the author (2008)

Vanessa Davis Griggs, author of Promises Beyond Jordan and The Rose of Jericho, is a novelist, newspaper columnist, and motivational speaker. She came to writing after eighteen years of service to the phone company. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

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