A Quiet Roar
By Randall Arthur
Sometimes Disruption is Over due
Published by: Life Image Publishers
Release Date: December 17, 2018
ISBN# 978-0-85025779
490 Pages

Hashtags: Christian Fiction, Missionaries, Female Pastor, Thought-Provoking, Suspenseful, Edgy

Book Blurb: One of the first contemporary novels to highlight a female pastor in the evangelical community, along with the tensions and controversies surrounding her leadership role. Riveting, compelling, and inspirational. Destined to become a classic.

REVIEW: Randall Arthur rocked the Christian world with his first novel Wisdom Hunter rocked my world. He’s newest novel has shaken things up again. I loved the diversity in the characters backgrounds, and spiritual upbringing. A Quiet Roar Transends denominations, race, and sex. I couldn’t put this novel down. The story and characters situations touched me to the core of my being.

Everyone is disturbed by change and what this woman would be like, but no one anticipated her to would be as polite, beautiful, and well versed and educated as she shares passages and asks them to read the bible for themselves. Katherine Rose is like nobody they’ve ever met.

The author brilliantly walks the congregation and readers through passages of scripture that talk about females teaching in the church and so much more.  I loved how this author quoted scripture and asks the church/reader to ask themselves while reading passages; whose talking, who are they talking to, why are they having this conversation in the first place. Just like with Jesus parables they are stories to help convey a message to the reader in a profound non-preachy way. The author doesn’t tell you what to think but gives you the information so you can read it yourself and ask God what this message means in your life.

The author does a brilliant job of bringing these characters and their situation to life as they struggle with what to do with a female Pastor and readers get a glimpse at what this woman is called to do (much like the disciples were called to do in the bible) as each shares the good news of Jesus. Things get crazy on the mission field and in the congregation as most of the decans boycott the church.

Kathleen is a strong, caring woman who’s just come off the mission field of Africa. She is suffering reverse culture shock being back in America with it’s overwhelming choices. Not to mention recovering from the death of her husband and son. It’s only by the grace of God that she’s able to get out of bed each and every day.

Flloyd (founder of the church he’s asked her to pastor) has helped her escape the death threats in Africa and provide a safe house. A place where she can do the thing, she loved best – share the word of God with others.

When God moves through His word; and people give Him a chance to move in their lives nothing is the same. Just when the church is getting used to a female preaching something unexpected happens throughout the church that affects and touches the whole community. I was swept up in the change too.

This book is about so much more than a woman pastor it's about change, the human heart, and it gives a peek at missionaries on the front lines risking it all to share the good news of Jesus. 

I love this authors stories that cause me to go back to the bible and look at things for myself and let God do the rest. Like Wisdom Hunter (which is a book I still think about); readers will be moved to dig deeper into their heart and think about why they do what they do. This book is
heart-felt, Inspirational, mysterious, edgy, suspenseful, surprising and powerful page-turning novel that would make a great book club pick. There is so much to talk about. This book is a keeper.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

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