Michele Andrea Bowen -
More Church Folk -
Available July 28, 2010 -
3 out of 5 books -
It’s been years since we’ve visited with our friends from Church Folks. Now twenty-two years later, the presiding Bishop’s family as well as the church family of the Gospel United Church are back, and they have only learned how to turn it up a few notches. Nothing much has changed since the buffoonery continues as only church folk can. Some of the players were forced to move on, while others left on their own. The church is preparing for the Triennial General Conference, and some of the Bishops plan to add “paradise” to the agenda.
These brothers have come up with a way to buy seats at the next election so they can secure positions for the fallen sheep of their herd. Along with securing seats for men who have nothing on their minds that look like kingdom building, they also plan to sell a drug to the congregation. This import business will help the Bishops in Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland get material goods for personal use. Bishop Hemphill’s family business is also part of the plan. Uncle Lee Lee has discovered a watermelon powder (WP21) that resembles a “youth serum” with a twist for men.
A synthetic drug, greed, and desperate folks make More Church Folk one interesting read. This is especially true when Rev. F.B.I agent Denzelle Flowers is assigned to investigate the Fifteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth district Gospel United Church of Bishops. One problem with More Church Folk was that there were too many characters. Another problem was trying to keep tabs on their status in the line of the church roster. But what was wonderful was the fact that the author took the time to leave the reader with a reference note. I used this note many times while reading to keep the characters in order. Essence has coined Ms. Bowen the “the queen of Christian fiction” and I have to agree she is one of the best.
Reviewed by Missy for Urban Reviews
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