A Test of Faith, Mystery and the Ministers Wife Series #1
Excellent reading. I loved this book. This whole series has the mystery component I love and christian teaching all rolled up into an incredible series. Thank you.
August 31, 2010
I have read 20 of the Mystery & the Minister's Wife books now and "A Test of Faith" still stands out as one of my favorites. Whenever I get a book written by Carol Cox, I know it's going to be a good one! I couldn't put it down and I love the way she brought everything together.
November 15, 2009
I really like all her books that I have but was very disappointed that she decided to use the NIV instead of the true word of God, the K J V. which she used in the other books.
May 27, 2009
"A Test of Faith" is third in the "Mystery and the Ministers Wife" series by Carol Cox. Not having read the previous two, I can vouch for the fact that the novel stands alone. The story is set in a small Tennessee town where everyone knows everyone else, with one or two exceptions, and everyone thinks they know everything to be known about everyone else. That said, the characters are very real and intriguing, with natural foibles and the usual urge to jump to the most popular conclusion. The writing draws you in to a relatively quiet, relatively ordered life. Disaster and heartache are brought down to a size where the reader knows that all will be resolved by the final page. And the reader of faith is reminded that all our disasters and heartaches are likewise soluble; that the Author, as opposed to the author, has everything in hand.A stolen car crashes through the front window of the diner, but the driver has vanished, and the wallet on the passenger seat belongs to Kate, the ministers wife. While the townsfolk split their blame between Kate and the reformed alcoholic who is cleaning the church, Kates husband breaks his leg, and a major storm breaks branches on the tree in their front yard. Nothing is ever simple, but an elegant solution awaits. And the book is a rewarding, peaceful read with interesting dilemmas, entertaining relationships, and a delightful sense of faith.
March 20, 2009