how did this book get to be in the christian genre? was it because of the title?
the lord is my shephard is nice story but with no christian background. i mean how can pastors of a church not know the meaning or how to explain to others the story of easter and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
giving this book 3 out of 5. 3 because it is generic nice story but not inspiring or encouraging
Spring is here, bringing on Easter Week and Passover.Â Â Cindy's church and Jeremiah's synagogue are next door to each other.Â Â This is convenient because both congregations can use the other's parking lot for overflow parking during services.Â Â But when Cindy's screams in the church are heard by Jeremiah in the parking lot, a new alliance is formed.
There's a body in the church and fear and death draw people together.Â Â While the police, led by Mark, try to figure who this dead stranger is, Cindy and Jeremiah, who Mark dubs 'The Good Samaritan', find themselves as detectives too because someone seems to be targeting Cindy also.Â Â Cindy can't leave things alone because her fears are driving her innate curiosity to find solutions.Â Â Jeremiah's mysterious past and his drive to protect Cindy get him involved more than some in his congregation appreciate.
This fun mystery also captures the mind and motives of a vicious serial murderer, but the story is filled more with hope and religious understanding than with morbid descriptions. The uniting for good and helpful interactions make this an unusual but fantastic book for all mystery lovers .
Thankfully, there are two more books in this series, because I'm left wanting more from these characters .Â Â I also want to learn more of their pasts, only hinted at in this first book. And lastly, I really like how the respectful interactions are blooming between these two religions.Â Â But mostly, the mystery was fast passed and terrific all by it's self !
This is the first "Christian Fiction Mystery" that I have read. It was exciting, right from the start! I really like the characters and look forward to getting to know them better in the following books. This does not have the guts and gore of popular secular mysteries, but it's not for the faint-hearted, either! The suspense continues building, and I never had any idea who the killer was until the very end. I do not recommend this for teens, but if you love a mystery, you will love THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD. Her grammar could use improvement!
I had not read this author before, but am I glad I took the chance! This book was a -don't bother me unless someone is dying or the house is burning down- kinda read. It was full of suspense and mystery as well as a budding friendship between a Rabbi and a Lutheran church secretary.
I loved it. I have recommended it to several people who also thought it was wonderful!