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Avis Douglas and her husband, Peter, have dreamed of selling his software business to finance a two year mission effort in South Africa. But when the economy crashes, they're suddenly faced with the real possibility of bankruptcy. When one of the co-pastors of SouledOut Community Church passes away suddenly, Avis and Peter are asked to step in and assist with the leadership of the church in the interim. but that creates an all-black leadership, fanning some subtle racial issues in their multi-cultural church. As tensions mount, they wrestle with returning to a traditional church where things would be easier.Meanwhile, Kate Blanchard arrives in urban Chicago with three friends. Their vision of radically following Jesus--from dressing in second-hand clothes to trying to live green--only adds to the unrest at SouledOut Community Church. When Kate attaches herself to Avis as a mentor, Kate's good heart but lack of wisdom drives Avis nuts. Before long they realize that the body of Christ needs all parts--and Avis will see that she needs Kate's joy in following Jesus as much as Kate needs Avis' wisdom.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781401686284
ISBN-13: 9781401686284
Series: SouledOut Sisters

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Sometimes the person you most need is the one least like you.

Kathryn Davies is a bright young woman from a prominent Phoenix family. But after making a leap of faith at a Christian music fest, dropping out of med school, and moving to inner city Chicago, her family all but disowns her.

When Kat discovers SouledOut Community Church, she longs to become a part of the multicultural church family. But her tendency to immediately say whatever sheÆs thinking steps on the toes of nearly everyone she meetsùespecially Avis Douglass.

Avis has a strong faith, is the principal of one of ChicagoÆs highest performing elementary schools, and is a founding member of SouledOut. But the countryÆs economic downturn has thrown both her and her husbandÆs jobs in question. And Avis hasnÆt heard from her youngest daughter in monthsùan estrangement that gnaws at her every day. Where is God in this?

KatÆs flamboyant zeal for living a ôradicalö Christian life is a stark contrast to AvisÆs more reserved faith. But in GodÆs timing, the two women discover they need each other in ways neither of them expected.

Editorial Reviews

“In Jackson’s superlative novel in the new SouledOut Sisters, the plot and characters remain fresh and vibrant, shining spiritual truth from each page.”
“Readers will enjoy the antics of Kat and her open-mouth-insertfoot ways, and watching God orchestrate His will in the lives of the people of the SouledOut Community Church.”

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