Friday, August 31, 2012

The Search Committee

I just finished reading The Search Committee by Tim Owens. 
A mismatched team of seven hit the road in an Econoline church van on a mission to find a new pastor. They don't agree on much other than the stops at Hardee's for coffee and a biscuit. But they stick to the call, trying to slip undetected into worship services across the Southeast—all in hopes of stealing a preacher for their congregation.

Each member is wrestling to balance their own busy life and personal struggles. And they're trying to keep their issues to themselves. Forced to spend countless hours together, these very different personalities from different generations begin to bond. And their lives are profoundly changed as they love and support each other through the difficulties in each of their lives.

This is a really good book that has me thinking about a lot of things.  I think everyone knows someone like each of the members of the committee and that we're like at least one of them.  I really like the ending and didn't see it coming.

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