Preying On The Church, is an inspiring novel about an African American middle-age woman Margie, who is well-known in her community through her job as a Realtor, serving as a representative on the Rockford Town Council, and giving her portion of life at Rockford Baptist Church.
A tragic accident happens that no one could ever believe. After a church shooting, Margie loses faith as her life is shattered into pieces losing someone close to her that causes her to journey through the five stages of grief.
It takes her to the lowest possible point of survival: isolating herself from friends and family, losing faith, drinking alcohol, almost getting arrested, and losing her job to realize she is on a path of destruction.
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Without searching, Margie opened the Bible and it fell to the page of (e.g., Ephesians 4:31-32). “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
What a coincidence, she thought. God is reaching out to me this morning. I don’t deserve Him after I turned my back against Him.
Margie got off the bed, fell to her knees, and slapped her hands together.
Barry walked in the room. Once he noticed Margie praying on the floor, he stopped and went to stand in the hallway, laying his back against the wall as he eavesdropped on her prayer.
When she finished, Barry walked into the room. “Margie, get ready because we have to go.”
“So, you’re going with me?” she asked.
“Yes, why wouldn’t I?”
“Because you didn’t come to my court hearing, so I thought you weren’t coming today.”
“I was wrong for that, and I should’ve supported you then, but I am definitely supporting you today and I might want to say something if I have the strength,” said Barry.
Margie and Barry got dressed in silence, both worried about how they would testify.
After they were dressed, they walked downstairs and out to the car.
Noticing Margie limping, Barry escorted her to the car. He walked over to open Margie’s door and made sure her legs were inside and closed the door.
About the Author:
After receiving her education and being a military spouse, she held several jobs as a preschool teacher and a preschool director, but she wanted to her education to use by writing children’s books. She wrote her first book in college for her children’s literature course. She has self-published several children books on Amazon.
Currently, she is branching off into writing fiction YA, NA, and A novels on issues in society. She loves writing and would not change it for nothing in this world She is now published by Rhetoric Askew. Kimberley is the author of Our Friendship Matters and Preying on the Church.
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