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The Church Builder

The Church Builder

By A.L. Shields
Published by Zondervan

Average Blogger Rating: 4.21 Stars

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On 3/18 Doug Hibbard wrote: Books that are intended to launch a series have pitfalls to avoid--you want enough closure to sleep at night, but you also need to want more as the series carries on. Into this, A.L. Shields (or Stephen L. Carter, I'm not sure why you would choose a pseudonym and immediately reveal it) drops a series ... Book: The Church Builder by A. L. Shields

Doug's Rating:

4 Stars

On 1/19 Jonathon Burns wrote: Honestly, it was the cover of this book that first intrigued me. The image of the snake around the branch was simple, but also unique. After reading the brief description, I realized it was definitely a book I’d be interested in. The Church Builderfollows Bethany Barclay, a lawyer in a small town. ... The Church Builder by A.L. Shields

Jonathon's Rating:

3 Stars

On 12/25 Trey Walton wrote: Hi guys! So yeah. I review books on booksneeze, they give me free books. Okay. So recently, I got The Church Builder by A.L. Shields. The cover was very appealing, I must say. I don’t think I would say it was a terrible book. I think we need to give A.L. Shields credit because there aren’t a lot ... The Church Builder

Trey Walton's Rating:

4 Stars

On 12/18 Marcus wrote: A. L. Shields is the pseudonym for #1 New York Times best-selling author Stephen L. Carter, writing his first novel in the sweet spot for Christian readers: fast-paced, identifiable faith message, and strong characterizations. Author’s first novel, The Emperor of Ocean Park, was the Today Show’s ... The Church Builder by A.L. Shields

Marcus' Rating:

5 Stars

On 12/12 Heather wrote: "Why not place certain religious themes at the heart of a story?"The Christian themes are subtle, It is a story that you may not see as a "christian book. Which is a refreshing thing. The goal was to have a good story, faith naturally comes into it.  Well written and captivating. A thriller ... Book Sneeze The Church Builder - A.L. Shields

Heather's Rating:

5 Stars

On 12/10 booksandchocolate wrote: Oh wow, what a story!! NOW when is the next one coming out!?!…SOON I hope!!! Who can Bethany trust? What is she in the middle of? I was drawn by the description of the book. It could be interesting. However, this was a book that grabbed me quickly and firmly held my attention. ... The Church Builder by A. L. Shields

booksandchocolate's Rating:

5 Stars

On 12/10 Cc Sweeny wrote: The main character, Bethany, is an ordinary woman with a very bland life. Just like myself! However, because of acquaintances of friends in her life, her life is then turned upside down. Her life was no longer normal. Being manipulated by two major players that happen to be very important people who ... Beware of the People Around! Awesome Book!

Cc Sweeny's Rating:

4 Stars

On 12/7 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: The Church Builder By A.L. ShieldsISBN#978-0-310-33214420 PagesAbout Book: One group focused on destroying all religion.One group struggling to preserve the church.One woman searching for the truth.The evidence is against her. The FBI is right behind her. A malevolent killer has her in his sights. And ... THE CHURCH BUILDER by A.L. SHIELDS REVIEWED

The Book Club Network (TBCN)'s Rating:

4 Stars

On 12/2 Nellie Dee wrote: By A.L. ShieldsThe Summary:Bethany Barclay is an attorney whose best friend, Annabelle, was recently mysteriously killed and now finds herself framed for the murder of one of her clients. Her only option is to run for her life and in order to clear her name, she must single handedly retrace her friend's ... The Church Builder

Nellie Dee's Rating:

4 Stars

On 12/2 Sally McCombs wrote: I’m always a little wary of writers who publish under pseudonyms. There are good points on both sides of the debate, but Ann Rice managed to go from vampires to Jesus without a pseudonym quite successfully. I’d also never read anything under A L Shields’ real name of Stephen L Carter, so I really ... The Church Builder by A L Shields

Sally's Rating:

5 Stars