The Harvest Raise

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader



Title: The harvest raise

Author: Kate Schuerman

Publisher: Concordia Publishing House

Publication Date: 2017

Format: Paperback

Length: 399 pages


This is a delightful story of a Lutheran congregation in a rural setting, reminiscent of Phillip Gulley’s Harmony but rather more serious in some ways. The foibles and peculiarities are there as well as so many reasons to delight in and love each other. Laughter and tears abound and, of course, many reasons to forgive one another as daily life encroaches on each one. Pastor Fletcher is a wonderful leader yet unrecognized as being wonderful by some parishioners. A good picture of life as it is.

Although read as a stand-alone, this is the third in a trilogy and some questions are raised when you have not the read the first two. Definitely recommended to read the series in order.


Rating (1 to 5)


Suggested Audience

Fans of contemporary Christian fiction

Christian Impact

Themes of forgiveness, acceptance and unconditional love

Other Notes

Includes discussion questions, Altar Guild 101 and original poetry by Michelle Lynn Swope


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The Harvest Raise

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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