A steeple chase

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long-time book discussion leadeEW I

Title:

A steeple chase

Author:

Philip Formo

Publisher:

1946

Date:

2-22-2019

Format:

Paperback

Length:

190 pages

OVERVIEW


Richard Hanson is a Lutheran pastor in the Midwest and this chronicles three of his pastoral positions. In each of these churches, Hanson and his family learn different things, their idea of shepherding a church changes and enlarges and their faith grows: pastoring a farming community, responding to tragedies such as illness and deaths and then being the senior pastor in his hometown of Minneapolis.

I picked this book up thinking it would be very Philip Gulley-esque. While it did have some aspects that were similar, I felt that A Steeple Chase was a more serious book so entertaining in a way that was more thoughtful than I had anticipated.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5):

3

Suggested Audience:

Fans of Christian fiction, Phillip Gulley-type books

Christian Impact:

Gives readers insights into the life of a pastor and his congregation

About Cecelia Carey

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

One Response to “A steeple chase”

  1. I very much appreciated the humor and reflective nature of this book. Overall, an entertaining and light-hearted take on pastoring, with life-like situations mixed in. Definitely would recommend this book as an addition to church libraries, and would echo the reviewer’s comments as a good choice for fans of Christian fiction.

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