Sunday, December 1, 2013

"Letters from Ruby" by Adam Thomas

About this book:

When the newly ordained Episcopal priest Rev. Calvin Harper arrives in Victory, West Virginia, to be the pastor at an ailing parish, he has no idea how much he still has to learn about being a priest. Thankfully, Ruby Redding takes the young man under her wing and teaches him everything she has learned throughout her long, storied life. Seminary never taught Calvin that the only true way to be a witness to God s presence in this world is to remain in relationships with people no matter what life throws at them. His studies never taught him that detachment is the bane of ministry. He never learned that deep grief comes only from deep love. But in his first year in Victory, Calvin learns all this and more from Ruby, a woman so full of God s light that it can t help but spill onto the people around her.

 Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- Calvin is a Pastor, many prayers and sermons.

Negative Content- Two ‘What the h*ll’s (A police officer says one, then Calvin echoes it in his mind), A ‘heck’, Calvin drinks four beers, but later throws up saying that was four beers too many; One lady makes a comment about another lady’s chest.

Sexual Content- Aris says she had to coax her husband out of his workshop.

-Calvin Harper
                                                              P.O.V. of Calvin (With letters from Ruby)
                                                                       316 pages

(and a half)
I found this book very interesting, the story line & the writing style. Ruby is so sweet and tells many stories from her life time in her letters to Calvin. Stories about how the Great Depression and WWII shaped her life.
Because of the Negative & Sexual content, ‘Letters from Ruby’ got lower stars.

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher for this review.

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