October 2013 Members’ Selection
Discussion: Saturday December 12, 2013
Book: The Unlikely Remnant
Author: Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts
Review: Saturday December 12, 2013
The Unlikely Remnant is a dynamic story about four very different people all alleged Christians who find themselves locked inside a North Philadelphia church AFTER the Rapture. FAYE sits on the mother board of a prominent AME church. She has spent 40 years of her life working for the Lord.
CHAD is a super-conservative radio talk show host and political pundit. He enjoys riling up the masses about issues related to race, gender, and class.
JEREMIAH is a popular televangelist. The charismatic pastor of a popular mega-church, he is celebrated for his knowledge of scripture.
ROSA is a single mom. An English teacher in the Catholic school she grew up in, she is a survivor of domestic abuse. More than left behind, the characters in The Unlikely Remnant are left to deal with the personal truths and tragic secrets that led to them literally missing God all while wrestling with the prejudices that inevitably surface in their relationships with each other.
The book posits the impossible question of Are you really ready? in a way that is both thought-provoking and powerful. Believers and unbelievers alike will find themselves enthralled by the characters and their quest for understanding and restoration in the midst of great turmoil.
Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts is a writer, editor, and educator. The author of six books including The Integrated Church: Authentic Multicultural Ministry and Interruption: The Gospel According to Crystal Justine, Lewis-Giggetts explores in her work both the personal and collective impact of the intersection of identity and faith.>/p>
After 13 years of marriage and two wonderful sons, Shenette is thoroughly excited to return to writing full-time and hopes to use her imagination as a tool of inner healing, self-reflection, and a great source of entertainment for others.