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For Better, For Worse
~ Book 4 in the Pastor Maggie Series ~
by Barbara Edema
Is America at war?
It is the summer of 2016 and Pastor Maggie finds herself challenged in unimaginable ways.
A national election is dividing the country, the city of Cherish, and Loving the Lord
Community Church into splintered factions. To complicate matters, she is working with a
local business owner to resettle a refugee family from Syria, but not everyone is happy
to see the new arrivals. Maggie tries to guide her discordant flock but careens from one
crisis to another. She knows that much good happens in a community where love and kindness
reign, but how can she possibly overcome the judgment, divisiveness, and hate that permeates
her parishioners and the nation? Can she hold her flock together through the storm?
In this fourth book of the series, the determined young pastor must marshal all the patience
and fortitude she can to hold the vision of a harmonious and loving society.
Praise for For Better, For Worse, Book 4 in the Pastor Maggie Series
It was amazing!
"This is one of those meaningful books that makes us examine our perspective on our thought
processes and expectations when we are giving to others, particularly when we decide what
others need. As with the previous Pastor Maggie books, the characters and their interactions
seem so real they could walk off the page and into our living rooms . . . a
delight to read with enough suspense, laughter, and depth to keep me engaged and looking
forward to more of Pastor Maggie."
~ Charlene Kushler
"The warmth of the characters and their interactions will make the reader smile and ponder many
things. I turned the pages quickly wondering and anticipating what would happen next. This is a
very fun story as well. It shows what the power of love can do. It is creative and
~ Jewel Hart, ChickLitCafe.com
The Pastor Maggie Series
Barbara Edema has been a pastor for twenty-three years. That may sound astonishingly boring. However, she is a
great deal of fun, with a colorful vocabulary used regularly out of the pulpit. Barb has spent decades caring
for people during holy and unholy times. She has been at both her best and her worst during her growth as a minister.
Now she's writing about a fictional church based on her days serving many delightful and frustrating parishioners.
Pastor Maggie is a young, impetuous, emotional, and clumsy—not to mention, a crazy cat lady—who steps into
ministry full of Greek and Hebrew, but short on life experience. She learns quickly.
Barb lives in DeWitt, Michigan with her husband, Doug. She is the mother of Elise, Lauren, Alana, and Wesley. Like
Maggie, Barb is a feline-loving female. Hence, she has collected an assortment of rescue kitties. Barb enjoys date
nights with her husband, watching her children do great things in the world, a glass of good red wine, and making
up stories about the fun and crazy times of life in the church.
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