St. Peter's Square, Rome. White smoke signals that a new Pope has been chosen. Is it possible that the new Pope...is a woman? The world is watching as historic crowds gather in Rome, waiting for news of a new Pope, one who promises to be unlike any other in the Church's history. Some followers are ecstatic, but the leading candidate has made a legion of powerful enemies. From a difficult childhood with drug addled parents, to a career as a doctor on the front lines in Sudan, to a series of trials that test her faith at every turn, Brigid Fitzgerald's convictions and callings have made her the target of all those who fear that the Church has lost its way--dangerous adversaries who abhor challenges to tradition. Locked in a deadly, high-stakes battle with forces determined to undermine everything she believes in, Brigid must convert her enemies to her cause before she loses her faith...and her life....
|Title||:||Woman of God|
|Number of Pages||:||362 pages|
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Woman of God Reviews
This is a side of James Patterson that demonstrates his ability to traverse in many genres. This time the author explores faith from the Catholic church. Even as I'm writing this review, I'm getting goosebumps as I prepare to give you a synopsis from my point of view.
Bridget Fitzgerald is a woman whose running from something, trying to save others. She's just compleyed her residency and shes in South Sundan, in Northern Africa, working in a makeshift hospital called Kind Hands, trying to help t ...more
Brigid Fitzgerald is a remarkable woman. She graduated from college at 19 years of age. Determined to make something of her life and leave her addicted parents behind, she volunteered as a doctor in a clinic called Kind Hands in South Sudan, a very dangerous and poor part of the world. This begins her story. Wherever her fantastic life took her, and no matter the overwhelming losses she suffered, she tried to find and trust in God. This was her constant struggle.
As I read this book, I felt as if ...more
This is an advance read of James Patterson's new book Woman of God. Completely different from any of my previous experiences with his books. I was enthralled with the concept of the book, the front story of the first woman considered for the position of Pope, but it was so much more than that. It follows Brigid Fitzgerald through life altering experiences that mold her into a deep spiritual relationship. The story explores her awareness of her personal relation with God, and makes one consider t ...more
A terrific read. Woman of God grabs you and takes you on a journey. It deals with faith, but in a way that is totally true to James Patterson with plot twists and page turning chapters. In the end you feel satisfied, entertained, and thought provoked. What more could you want from a book?
This was unlike the usual Patterson books I've read. It was suspense and mystery with a message. However, at the end of it, I was wondering if that overall message was really strong enough.
Brigid Fitzgerald seems to encounter difficult situations (to put it mildly) at almost every single juncture in her life: in her jobs, her relationships, and her faith. We watch as she struggles to maintain her faith in God throughout all her hardships and also as she finds new reasons to believe along the way ...more
This will be a DNF for me. I feel like the blurb is completely misleading. The "Prologue" takes place 20 years in the future -- a reporter at the Vatican muses on the possibility of a female Pope, and then the scene shifts to a mother getting her daughter ready for Easter Sunday services and the sudden realization that this mother is the female Priest the reporter was thinking of. So . . . really, a very good start!
The book proper then starts in "present day". She's 27/28, a doctor with a foreig ...more
Not sure how to categorize this one. Anyway, Patterson and Paetro take on the Catholic church and its stand on women. I'm not a Catholic but I have friends who are. They moan about the fact that women can't be priests and other issues. Patterson uses the story of Brigid to show how a woman of faith makes the Church take notice and change. Fantasy? I guess I could have put the book in that category. But it's a fast read and full of action. Brigid goes to Africa to work with the horribly oppressed ...more
"They had captured a hundred and twenty-nine children. They castrated the boys and left them to bleed to death. They had gang-raped the little girls before killing them. Little boys who had been unable to run were roped together, and their throats had been slit," so writes Patterson/Paetro on page 119 of this, a torture porn book sold under the pretense of a woman finding faith. And even worse, far more torturous, scenes have appeared in earlier pages. Okay, now, about the writing itself, get th ...more