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For Richer, For Poorer
~ Book Three in the Pastor Maggie Series ~
by Barbara Edema
What's Pastor Maggie up to now?
Life at Loving the Lord Community Church in Cherish, Michigan, isn't always easy. Learning
how to adjust to a new marriage while caring for her many parishioners keeps Pastor Maggie
on her toes. And things get more complicated as she prepares a group of church folks for the
coming holidays—AND a two-week mission trip to Ghana, Africa.
Will they catch the villain before he ruins everything?
While in Ghana, the expectations of good-hearted people clash with the real needs of the
villagers. Maggie's frustration boils over and her plans begin to crumble. All her beliefs
about rich and poor, success and failure, poverty and wealth, opened hearts and closed minds
get turned upside down. The lessons learned in Bawjiase are life changing for all.
As her spiritual beliefs are threatened, Maggie knows her ministry will be transformed once she
returns from her time in Ghana. But will she be the richer or the poorer for it?
Praise for For Richer, For Poorer:
"I couldn't put For Richer, For Poorer down. It is filled with many important life issues
while keeping a fantastic work of fiction. 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. The trials and triumphs of the people in Pastor Maggie's congregation is
inspiring. This is a very fun story as well. It shows what the power of love can do. It is creative
and extraordinarily imaginative. I think that readers will be very satisfied, inspired and happy
with this third installment of the 'Pastor Maggie' series."
~ Jewel Hart, ChickLitCafe.com
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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