2016 Reading Challenge
5. On Which Side of the Road Do the Flowers Grow? by Wendell E Mettey
Topic: book that's under 150 pages
During his years pastoring an inner-city church, Wendell Mettey discovered that God uses even the most blemished vessels to bring beauty into the world. In On Which Side of the Road Do the Flowers Grow?, Pastor Mettey shares the humorous and touching stories of his diverse congregation— ordinary people whose lives were infused with an awareness of God's real and abundant grace.
Reverend Wendell Mettey shares actual stories of some of his parishioners who left an impact on him and the church. Most of them are about those who didn't believe in God for awhile and their transformations on how they got to believe in God and their faith. Then there were those who didn't miss a service for anything, showing that God was the most important person in their life. This was kind of a quick read since it's under 150 pages (hence the topic I used it for). Some of the stories were heartwarming. Only a couple lacked to be touching and compelling for me. I believe that these stories revolved around a Baptist church, as well as the struggles an inner city church faces/faced. I especially liked how he portrayed how some sinners turned their life around for the church and God.
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