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
Woman of God, is an extraodinary read, testing a person's faith through thick and thin, there were times when reading this and thinking, 'how can all this happen to one person', being a doctor in south Sudan at 'kind hearts' and seeing all of the death and destruction, to being shot, and technically declared dead, only, to come through it all and go back, to having to live through your husband and newborn child dying, (that literally broke me to pieces reading that, as I ...more
Completely different from any other Patterson I have read. Somewhat over the top, but an interesting plot, with ideals I could totally get behind.
The Patterson-Paetro partnership returns with a one-off novel that seeks to explore faith, religion, and the strength in both that one woman possesses in the modern world. Brigid Fitzgerald has been working in South Sudan, serving as a doctor and trauma surgeon in a war-torn corner of the country. After the medical facility is attacked by guerillas, many are slaughtered, including the local priest and Brigid's mentor. As she struggles to come to terms with this, Brigid, too, is attacked and left ...more
Can I just say how much I absolutely loved this book and needed to read it at the exact moment I did? No matter what religion you are...we all have faith. Sometimes in the hardest times of our lives that faith is tested. When the bad times come we either cling to out faith or lose it all together. Finding it again is a journey.
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
"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
I'm looking at the other ratings and wondering if I read the same book.
I didn't like Woman of God. I would not like it on a boat I would not like it with a goat.
It was a very silly story with absolutely no character development or descriptive language. I was unable to identify with any of the characters. The plot was melodramatic and soppy.
A female doctor, working in a war torn part of Sudan finds love. Loses love. Becomes part of an egalitarian pseudo Catholic Church and ultimately is a cont ...more
I just do not know how to rate or review this book. Hell, I do even know how I felt about this book. I did not get engrossed in the story but it was not a bad story. I think I just did not connect with it or the characters as much as I would have liked to. It is still a James Patterson book so it is far from bad, just did not feel this one. This is about vast changes within the Catholic church with the main character becoming a priest and even having her name in the hat for pope.
My quick and si ...more