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Publisher's Summary

Delightfully mixing inspirational romance and contemporary fiction, Vanessa Davis Griggs’ novels are gripping emotional rollercoaster rides.

The wedding between Angela Gabriel and Brent Underwood promises to be the Birmingham event of the year - and aspiring event planner Melissa Anderson has been working feverishly to make it happen. During this hectic time, she even agrees to go out on a date with a most unlikely prospect: Marcus Peeples.

When it came to Marcus, it definitely wasn't love at first sight. But after a lovely evening together of Bible study at Followers of Jesus Faith Worship Center, Melissa has a change of heart. She learns that Marcus is divorced, a fact she can't reconcile with scripture even though she knows he's a good man and father. But when Marcus's diva ex-wife decides she wants him back, Melissa soon discovers love, divorce, and faith have quite a bit in common.

©2010 Vanessa Davis Griggs (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"This is a romance for readers who like their books enhanced with religious teachings." (Booklist)

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  • Yosgyrl
  • Memphis, TN, United States
  • 02-08-11

Just OK

This book is very "WORDY". There was a lot of information that could have been left out. It was hard getting through this one.

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  • Wilma
  • Elizabethton, TN, United States
  • 09-28-10

Love Conquers All in the Family

Beautiful Narration. The ending was as it should be. The Chrisitan life is to be lived by the proper interpretation in light of God's Word. Marcus backed up his arguments regarding divorce with the appropriate scriptures. It made me examine my personal views about divorce. Many have the same ideas and beliefs about divorce as Melissa did. Marcus serves as a good model for a father toward a child when there's a divorce.Other family and individual matters with resolutions are included. Recommend reading (or listening).

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Awesome read!

i truly enjoyed the story line and loved the character of Marcus and what he brought to the story!

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could not put it down

this book was magnificent it was so intriguing and a lot to learn I actually learned a lot this book is a true blessing thank you so much for the storyline

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  • Whitney
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • 02-20-15

WONDERFUL STORY!!!

Would you listen to Practicing What You Preach again? Why?

WITHOUT A DOUBT. I ENJOYED EVERYTHING ABOUTH THIS BOOK, LOVED MARCUS AND MELISSA THEY WERE SO CUTE TOGETHER.

Who was your favorite character and why?

MELISSA, SHE WAS RELATABLE.

What about Shari Peele’s performance did you like?

LOVE SHARI PEELE SHE ALWAYS BRINGS LIFE TO HER RECORDINGS.

Who was the most memorable character of Practicing What You Preach and why?

MELISSA, JUST LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT HER.

Any additional comments?

GREAT READ, WOULD RECOMMEND TO ALL.

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A True Blessing To All!

Would you listen to Practicing What You Preach again? Why?

Yes! I love every word inthe book

Who was your favorite character and why?

Every Character was awesome in their own way.

Any additional comments?

This book is a must read. You may not want to read the series; but this one can stand alone!!!

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  • Tawanda
  • Birmingham, AL, United States
  • 10-18-12

great inspiring love story

Would you consider the audio edition of Practicing What You Preach to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the book but I really enjoyed the audio

Who was your favorite character and why?

Marcus, he was a good godly man

Have you listened to any of Shari Peele’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

the grass not greener on the other side

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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good book

this was a good book, never been disappointed from this author. little bit too much detail felt drawn out. The performance was good.

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Heartwarming

I enjoyed the scriptures at the beginning of each chapter. It prompted me to reflect on those scriptures and even look up various versus in my own Bible. It felt like Bible Study during the chapter where Marcus was explaining to Melissa about divorce. The story line was heartwarming as well. Joyful ending. The narrator has a beautiful voice.