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Never on Sunday – would you read it?

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Never on Sunday by Penny Dixon

Never on Sunday by Penny Dixon

It’s been a while since I wrote a blog. This is because I’ve been busy editing and working on completing my latest book Never on Sunday. It’s already created a bit of controversy as the pastor who first gave me the idea to write it didn’t want to be associated with it. He said that although he personally thought it was brilliant that his church board wouldn’t approve. In addition,  the first person I approached to proof read it for me said she had to pray about it. She came back and said, based on the description of the book, she was unable to read it.

I’ve attached the book cover (Thanks to Pam Neaves of Mint Creative Solutions) and the description of the book. (See below) I would love to know what you think. Would you read such a book? Would you at least be curious to look at it?

It’s a difficult job being the head of a church in these times.  Pastor Brown’s focus on meeting the deadline for his new book distracts him from what’s going on in his congregation. Yet beneath the songs of praise run deep sexual passions that struggle to find expression in ways that are acceptable to the church.

As members of his congregation attempt to reconcile their religious beliefs with their sexual urges they grapple with issues such as infidelity, erectile dysfunction, pre-marital sex, abuse within marriage, and more.

His members face a number of challenges which Pastor Brown tries to guide them through; but who will guide him when the bomb lands in his own house?

These stories are touching in their ability to connect with what is real. They illustrate of the powerful redemptive nature of forgiveness, and confirm that true love is the only way to heal. 

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Author of novels Dare to Love and Betrayed www.pennydixon.com poetry anthology Raw www.cymbalspublishing.co.uk and blogger www.writingcreativelywithspirit.com

4 thoughts on “Never on Sunday – would you read it?

  1. Go for it gal!

    Our religious teachers are not immune to sexual feelings just cause they choose to be preachers. The topic may be controversial – but that’s good for everyone to voice their feelings on different topics which they feel passionate about!

    Flocks of all religious denominations will read your book to obtain your thoughts and views. If there was no controversy and healthy dispute – there would be fewer buyers of your book because heated discussion is healthy.

    Without public debate, fewer people would have heard about you and your skills in writing – and your books!!! Don’t forget, any publicity is good for sales because it brings your story to the attention of those who are interested in the subject and in the debate.

    Keep up the good work.

    Pat Sterrett –

  2. Thanks for your support Pat. Interestingly I met someone today who said she’d like to invite me to talk to the women’s group at her church about some of the issues raised in the book. Thankfully not everyone is averse to open discussions.

  3. Excellent idea Penny Dixon. As a Karastian (Christian) myself, I was disappointed to hear that your Pastor didn’t want to be associated with the book. These issues do need to be addressed, because like it or not, these things do happen within the church. There is another lady that has gone down a similar road as yourself. Not sure if you have heard of her, but her name is Deborrah Cooper. She is the author of The Black Church – Where Women PRAY and Men PREY. If you got time you can find out more here http://www.womenpraymenprey.com/

    So I salute you, well done for having the courage to address an important topic that most people seem to shy away from. Having said that, there is one criticism I have and that is to do with the cover design. It’s a minor really, but as a Graphic Designer myself, I think your name doesn’t stand out enough. The title and overall design is fine, it’s just that the author name (Penny DIXON) in black colour writing on Brown skin doesn’t work too well (it’s like putting dark on dark). You can get away with it on the word NEVER in the main title heading as it is bigger and bolder but I think some slight tweeking needs to be done to your name.

    Once again well done.

  4. Thank you so much for your support. I’ve since spoken to the pastor and he admits that his lackf of association is based on fear of recriminations. Interestingly since he’s realised that I am going ahead with the publication he’s said I’m braver than he is.

    Isn’t it sad that even at this level people can feel so gagged?

    On another note. I’ve been asked to consider speaking at a women’s group at a local church on some of the issues raised in the book. This by someone who thinks these issues need to be discussed in the church.

    Thanks for the link to Deborrah Cooper’s book. I’ve ordered a copy.

    I’ll speak to the designer about the name on the book. Once again, thank you.

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