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The Mercy Seat

4.48  ·  Rating Details ·  84 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Going from raunchy to redeemed is not easy. When 19 year old prostitute Sofia Douglas walks into Freedom Baptist to reconcile with her mentally abusive foster mother Julia Aaron, she is met with much more than she bargained for. Although befriended by an elderly church mother by the name of Ruth Stills, she begins to fall for Ruth s son Xavier who is handsome, caring, a mi ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Ellechor Publishing House, LLC
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Michelle
Jul 21, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
Mercy Seat was a good story of redemption and the importance of not letting yourself stray emotionally in marriage by getting close to someone who is not your spouse. I liked the pacing of the story and how realistic the author was regarding temptation and the characters' emotions. I also loved the way she tied Sophia's emotional problems to her adoptive mother's issues. Ruth was a great influence and a solid example of how spiritual mentoring should occur. The spiritual and emotional insight wa ...more
Catherine
Jul 12, 2012 Catherine rated it it was amazing
This was different than my usual read, as I like Christian mysteries. However, when I saw the cover and read the description, I was curious!

This is a wonderful story about Sofia Douglas, who not only went through the struggle of not knowing who her real mother was, but of being tossed out at the tender age of when she is barely an adult by her foster mom as well.

Not knowing where to turn she goes into prostitution just to survive. However, her heart still aches to have some sense of belonging
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Veronika  Sprague
Sep 13, 2012 Veronika Sprague rated it really liked it
Shelves: edited-books
The Mercy Seat is not the type of book I would normally read on my own. Not a fan of Christian romance novels, I didn't know what to expect from this manuscript...And then I started reading it. I was immediately impressed by the clarity and reality these characters possessed. Alvetta Rolle, the author, struck me as the kind of author who knew her characters as if they were her own children. When I asked for more details or expansion of certain scenes to show me more about what the characters wer ...more
Drell
Feb 27, 2014 Drell rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story was a good one of redemption and forgiveness. The characters were well developed and easy to relate to. The editing of this book was greatly lacking in terms of grammar and consistency of the characters and how they were addressed or in details mentioned earlier in the story. It was difficult to read at times because of this.
Lisa Johnson
Aug 06, 2012 Lisa Johnson rated it liked it
Title: The Mercy Seat
Author: Alvetta Rolle
Pages: 210
Year: 2012
Publisher: Ellechor Publishing House
Note: I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book. The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspo... . Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988

Have you ever extended forgiveness and mercy to anyone? Had the same extended to you? If so, then you’ll recognize these two themes, among others, that
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TWJ Magazine
Aug 15, 2012 TWJ Magazine rated it really liked it
The Mercy Seat was a good story of redemption and the importance of not letting yourself stray emotionally in marriage by getting close to someone who is not your spouse. I liked the pacing of the story and how realistic the author was regarding temptation and the characters' emotions. I also loved the way she tied Sophia's emotional problems to her adoptive mother's issues. Ruth was a great influence and a solid example of how spiritual mentoring should occur. The spiritual and emotional insigh ...more
Mary
Mar 02, 2013 Mary rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Alvettta Rolle tells a story of the church and how the secrets and drama within its walls affect the members. It's been years since Sofia has stepped foot in any church, especially Freedom Baptist. After being kicked out of her adopted mother's house, life for Sofia has not been the same. Sofia is living in sin by working the streets. She never knew that going to church service one night would have an affect on her. Is it enough to make her change her ways or will she always live her life in sin ...more
Valarie
Ms Ruth was my favorite character in this story. If only we could all a someone like her in our lives. Aunt Julia although flawed had her own issues so we came to see near the end why she was the way she was, but also we were given hope in change. Now the other main characters I'm not so sure if this marriage can survive. Even with him being a minister. Xaiver seemed like an undercover controller. He wanted to control what Felecia did but it was packaged under the loving disguise of true love. N ...more
Shelbia
Wonderful Story

The storyline was great and the writer kept my interest throughout. I loved all off the characters. The editing could have been better because the writer had some timing or consistency issues in some spots. In one instance we are told it has been a month since the kiss and that Sofia and Xav are acting differently around each other because they are uncomfortable about what happened. Then we find I it is only the next day or two and she hasn't been to work because he keeps giving h
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Lena P. Neely
Mar 13, 2014 Lena P. Neely rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
God's Love

I got this book for free and decided that I would read it just for the heck of it. I'm so glad I did. I laughed, cursed, cried and had a wonderful time knowing more about God's love. Sofia never knew love and wasn't sure about the love of God until she met a little woman that loved her unconditionally. I was a little upset with Xavier once he found out about Sofia, but he redeemed himself by continuing to support her in her endeavors. I'm still not quite sure of my feelings about Felic
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WANDA NASH
Jan 09, 2015 WANDA NASH rated it it was amazing
This book was good from page one. I lok forward to reading this book. This book deals with people that sit in the churh andjudge other people. They use the churh as a hiding place . So please read this book.
Shannan Harper
Nov 26, 2014 Shannan Harper rated it it was amazing
This was a good story, even though one of the characters made me so mad I wanted to slap the taste out of her mouth. Another new author to put on my list
Anna Tan
So this has been sitting in my kindle for the longest time ever.

19-year-old Sofia Douglas has survived life on the streets by becoming a prostitute. A strange prompting makes her visit Freedom Baptist in a vague attempt to reconcile with her estranged adoptive mother. Instead, she finds herself a new mother figure in the form of Ruth Stills... and starts falling in love with her very handsome, very married son, Xavier Stills.

It's a Christian Romance, so you kind of know where the story has to
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Dorel
Mar 02, 2014 Dorel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 1st book I read by Alvetta Rolle. This book's storyline is very good & sad. I didn't like Julia & Felecia. I loved Sofia's character. I felt so sorry for Sofia. I loved the ending, even though I wish things were different. This was a great godly book to read & I wouldn't mind reading other books by this author.
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