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The Preacher and the Prostitute

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  227 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Maribel struggled to forget her past, when she used to dabble in prostitution, made porn videos and was a nude poster girl. She became a Christian and turned her life around and made a decision to use her singing talent to give glory to God. However, she quickly realized that a young, single, attractive, talented girl was never going to remain unnoticed at church. First, s ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Jamaica Treasures (first published February 13th 2012)
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I don't normally read romance fiction, but my wife insisted, and I am glad she did. I thought i had the story line figured out based on the title but the twists kept me interested and the suspense held me to the end.
Lizzie Winns
I am a fan of Author Brenda Barrett. Her books always sends a message that we can all live by. Her books are well-written and very honest about the raw feelings and genuine emotions from the main characters. Definitely would recommend this book.
Author Brenda Barrett has done more than a wonderful job of helping the reader see life's difficulties at their worst and how faith and trust in God can see one through. While there are many circumstances that are found within the book that most every reader would relate to in some form or fashion, there are also blessings and hope for those who don't allow the circumstance to control them.
When former prostitute Maribel changes her lifestyle, gives her heart to Jesus and begins singing in the lo
The book started off well and I did actually enjoy the story line. But then it went downhill for me after the two leads in the story committed fornication and seemingly didn't bat an eye. I do understand the concept of tempation and giving into the temptation but, seeing as this is in the genre of christian fiction, I thought the author should have dealt better with the matter and not have been almost nonchalant about it. It kinda came across as an oops and then a shrug. The message that fornica ...more
Kay Swederski
I think this is one of the best books I have read in along time. I finished this book in one sitting. Once I started reading it I could not put it down. I loved the characters.

Maribel past was not the best she left home at the age of 17 because of an abusive father. She found a friend on the streets who helped her but her help was lead her into a prostitution and making pron videos and posters. One day her friend was shot right in front of her ~ Maribel decided that she needed to make a change.
Deanna Gottreu
The Preacher and the Prostitute by Brenda Barrett is a very enjoyable story that shows how God forgives those who think they are the worst of sinners. In her past life, Maribel was a prostitute, a star in porn videos, and a model for nude posters. That is all behind her since she became a Christian and had her sins forgiven by Jesus. Maribel has a beautiful singing voice and has decided that she will use her voice to praise God. She had hoped to remain unnoticed in church but being young, single ...more
Diane Rapp
A Lesson of Love and Forgiveness

When prostitute Maribel quits "the life" and earns a degree in accounting, she hopes to put her distasteful past behind her. She joins a church and dedicates her new life to God. But Jamaica is too small an island to keep secrets. Maribel lives in fear of the day her past might catch up with her. Hope is kindled when a handsome new preacher, Brian takes notice of the beautiful girl. The attraction is mutual and he's writing a book about forgiveness. Maribel dreams
Nov 01, 2014 Karen added it

The Preacher and the Prostitute by Brenda Barrett!!!!!!!!! Forgiveness and Love two powerful things! This is a book about forgiveness. Forgiveness is something they we must do. For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Excellent plot, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Eva Stewart
Forgiving isn't easy

I gave this book a high rating because it kept my attention.I was constantly wanting to know what's next.This story is all about forgiving one another and not condemning each other.I would recommend this book to anyone who's having difficulty forgiving someone or even yourself.
The storyline was great. However I thought it moved a little too fast; I wish we would've been given a little more insight on some things. Like how did Thelma's affair begin & how long did it last? What was Felicia's story & how did she end up on the streets? What exactly was it that prompted Maribel to go on to college? A little more background into her mother, sister and maybe a glimpse into what may have caused her father to abuse them so bad? Did he suffer abuse as a child, was he an ...more
Forgiveness Personified

I had read this book over a year ago and reread it today. One section said the CHURCH is not a place for sinners these days. Sad but true. When faced with a situation that really requires human forgiveness, what will you do? Great story.
Sharon Simmons
I love this author!

I love this author!

Great book it reminds you that no one's perfect. Brenda Barrett's books seem so real you think you know the characters. I love the way this book ended! Buy this book you will not be disappointed.
Dionna Malone

How can God forgive us if we don't forgive others. Awesome job Brenda Barrett. There is a promise from God for all who have sinned, once we repent and let Him in.
Nikki Bell
This book is a great example of how your past can come back to hunt you. How your worst critics are those who are in the church. It's funny how people will say they forgive you, yet their actions show they can't forget. Great read from beginning to end.
Lee Whatley
Sinners get Saved Too

This book was not expected, but was.....I really enjoyed it well worth it the story telling was just enough to keep me reading :-)
Natasha S. Hill
Great book

This was a great book! I don't want to give the book away but there are a few lessons you could learn from reading this book.
Keesha Harris

Great story about love, forgiveness, and triumph. One thing I've learned in life is no one is perfect but GOD.
Erica Smith
Good book

It's predictable but good. I truly enjoyed the story. I really wish there was a part 2 to this book.
Dyisha Allen

AWESOME just AWESOME a great read a must read. Everyone need to read this story. She has just became one of my favorite authors.
Tramika  Chatfield
Ohhhhh!!! Awesome book!!! Perfectly written with a great lesson on forgiveness!!! I loved it!!!
Winter Sophia Rose
Gripping, Insightful, Touching & Intriguing! I Loved It!
Nice heart-felt story!!! I felt I was there observing first hand the tortuous asides going on by those who wanted to stand in the way of true love. Although this story ended favorably, as it should, I couldn't help but imagine a different ending also............
Heartfelt book, good read for a sunny afternoon if u aren't looking for car chases and bullets. Romance that makes a lovely story!!
Absolutely loved this book! One of my favs.. Different from the urban lit that I'm used to reading, but I loved it just as much!
looks and sounds awesome can't wait to read it.....
Loved this book! Very good read.
Lorena Moonen
Great story, well written!
I enjoyed this book...
Allison Holmes
love it. Would read it again.
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I am a full time writer and reader. When I dig myself out of a book, whether mine or somebody else's, I am usually in the kitchen whipping up a batch of cookies or something sweet, I also exercise to counteract my sweet tooth. I also write for my blog
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