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Reverend Feelgood (Hallelujah Love #5)

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Nathaniel “Nate” Thicke is a preaching prodigy. At only twenty-eight years old, he’s the senior pastor of The Gospel Truth Church. In addition to carrying on the preaching tradition begun by his great-grandfather, Nate is also just plain carrying on, wherever the spirit—and the flesh—lead him. And when it leads him to three women from the same family, bickering and backsta ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Dafina (first published January 1st 2010)
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Nandi Crawford
I will admit that at the beginning of the book, I just couldn't stomach it; You got this 12 year old whose minister has fondled her and she goes to her mother who not only says it's cool but that she's special and honored and showed her scriptures about it. saying that it's alright for a man of God to cover his female flock; I'm going to admit, I was ready to throw the book in the garbage but I have enjoyed every one of Ms Lovely's previous books and felt the need to keep on moving. I will admit ...more
Rachel
uuuuhhhhmmmm yeah..this book was different. I have not decided yet if that is good or bad. I mean this was over the top.
Sheryl Boyce
I think the Noble women were stuck on stupid...
African Americans on the Move Book Club
When opening this book it was hard to see where it was going. I was very distracted by a 28 year old man professing his love for a 16 year old. Made me cringe. I quickly began to get over that hurdle and trust me when I say do not let that detour you form the juiciness of this book. This is one of Lutisha Lovely’s best books yet. It seems she keeps getting better and better and continues to be my favorite. The story starts off about a man who leads a church starting from his very young 20s. He h ...more
Reader's Paradise
Headline: But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself. (NIV, Proverbs 6:32)

Ms. Lovely has written a disturbing account of what goes on at a fictional church of Gospel Truth in Palatine, Texas. Behind the scenes of the church you will find some of the most unbelievable situations but this is our America.

First the reader is privileged to see generations of women giving themselves sexually to the Reverend of the church under the biblical term of “cover”. Reveren
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Amber Blackstone
I thought the beginning of the book was very strange. Why were a mother and her daughter considering themselves chosen to sleep with the same man? And why did their women ancestors and the men of ancestors of the pastor also sleep together?Why did this man want to sleep with and marry the 16 year old granddaughter? It made me wonder about how religious pedophiles must deceive their victims. The guy is a pastor who considers it spiritual covering to sleep with not just that generation but every w ...more
Benzette
OK!! Great book. Not so sure if it is in my Christian Fiction place, but it had a good message. It has some wordly conversations which are not uncommon, but it caught me a little off guard. The message of what I needed to hear was clear. So for me I got the intended meaning. For some others if you struggle to hear curse words or read them well this might not be the book for you. If that's not your issue then great story. The Pastor Reverand Nathaniel THICKE has been covering the single ladies in ...more
Angella
I did not enjoys this book much for these reason.The slackness/child abuse was instigated by the oh so many great grandfather Elijah - just because he couldn't marry the woman he wanted. He was never remorseful about starting this curse, even to the day he died. Seemed like Lutishia tried to justify the slackness/prostitution/child abuse, by some lame love story surrounding Elijah and Sadie. Makes you what to read the book to find out what slackness :). Having finished the book, Lutishia came ac ...more
Gloria Smith
Destiny fulfilled...

life comes full circle in this story of love lost and found. it is amazing how much I enjoyed this story. churches and the back stories that go on...ms lovely hits the mark every time.
A1
This book really lived up to its title. I expected drama but this was on a whole other level. The Noble's & the Thicke's were destined to be together & eventually they truly did, its just the way they went about it that threw me, whew!!! Morally, this book threw me for a loop, I was contemplating on even finishing it, because Ive never read anything so strange. A mother justifying and consenting to underage sex, a pastor of a church "covering" his flock wth?? like I said it was strange.. ...more
Desiree Watson
Pastor Nathaniel Thicke is messing around with three women from the same family. The grandmother, a mother and a granddaughter. Always something going on with these pastor's in her books! She keeps it interesting and lively in all her books and let's you see what really goes on behind the doors of the church!! And it is always something hot and scandalous! Read: June 2010
Debra Odom
This book has some crazy stuff going on. I wonder where Lovely got the inspiration to write this book. I sure hope that this book is not based on someone she knows. It is a good read but the characters are CRAZY! The child abuse aspect and concubine attitudes in this book really bothered me.
Lacha'
Lutisha,

has done it again. I knew right off the bat, that this would be a different read- so I read slowly until the plot thickened and unveiled itself before me. It was like whoa.... this does go on in ministry!!!

I love her work and I recommend Reverend Feelgood to all-
June
Wow...Lots of drama. A page-turner. The pastors uses the word “covering” instead of sex with his selected women from his congregation. One character calls the “covering” physical and spiritual. That`s just nasty and ungodly.
Msblase
The story was good enough to hold my interest but the characters were not merely ignorant, they were profoundly ignorant. The final chapters tried to justify their ignorance but was a weak attempt at doing so.
Alicia
Stories such as these really occur in the church. More proof that I'd rather be single than lusting after an unattainable man.
Quincy Simpson
OK, I gave it a shot...the pastor's harem that consisted of a underage child all the way up to a grandma was a bit much...
Renee  Daniel Flagler
I really enjoyed reading this book. Lutishia weaves a page-turning tale full of intriguing twists and turns!!!
Vi Louise
Lutishia's story lines always grab me in the first paragraph and the drama continues.
Lady T
I could not finish this book. I didn't like it all.
Kim
The book was good from start to finish.
Wanda
Great book! One of my favorites in this series!
Janecia
So far I am thinking....OMG!!!
Tammy
This book was to good to be fiction.
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