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Faster Pastor (St. Dale #3)

3.49 of 5 stars 3.49  ·  rating details  ·  74 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Camber Berkley, a young stock car driver, wrecks his car on a winding mountain road, landing right in the midst of the funeral of an elderly NASCAR fan. As punishment for his spectacular car wreck, the local authorities of the small Tennessee town of Judas Grove give him a choice: serve three months in jail for reckless driving, or spend two weeks teaching the local minist ...more
Hardcover, 297 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Ingalls Publishing Group (first published 2009)
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Judith Geary
Fastor Pastor has everything fans have come to expect from a Sharyn McCrumb novel and more.
As always, the characters are people we come to know, portrayed with a wry but sensitive ironic humor. The breathtaking excitement of the action sequences must owe a lot to the hand of co-author NASCAR/ARCA driver Adam Edwards but their voices blend seamlessly.
The “pastors” racing for a million-dollar purse in this race, funded by the will of a life-long racing fan, have motives as varied as any batch of
Susheel John
Faster,Pastor was an unexpectedly entertaining book to read. Christians often get poorly portrayed in the media so I was a bit auctions at first. But when we are introduced to the different racers, I was glad to see that this was not another Church-bashing book. Being a pastor myself, I could identify with some of the sentiments expressed and this helped make it more entertaining. Camber's unlikely predicament makes for good reading for anyone wanting something to put a smile on their face. And ...more
I have loved most of Sharyn's work, from the funny sci-fi parodies to the Ballad novels and everything in between, except for her racing novels. I've never been able to get into those. I thought I'd try again with this one, and I'm so glad I did. This novel was funny and well-written - a good collaboration between Sharyn and a race car driver.
This book was a pleasant surprise. I enjoy Sharon McCrumb's stories and felt it would be good simply for that reason. The book is cute and interesting about circumstances that leave us wondering why,and faith that we can make it through the worst of them. Very good story. Even if I am not a NASCAR fan!
Nancy Holloman
Author annoyed me by talking down. I didn't need to be reminded every single time that one of the nine racers had previous experience. Not being a racing fan I found Racing in the Rain a much better tale with the same setting. This story was innocuous but it had no heart.
I love Sharyn McCrumb's writing, but didn't care for this story. I care nothing about racing. Some problems with copyediting during the final chapters of the book. Book didn't go into the paths I'd expected. Will pick up more of her books ... just not ones about racing.
Not great literature, but I do love Sharyn McCrumb! All I know about NASCAR I learned from her book St. Dale and now this one! I started reading her with the Rosewood Casket and now I read everything she writes.
Terry Lund knuth
Only read this because My husband were on a trip to NC with my (former ) pastor and his wife, when we spotted this on a table at a local winery. Not a great book, but I did enjoy it....
Bill Thomas
If you know nothing about NASCAR racing this is the book to learn the basics. Plot is amusing and inventive. Funny throughout. A really good read.
Debi Levins
This was a really great book, the only reason I didn't give it "amazing" status is because I'm just not that into NASCAR (Sorry Sharyn).
A fun read, I enjoyed it very much. Can't wait for her latest to come out.
Bill Finley
This book lacks the complexity found in her earlier stories.
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Sharyn McCrumb is an American writer whose books celebrate the history and folklore of Appalachia. Educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Virginia Tech, she has also taught Appalachian studies. She is married to David McCrumb, a corporate environmental director, and has two children, Laura and Spencer.
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