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And You Call Yourself a Christian (Still Divas #1)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  238 Ratings  ·  41 Reviews
Out of all the divas at New Day Temple of Faith, Unique has to be the most colorful one--she and her mother Lorain, that is. Never one to hold her tongue in the name of keepin' it real, it's no surprise that Unique has not been saved all her life. It's safe to say that Lorain wasn't born on the church pew either. Let the church folk tell it, the apple hasn't fallen too far ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Urban Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Mar 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
And You Call Yourself a Christian is a novel that showcases Unique and Lorain who attend New Day Temple of Faith Church and the reader is able to see how the title fits these two ladies so well. Unique undergoes so many trials and tests to see if she will uphold her Christian faith and beliefs, also being questioned during the most trying times. Lorain, her biological mother, but Mother Number Two in Korica's eyes since she raised her after the foster mother let her go, is also shaken up with he ...more
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Unique and her mother Lorain have become mother and daughter again after having a shaky past with each other. Even though neither of these women been in the church all their life, they are now living for the Lord. However, obstacles come into their lives that make others state "And you call yourself a Christian". After Unique is charged with murder and the woman who raised her constantly letting her know what her place is in Unique's life these women began to wonder if they could really be calle ...more
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
This book was good. I had to shake my head at unique at the end like really? If only you knew. I hope her adopted mother tell her before they do this custody thing, and Nicholas talks to Lorraine because she is shady for to me a Christian but they are some shady ungrateful Christians. Like Unique lost, her boys at least Lorraine could've give Unique chance to see the girls jeez I can't wait to read part 2 well listen to it
Donna Lewis
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Man if we just have the faith that Lorain had to know that EVERYTHING works out good for those who love the Lord. She faced obstacle after obstacle, sometimes questioning God but never gave up her faith.
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down..It can be a witnessing tool on just how great the Lord is no matter how horrible the situation. I loved how the author wrote the story so the reader could not assume what would happen next. I will read more works by this author.
BW Diva
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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This was a great read it was a very sad read but I love the outcome towards the end!!!!
Dec 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved this gives you Faith to always Trust God not Man
Oct 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
First time reading from this author and I really enjoy her work. On to the next one....
Mar 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
A Badge of Honor

What God has joined together let no man put asunder. Lorraine and Unique had been forced to work together on the singles ministry. Though different, the ladies began to talk, learn more about the other, and the respect for the other came natural. What they would later find out, that Unique is Lorraine's biological daughter, further solidified their bond. When Unique, a mother of three, learns that she's pregnant again, and this time with twins, she and Lorraine decide that Lorrai
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was such an interesting read from start to finish. I was curious to see what happened to Unique. I'm glad she was finally freed, but look what all she had to go thru. Those two mothers of hers were a trip. They were only thinking of themselves. It shocked me when she wanted to sign the girls over to Lorain. I would recommend this book to anyone it is a two thumbs up novel. September 27, 2012
Double Play
Jan 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Quick and easy read. Still thinking about Lorain's actions towards her daughter Unique in regards to the twins. I feel very conflicted about it. Also wondering if Nicholas can really let go of the fact that Lorain somewhat tricked him into marriage.
Lady K
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm glad the ending was a happy one.
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a great story. Unique's plight was inspirational.
Patricia Townes
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Unique is a believable character. This book reminds us that being a Christian does not exempt anyone from adversity.
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Totally enjoyed this book. E.N. Joy is a Christian writer indeed.
Sheryl Boyce
Aug 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another good book by her! Ready to move on to the next one!
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
Not what I expected.....
Veronica Jones
May 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-fic-series
Still Divas Book One was a great follow-up on the New Day Diva Series. Starting off with Unique was definitely worth the time to read, unfortunate events happened but it still turned around for her :-)

Can't wait to see what other events will occur as I'm sure there's more to come with her life.....
Luchrisha Monique
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-book-shelf
Great read
Jordan Belle
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love these stories they are so beliveable

Great reads and they are so enjoyable.I would recommend any reader to read them great last times,makes you feel. Great
Angela S
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Lord surely works in mysterious ways. What He takes, He eventually replaces. We know we much trust God not with our own understanding. We also know the devil is always busy! Faith must be our saving Grace. Just when you think you have lost everything on Earth, it's not always the case. Each one of us should be able to call ourselves a Christian. EN Joy shows us how things can go totally wrong but turn out right!
Monique Sneed
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's a wonderful book and a great eye opener!
Gloria Smith
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this one, ready to start the next...

Unique's story is one that is happening today in many African-American homes. A young mother that is trying to raise children without the aid that she needs. Before she knows it everything is going wrong and she feels like it will never be a end. But with God every day is new and he has control of it even when you feel alone. I celebrated her highs and cried through her lows, but I never stopped reading because it was too good to stop...
Diane Rembert
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have read plenty of books food over 30+ years, and I must say that this book was very refreshing! I loved every minute of it. Going thru life's ups and downs are a lot easier when you have the inspirational words that are based on God's word. Thank you E.N. Joy, for sharing your gift with the world.
Deirdre Davis
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trial by Fire

Unique and Loraine faced some devastating situations in this book! I wanted to stop reading but I had to keep reading how their faith would bring them thru. This is an awesome series! Looking forward to the next installment.
Shannan Harper
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
EN Joy Has done it again. This time it's a new series, but a lot of the same old Divas from New Day Church. Unique goes through a lot of stuff in this one, and I felt so sorry for her many times. I'm very glad as to how it ended and as always, this book was very well written.
Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a great read. I enjoyed the story line and it really made you think about the goodness of God and what he can do for you if you let HIM be the master of the ship. I will definitely recommend this book to my friends.
Kenya-tamu Tate
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great book
Rolanda Davis
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
love this book
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BLESSEDselling Author E. N. Joy is the writer behind the five book series, “New Day Divas,” the “Still Divas” three book series, the “Always Divas” three book series, and the "Forever Divas" three book series, all which have been coined “Soap Operas In Print.” Formerly writing secular works under the names Joylynn M. Jossel and JOY, this award winning author has been sharing her literary expertise ...more
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