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Strongholds (The Blessed Trinity Series, #2)

4.61  ·  Rating details ·  325 ratings  ·  35 reviews
From Vanessa Davis Griggs comes the second book in her "Blessed Trinity Trilogy." Part Terry McMillan, part Jan Karon, Griggs delivers the story of a congregation hoping for heaven--while dealing with life right here on earth. . . When Pastor George Landris, the dreadlock-wearing minister of the new mega-church, Followers of Jesus Faith Worship Center, urges his congregati ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Dafina
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Marilyn Diamond
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Vanessa Davis Griggs took several members in a church.. so realistic, could be any church any Sunday and showed us the Stong holds that the enemy holds on to us for his purpose. It could be lying, adultry, gambling, maintaining debt, being a religious fanatic, workaholic. I grant you if you read this book you will find you there. This is the type of book that I keep on my private library to go back and refer to. Great story lines, great plot and wonderful message.
Portia Taylor Daniels
Oct 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book...not sure if it is a Christian Fiction or self help. The book leads you to take a look at your own issues in a gentle, yet urgent manner. This is my first encounter with Mrs Griggs, but I am currently reading Blessed Trinity because I just have to know what is going on with Faith. LOL. Vanessa Davis Griggs is now on my top authors list. I hope that she continues to publish her work because she not only has a talent to tell a story but a gift from God to make a difference in the l ...more
Kim Conwell-Butler
Jun 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in one night. Yes, it was that good. I think that is all that needs to be said.
May 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
a story of real life issues...great encouragement! i loved how griggs weaved the word of God to those who believe...regardless of what was seen. as always, love her writing style & skill;-) ...more
Barbara Young
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Let's start off with what a Stronghold is!
Stronghold- anything with a hold on you, anything that controls you instead of you controlling it.
Strongholds aren't always sins. Some people are people pleasers. That's not a sin, but it can be a stronghold. Some people might be habitual liars. It's not one of the "Ten Commandments", though it is addressed in the Bible. It's a major character flaw, and can be a stronghold.
Even things we think of as being good things can be strongholds.
Work can be a st
Dec 28, 2018 rated it liked it
This series I am finding hysterical! So many Christian – ese sayings, actions, and even people becoming Christians without actually repenting of their sins. I don’t think the author intended for these books to be funny. But parts of this book I really enjoyed because I have a few strongholds in my own life that I would like to completely overcome. It’s been a long journey and I am doing well, but I need to take a few more steps to get to where I need to be.
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wasn't sure I was going to like this one, but I thoroughly enjoyed it! I did feel that I was behind, since I guess it is part of a series and things were already in motion a bit. And the end left some things open for the next part of the series. But it was a good story that kept me entertained.
Dawn Kinder
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good read!

This book is AMAZING! It actually is a contemporary version of scripture that can help anyone that reads it. For those that are looking to read something encouraging, this series it it!
Sarita Napoleon-Mills
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After reading book one, Blessed Trinity, I could not wait to read book two. I was not disappointed. Once again, I could not put it down. It’s been a long time since I finished a book in a week. Trusting and listening to God, we can break the strongholds in our lives.
Oct 14, 2009 added it
my mom was very interested in me reading this cuz its aboout 'church' and she's says i need "Jesus"! i think its a good book,i can really relate to this it has alot of aspects from other people's lives that i know of. it tells a few sotries. one is about a maried woman who seems to have everything, the looks, the job , the man etc. only thing wrong is her mind and her marriage. it probaly wouldnt bother much women if the only problem they had with their husband was him being away all the time co ...more
Mar 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spiritual, fiction
This will make the third book I have read by Vanessa Davis Griggs. I can say I have enjoyed all of them so far and I am looking forward to the next. Not only can I relate to the characters but the fact that she weaves the Bible into each chapter brings it home for me. I can actually see these people as if I belonged to their church. Who would have thought that you can enjoy a book like this? I think people who aren't church goers or very religious would still fall in love with Pastor Landris and ...more
Mar 26, 2012 rated it liked it
I have to say that after I reading some reviews where indidviduals where disappointed in the ending. I have to agree! I have loved and enjoyed all the books I have read by Vanessa Davis Griggs especially the series with Pastor Landris and Johnnie Mae. The most disappointing part to me was that at the end Pastor Landris seemed and felt actually Mega Church and my picture of him was a little different from this. I previously viewed him as a humble straight forward talker passionate about teaching ...more
Nicole Sharon
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm so glad I read this book! This book was not only enjoyable, but I felt ministered to in the end. I love how Ms Vanessa shows the process of freedom from strongholds. I also loved how one guy asked "how long will it take to be set free from my stronghold?" Lol. I've asked that question. Even asked for a date.

I think we've all asked that question. I learned many powerful things in this book. Here's 2:
1. Cut yourself some slack. God knows where you are and He will see you through. Don't give u
Diane Rembert
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Strongholds is the second book in the blessed Trinity series, and the most profound thus far. What is your stronghold? Do you know? Do you even know the meaning of a stronghold? Through Pastor Landris, this book will break it down, and then show you how each character overcomes their stronghold. I learned soooo much, that I couldn't hold it to myself and recommended it to all I came in contact with, in order to be blessed as well. The author has such an anointing in her style of writing, and I t ...more
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Sometimes you read a christian book and thats just it.. it's christian. Some lovely girl, some handsome man knocked off balance by some indiscretion.

Vanessa Davis Griggs was able to create a brilliant list of characters that are really servants of Christ and reflect the issues that church folk go through, our issues.

Her book transports you from your home into Sunday mornings and Wednesday bible studies where everyone can say an Amen.

Dec 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
Vanessa gives the reader more clarity about Charity/Faith/Hope and you discover some of the hidden secrets about Memory/Elaine. I cannot wait to read the next sequel, If Memory Serves, to find out all these secrets that have been trailing throughout the previous series!
Feb 21, 2011 rated it liked it
This book started off great. It touches on many real-life issues, and it even made me evaluate the strongholds in my own life. I gave it a three because I was very disappointed with the ending. Perhaps the third book will pick up where this one left off?
Jun 15, 2009 added it
#2 in the Blessed Trinity Trilogy
Aug 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
Memory/ Elaine is still a mystery...can't wait to find out more about her.
Jan 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Yes anyone dealing with strongholds in your life.
WOW!! Absolutely one of the best books I have read!! Very moving, makes you think.
Stephanie Shelton
Jan 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
What a great book!! I can't wait to read the next book, "If Memory Serves". Vanessa Davis Griggs is an awesome writer and I haven't been disappointed yet. Truly a must read!!
Apr 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is book 3 of Blessed Trinity series. Very interesting read that touch on many phases of strongholds we encounter.
Ena Torres Almonte
Everyone has one, holding them back from that personal relationship w/Christ - what's yours?
Sep 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I have ever ready. I love Vanessa Griggs style of writing and I give her 5 stars for this book.
Jan 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: strongholds
This book just get better nd better as you desire to know waht will happen to the characters in the book and how they overcome the strongholds that could possibly destroy families.
May 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Very powerful. Many Christians do not understand what strongholds are and most churches don't address it. I highly recommend this entire series.
Jun 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Excellent book in the blessed trinity series!
Cherlina Works
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Briggs blends real-life situations in with her characters in such a vibrant way. Excellent dialogue. Great job, Vanessa!
Elizabeth Whitaker
Great series. Love the style in which the writer, writes.
Elizabeth Whitaker
Read this book and made me try to figure out what are my STRONGHOLDS.
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