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Most Christians don't want anything to do with Brooke Merrill: a dreadlock wearing, tattooed, pierced, former lesbian. She's discovering that coming out of the lifestyle makes coming out of the closet seem like a cakewalk. But Brooke has found Someone she's been looking for her whole life, and she's not about to let go. Not even when it means giving up on all her dreams. ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published September 18th 2014 by Farenorth Press (first published September 1st 2014)
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Glen Robinson
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Shaking is actually two stories in one. The first tells the story of Brooke Merrill, a lesbian who has found Christ and left her lifestyle behind her. Unfortunately, too many people are willing to remind her where she was and too few are willing to embrace her. She keeps up her courage by reciting scripture to herself, and leaning on her relationship with a forgiving Christ. It’s hard for her, but there are victories too. She surrounds herself with others who have been rejected by humanity, ...more
Amy Walker
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

I found this book to be well written and kept my attention all the way through. It gives an insight into what the world could become on day not so far off.
Kaiti Laughlin
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Amazing book with a powerful message!
Della Loredo
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've always enjoyed Céleste Perrino-Walker's novels, and this one is another winner. Set in the end times, it follows a young woman who has turned from the gay lifestyle -- not exactly a typical protagonist for a Christian novel. Likewise, her church doesn't exactly consider her a pillar. Yet it is exactly her position as an outcast that encourages her growing relationship with Christ. I suspect that most Christians will be inspired -- and challenged -- by her ability to use Scripture in any ...more
Jodi Woody
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of "The Shaking" in exchange for an honest review. This book deals with a topic that is hard for most Christians to handle, homosexuality, and the author did a wonderful job. Though this isn't the main topic of the book, it is an important part. This story is about a young woman in the last days who finds she is in a Church that is more concerned with rules and regulations than in reaching the lost. A great story of forgiveness and grace, and finding who you are in Christ. I ...more
Amanda Duciaume
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Very well thought out book. I love all the Scriptures used throughout the entire book. And the realization that all have sinned not one sin is worse than another.
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I truly enjoyed this book and admired the main character (Brooke) the most. We begin to know her as anything but a “Christian.” I believe we (as a collective people – Christian or otherwise) do not have the right to judge others. That is God’s job. Brooke is labeled and looked upon differently than others (even her
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