Dinah Kretschmer There are just enough references without making it preachy. A good wholesome story with just enough characters to keep things moving. Charming.
Shifra Yes, the main character does a lot of saving souls by getting the characters to turn their lives over to Christ.
James This question is 3 years old now, but I thought I'd chime in. I'm about a third of the way through the book, and while the main character is a pastor, the story is more about a church community but it is not necessarily a religious story. To note, you hear the characters talk about church a lot but you never see a sermon or really see much of a church service.
Diane At Home in Mitford is the first in a series centering around the main character, Father Tim, who is an Episcopalian pastor in the small, charming,mountain town of Mitford, NC. There are references to God & religion, but the focus is on his mishaps & adventures & the unique characters of the town. I've read most books in the series & found the plot & characters most enjoyable. I consider myself a religious person; it may not be for everyone.