Characters Who Are… Pastors or Teachers

Back to school time means that it’s time to think about those who lead us. Pastors and teachers carry significant responsibilities in our communities, and reading about them is just one way of honoring them. So whether you pick up a fictional story about a pastor or teacher or a nonfiction book written by a church leader or anything in between that pays tribute to pastors or teachers, those books all count for September’s reading challenge.

It’s also time for me to begin thinking about what reading challenges to host next year. I’m welcome to ideas and will incorporate as many as I can. Please let me know what types of books you’d like to be challenged to read next calendar year!

Thank you to HANNAH for suggesting we read books about pastors and teachers and for making the following suggestions.

5 thoughts on “Characters Who Are… Pastors or Teachers

  1. I've started reading \”Grace and the Preacher\” and we'll see what other books I can squeeze in. This month is looking like it's going to be busy. But I'm going to try. 🙂

  2. Okay, here's my list. I surprised myself by how many I actually read that fit. Oh, and I didn't ask, but I thought maybe coaches would fit in this category since they teach and mentor. If not–I read them anyway. ;)1. Grace and the Preacher by Kim Vogel Sawyer – preacher2. The Disappearing Stranger by Lois Walfrid Johnson – preacher and teacher3. As Good as My Coach by Angie Thompson – coach4. Tutor, Nanny, Spit-up, Spy by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick – teacher5. A-Spying We Will Go by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick – preacher6. Escape On Skis by Amelia Elizabeth Walden – coach7. Double Crossed by Matthew Avery Sutton – missionaries, teachers, preachers(Did you notice how many of these authors used all three names?)

  3. 1. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart 9/2/19a few characters were tutors2. Love from Greece by Melanie Panagiotopoulos 9/11/19Papouli, priest; Stavros Andreas, teacher; Noel Sheffield, HS counselor3. Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon 9/14/19Trish Bailey, art teacher; Reverend Howard, preacher4. Four Classic Novels by Jane Austen 9/22/19There was a preacher in Pride and Prejudice (Mr. Collins).5. Hidden Peril by Irene Hannon 9/22/19monk, Brother Michael Bennett6. Vanished by Irene Hannon 9/24/19Reverend Dennis Anderson7. The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck 9/26/19teacher, Janice; preacher, Reverend Clinton

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