What do church ladies really think?
Daphne Simpkins continues answering this question in the just released collection of funny and poignant short stories that celebrate the secret lives of Southern church ladies. Described by one reviewer as "wickedly funny" the stories in "The Mission of Mildred Budge" move gently from a description of evening worship in the first story "Pulling a Martin Luther" being like falling in love over and over again to the more serious story "Praying Hands and Other War Stories" that focuses on a wheelchair bound missionary who is still enthralled by the battle to tell the truth of the gospel from where she is sitting.
An excerpt from this story is on the back cover:
"It's wonderful to have a gentleman caller who is unafraid to sweat and who will sit with you and drink anything."
Intrigued, Mildred asked, "Surely you have asked him his name?"
"Surely I have," Georgina replied. "But then I could tell he just wanted to be invisible like all of us. You don't imagine that a man would ever want to be like one of us. Powerfully silent. Stealthily invisible. He wanted to understand our freedom...a church lady's freedom."
That freedom is at the heart of this insider look at church life for both men and women in South, and freedom represents the abundant life promised in the gospel. That truth is abundantly celebrated here, and readers will enjoy "The Mission of Mildred Budge."
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