Celebrating Women in Ministry Blog Tour

We invite you this week to highlight your favorite FEMALE MINISTER in the comment section below. Participants will be placed in a drawing for an autographed copy of Yesterday’s Promise by Vanessa Miller and a $25 Gift Card.

Vanessa Miller of Dayton , Ohio is an Essence best-selling author, playwright, and motivational speaker. Her stage productions include: Get You Some Business, Don’t Turn Your Back on God, and Can’t You Hear Them Crying and Abundant Rain. To date, Vanessa has written the Rain Series and the Storm Series. The books in the Rain Series are: Former Rain , Abundant Rain, and Latter Rain. The books in the Storm Series are: Rain Storm and Through The Storm . These books have received rave reviews, winning Best Christian Fiction Awards and topping numerous Bestseller’s lists.

Yesterday’s Promise is the first book of a series entitled, Second Chance of Love. Whitaker House plans to release the next two books in October 2010 and January 2011. Visit her online at http://www.VanessaMiller.com.

About the Book

Melinda Johnson has always felt called to ministry. So, when her father, Bishop Langston Johnson, decides to step down after thirty years of leadership at Omega Christian Center, it seems only natural for her to take his place. But Bishop Johnson feels led by a God who has other things in mind, and to succeed him, he appoints Steven Marks-a man who is opposed to female pastors, not to mention the fact that he is Melinda’s ex-fiancé.

Feeling defeated, Melinda nevertheless maintains her position as the church’s Missions and Community Outreach Director. Frequent interaction with the new bishop incites bitter sparring-and rekindles long-suppressed attraction, which grows only stronger when Melinda develops a relationship with Steven’s precious daughter, Brianna, who’s still struggling with the death of her mother.
Can Steven and Melinda set aside past pains, forgive each other, and learn to love again? Or will their opposing positions regarding women preachers keep them forever at odds?

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Book Reviewby Linda Fegins
“Yesterday’s Promise” by Vanessa Miller is a delightful romantic story that addresses the relevant social issue of women in ministry with honesty in a balanced manner. One meets well developed real characters struggling to obey God’s Word and to minister to His people, who confront issues of sex, unforgiveness, choices and second chances. The story uplifts one’s faith because it affirms that one may have to go “through “ to reach his or her destiny, but that God can work all things together for good to them who love the Lord, even when you cannot see how He will do it. It shows that God is not a respecter of persons.

I have never read Miller’s work. I was enchanted with “Yesterday’s” simple, crisp and elegant language and style. I loved the book and I now have a desire to read her other work. My only objective criticism is that I thought the ending was a little over the top; however it did not mar my enjoyment of the book and her writing style.

Tell Us About Your Favorite Female Minister
We invite you this week to highlight your favorite FEMALE MINISTER in the comment section below. Participants will be placed in a drawing for an autographed copy of Yesterday’s Promise by Vanessa Miller and a $25 Gift Card.

View the blog tour schedule and read an excerpt at http://bit.ly/WomeninMinistry



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4 responses to “Celebrating Women in Ministry Blog Tour

  1. Hi Linda, thank you so much for your wonderful review of Yesterday’s Promise. And I appreciate the fact that you would host Yesterday’s Promise on your blog.

    Many blessing to you,


  2. Ty

    I’m so glad you enjoyed reading “Yesterday’s Promise.” Thank you for hosting the Celebrating Women in Ministry Blog Tour with Vanessa Miller.

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