St. Peter’s Brewery by Jonathan Blundell
Write 6 words you would put on this book if it were in the “Blind Date With A Book” shelf. Post Office, Church, Brewery, Salvation, Christianity.
Any particular reason for choosing this book? I was fooled by the title.
Genre: Christian Drama
What did you think of the cover art? It was one of the few things I liked about it.
Who was your favorite character and why? Pete because he owned and operated the brewery.
Who was your least favorite character and why? Gordon Tucker because he overly pushy.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? It grabbed me immediately but lost me early on when it started “preaching” to me.
Was it plot or character driven? Plot.
What did you think of the ending? Probably the lamest ending to a book I ever read. It left so many questions unanswered that it feels like it is set up for a sequel.
What was the moral of the story? Love wins.
Did you learn anything? Haphephobia is the fear of being touched.
Favorite quote: “Well, even as a staunch capitalist, I will accept a socialist’s gift of free beer.” – Jimmy
What would you change? I’d eliminate any reference to god, Jesus, or Christianity. I’d have it properly edited (I found several syntax errors). Answer any questions that were raised and totally rewrite the ending.
Who would you recommend it to? Christians who enjoy their stories with minimal substance.
Number of unknown words: 1
Beer pairing: St Peters Brewery’s Killagh Stout
What is your definition of a ‘church’?