Pete Reviews St. Peter’s Brewery

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.

Soundtrack: I’ve put the songs mentioned in the book on Grooveshark. And if you’re interested, here are the podcasts mentioned:
Homebrewed Christianity
Bored Again Christian
Something Beautiful

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’?

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2 thoughts on “Pete Reviews St. Peter’s Brewery

  1. Hey thanks for the review! Sorry you felt suckered or preached at. My goal was to present ideas I’d been working through in my own head in a non-threatening way using fiction.
    I’ve also had several people tell me there were unanswered questions. Part of that was intentional but I’d love to know what questions were left unanswered for you.

    • Thanks for your comment.
      I truly enjoyed the first half of the book. For me it seemed like nearly all the relationships developed throughout were not finalized or resolved at the end. It made me think that you were deliberately leaving so many things open-ended to make room for a sequel. Regardless, I encourage you to keep writing and hope you have a great 2015. Cheers.

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