Somebody’s Sinning in My Bed by Pat G’Orge-Walker is truly an entertainingly funny book. From the first page to the very last, the characters will have you scratching your head (especially Deacon Pillar) and wondering what’s going to happen next. You will experience so many twists and turns that you might liken it to a roller coaster ride of yet another potential church scandal.
Although it’s fiction, everybody knows someone like each of the characters (whether you admit it is a different story). Somebody’s Sinning in My Bed is centered around three and a half main characters and a strong supporting cast of two, living in Brooklyn, New York. The sisters that shared the same man and the church deacons who set out to expose or conceal them.
THOUGHTS for your SOUL:
- “Janelle reminded Sister Blackstone of herself – a once unrepentant and adulterous Christian, but unlike most Christians, she didn’t forgive or forget.” (p.137).
- “It takes all kinds of faith to make this journey. No one person can say who God will use, because God uses whom He chooses.” (p.267).
- This was a recurring sentence written throughout the entire book – which bares repeating. “You can’t let anyone make you think less of yourself than God thinks of you.”
The sisters, Chyna and Janelle. Chyna’s husband Grayson, Janelle’s ex-boyfriend and Chyna’s ex-husband Cordell who make up the three and a half main characters (you have to read the book to find out which one is the half). Along with Deacons Pillar, Athens and Blackstone. Ms. G’Orge-Walker does a very good job of intertwining the various characters with the obvious but not so predictable storyline outcome.
To further the conversation, the author has also included a set of discussion questions located at the back of the book. As you finish reading Somebody’s Sinning in My Bed you should reflect on how much you have laughed, or recognized a familiar face in one of the characters.
Let’s BOND over BOOKS rates this book as CHALLENGINGLY CHARISMATIC (301-500 pages).