Sunday, June 5, 2022

New Wine Transporation Company

 Title: New Wine Transporation Company

Author: Heather Norman Smith

Genre: Christian Fiction

Publisher: Ambassador International

Source: E-copy Just Read Tours

My Review:

This is going to be a choppy review simply because I am not sure how to review New Wine Transporation Company. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. It sits solidly in the middle of the rating scale for me.

Interesting premise and execution, safe to say I've never read a story with a similar story line.

The author dealt with difficult/controversial issues in the best possible way.

This is more of a redemptive story of God's grace and following His calling, even when it doesn't make sense, than anything else. There is some conflict and a few surprise moments.

The story has a happily ever after and is a very quick read.

Thank you to Just Reads Publicity Tours for the opportunity to read this book. I was not required to provide a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Synopsis (from Goodreads): 

Can a holy mission change Springville for the better?

Springville Community Christian Church is nestled in the foothills of North Carolina in a quiet, Mayberry-esque community. But when a ruthless businessman from out of town sets his sights on quaint downtown Springville as the perfect location to open a bar, the town's calm is disturbed and the church's pastor is pulled into the chaos.

Pastor Daniel Whitefield seeks only to do the will of God. Nothing more, nothing less. When he's pressured to join the Springville League of Churches-a coalition in protest of the bar-he resists, causing tension with friends and congregants. Daniel further risks his credibility by organizing a taxi service for the bars customers, as a way to witness God's love to them.

The seven members of New Wine Transportation Company are excited to minister in their community, despite the naysayers, but as damaging rumors about the pastor and his wife spread, Daniel begins to question the project. Is it worth the risks involved? And can they really make a difference by giving folks a ride home after a night out drinking? Maybe there's more at stake than they know.