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  • Paperback
  • 313 pages
  • The Art of Standing Still
  • Penny Culliford
  • English
  • 05 May 2016
  • 9780310265597

9 thoughts on “The Art of Standing Still

  1. Jerry Jerry says:

    YUCK One of the worst novels I've read in uite a while Even a British setting and a focus on theater couldn't save this one No matter how much you like Christian fiction don't bother with this one If I ever see this book at a garage sale I might buy it just so I can throw it into my recycling bin kidding of course but you get my drift


  2. Laura Laura says:

    I thought this book was really great There's sort of a twist at the end that I didn't even see coming It begs for a seuelI would love to know what happens to Ruth and Jemma after all this


  3. Shelbie Shelbie says:

    The author is not shy about the temptations and mistakes of Christians painting them as very real people I was put off by the female vicar who was tempted into a near fling with a city official and the naivety of the other female main character and the pacifistic Christ figure The plot dragged at times the foreshadowing working enough to keep me sure that something was coming to a head Culliford pulled off the bittersweet ending disappointing the romantic in me when neither woman landed her man After all that the reason I give it two stars and considered three until the ending is that the transformation of the naive reporter Jemma is lovely She starts out shamelessly seductive and utterly untouched by any idea of Christian thought but through the process of working with a dramatic portrayal of the life of Christ she changes As she plays the woman caught in adultery she feels the shame of her own immorality As she experiences the death and rising of Jesus her heart is transformed She stops caring so much for the story now understanding how much important people are than landing the exclusive column I'm glad I read the book just for her lovely redemption I only wish the rest of the story had been so well crafted


  4. Sara Diane Sara Diane says:

    Oh My Goodness I didn't think it would ever be this bad I mean I knew this wasn't going to be stellar but the writing was so very very bad The author decided to dabble in an area that she has no apparent knowledge of theater and then crafted this poor story about a journalist who is not a Christian getting involved with this play and trying to seduce the guy playing Jesus And then there is this vicar who is a woman which I have some issues with and she is falling in love with a married man who HAPPENS to be a jerk AND the main bad guy Honestly this story had holes than Swiss cheese The sad thing is that Culliford had a few funny lines and a few good descriptions but the issues with the story overshadowed themThis book illuminates the problem with Christian publishing We hold up books like this and call them worthy of being published when in fact they should never have seen the top of the slush pile The world sees the lack of uality and say If that is all their Jesus is worth why should I bother? And they have a point Christian art should be better than non Christian art we should have enough respect for Jesus not to pass off shoddy work as good in His name


  5. Jean Paul Jean Paul says:

    A really engrossing story with unexpected plot twists credible characters set against the background of the Mystery plays Profound and funny I really liked this book and it held my intrest on every page


  6. Sary Fairchild Sary Fairchild says:

    AAAGH Kellithis is the author of the Theodora books and she wrote another one I bought it yesterday and will save it for you


  7. Aimee Aimee says:

    Not bad Kind of slow but interesting


  8. Jessica Jessica says:

    Anglophiles will enjoy this mildly suspenseful Christian fiction set in modern day Britain with two very different yet strong female leads I will look for books by this author


  9. Kea Valentine Kea Valentine says:

    I can't even remember what happened other than not liking it


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The Art of Standing Still❰Download❯ ➻ The Art of Standing Still Author Penny Culliford – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Nothing much ever happens in Monksford Even so reporter Jemma Durham dreams of the story that will take her from the small Monksford Gazetteto a national newspaper Then the town revives the tradition Nothing much ever happens in Monksford Even so of Standing PDF/EPUB ½ reporter Jemma Durham dreams of the story that will take her from the small Monksford Gazetteto a national newspaper Then the town revives the The Art PDF \ tradition of the medieval mystery plays that were performed across England hundreds of years ago and life in Monksford turns decidedly interesting.

9 thoughts on “The Art of Standing Still

  1. Jerry Jerry says:

    YUCK One of the worst novels I've read in uite a while Even a British setting and a focus on theater couldn't save this one No matter how much you like Christian fiction don't bother with this one If I ever see this book at a garage sale I might buy it just so I can throw it into my recycling bin kidding of course but you get my drift

  2. Laura Laura says:

    I thought this book was really great There's sort of a twist at the end that I didn't even see coming It begs for a seuelI would love to know what happens to Ruth and Jemma after all this

  3. Shelbie Shelbie says:

    The author is not shy about the temptations and mistakes of Christians painting them as very real people I was put off by the female vicar who was tempted into a near fling with a city official and the naivety of the other female main character and the pacifistic Christ figure The plot dragged at times the foreshadowing working enough to keep me sure that something was coming to a head Culliford pulled off the bittersweet ending disappointing the romantic in me when neither woman landed her man After all that the reason I give it two stars and considered three until the ending is that the transformation of the naive reporter Jemma is lovely She starts out shamelessly seductive and utterly untouched by any idea of Christian thought but through the process of working with a dramatic portrayal of the life of Christ she changes As she plays the woman caught in adultery she feels the shame of her own immorality As she experiences the death and rising of Jesus her heart is transformed She stops caring so much for the story now understanding how much important people are than landing the exclusive column I'm glad I read the book just for her lovely redemption I only wish the rest of the story had been so well crafted

  4. Sara Diane Sara Diane says:

    Oh My Goodness I didn't think it would ever be this bad I mean I knew this wasn't going to be stellar but the writing was so very very bad The author decided to dabble in an area that she has no apparent knowledge of theater and then crafted this poor story about a journalist who is not a Christian getting involved with this play and trying to seduce the guy playing Jesus And then there is this vicar who is a woman which I have some issues with and she is falling in love with a married man who HAPPENS to be a jerk AND the main bad guy Honestly this story had holes than Swiss cheese The sad thing is that Culliford had a few funny lines and a few good descriptions but the issues with the story overshadowed themThis book illuminates the problem with Christian publishing We hold up books like this and call them worthy of being published when in fact they should never have seen the top of the slush pile The world sees the lack of uality and say If that is all their Jesus is worth why should I bother? And they have a point Christian art should be better than non Christian art we should have enough respect for Jesus not to pass off shoddy work as good in His name

  5. Jean Paul Jean Paul says:

    A really engrossing story with unexpected plot twists credible characters set against the background of the Mystery plays Profound and funny I really liked this book and it held my intrest on every page

  6. Sary Fairchild Sary Fairchild says:

    AAAGH Kellithis is the author of the Theodora books and she wrote another one I bought it yesterday and will save it for you

  7. Aimee Aimee says:

    Not bad Kind of slow but interesting

  8. Jessica Jessica says:

    Anglophiles will enjoy this mildly suspenseful Christian fiction set in modern day Britain with two very different yet strong female leads I will look for books by this author

  9. Kea Valentine Kea Valentine says:

    I can't even remember what happened other than not liking it

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