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Who Brought the Dog to Church?

  • By Tracy L. Smoak
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Betty is sure that Ida Lou does not belong in their church when the woman shows up to the Good Friday service with her small dog in tow. But before she knows what's happening, Betty is pushed into helping the woman as she deals with the sudden hospitalization of her husband. Having lost her own husband just one year ago, Betty is chosen as the perfect person to help walk through this valley with the newcomer-along with the other women of the WUFHs (Women United For Him).

Sarah McAdams knows her husband loves her. He just loses his temper sometimes. It comes with the stress of being a highly recognized police officer. But when Sarah makes the decision that this is not the life she wants for her young son, will she be able to get out alive? Where can she go? And who will help her?

God works in mysterious ways-and through ordinary people. The town of Prosper is about to experience some drama-and it all starts with a dog who comes to church.


Who Brought the Dog to Church? by Tracy L. Smoak is a delightful contemporary Christian novel about community, care, and friendship. There is the difficult topic of domestic violence which is sensitively portrayed by Tracy. Her style of writing enables the reader to easily picture the victim and the abuser as we get inside their heads. There is also the theme of loss as women struggle with grief after losing their husbands. Tracy L. Smoak writes in an easy, personable style. Although there are serious themes, her style is easy-going and peppered with humor. Tracy L. Smoak is a new author to me and certainly one that I want to read more from. Her story tackles serious, relevant issues in an easily relatable way while revealing the heart and love of God for His children. Who Brought the Dog to Church? is a charming tale that I can highly recommend.

-Julia Wilson

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In Who Brought the Dog to Church?, Tracy L. Smoak has done something remarkable-she's woven serious topics such as death, immigration, and domestic violence, with the laugh-out-loud antics of a bunch of small town church ladies to produce a funny, heartwarming, and thought-provoking tale. The relationships between Betty, Letitia, Ida Lou, and Elizabeth are darling! Fun connections and revelations sprinkled throughout the book make it a page-turner not to be missed, and the whole story wraps up in wonderfully satisfying and sweet conclusion. This book gives readers hope for abundant joy, even in the midst of pain, and, most of all, points us to the unfailing love of the Savior.

-Heather Norman Smith

Author of Songs for a Sunday, Where I Was Planted, New Wine Transportation Company, and other inspirational southern fiction

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    • SKU: 9781649604224
    • Manufacturer: Ambassador Intl
    • ISBN 13: 9781649604224
    • Publication Date: 06/20/2023
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Tracy L. Smoak

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