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 bar’s customers, as a way to witness of 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.
My thoughts: I loved this very real look at small town life through the lives of the different characters in this story. When a bar opens in their town, some of the citizens think it means the end of their town as they know it. I like that Daniel offers a safe alternative by organizing the taxi service to help keep the patrons safe. This is a wonderful story about being the hands and feet of Jesus!
I received this book from Just Read. This is my honest review.