Have I read this before: Nope.
Review: I had trouble getting invested in this book and I’m not exactly sure why. It wasn’t like the writing style is bad or anything like that, but I just had a hard time getting into the story. The first main event/conflict in the book almost seemed disconnected with the rest of the story by the way it was introduced, and I think I just kept expecting the book to go back to that. I was so busy waiting for that that I didn’t even let myself get into the main event of the book. I don’t know. Maybe my brain just reacted to “here’s a book about church and god and Christianity” by kind of checking out.
Favorite part: Baldwin does do a good job of presenting this issue of a minister who is extremely dedicated to god but also very abusive towards his family.