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The story was so simple and realistic Every one of the characters could have been someone that I knew They were flawed and genuine people Confused about themselves, the people they loved, and their relationship with God The story manages to deal with all these issues very well.However, the main reason I gave this one 5 stars was that poem Beautiful Mosaic This is so cheesy, but I actually cried It just spoke to me. WOWSo.I ve been trying to read romances for awhile, right And kind of hating it because I keep getting slapped in the face with horrible writing And I ve also tried to read contemporary Christian books for awhile too, and hating the bad writing and getting slapped in the face with the love of Jesus Last but not least, I ve been trying to read interacial romances, and besides carrying over the bad writing from the romance genre, I ve been getting slapped in the face with all levels of black WOWSo.I ve been trying to read romances for awhile, right And kind of hating it because I keep getting slapped in the face with horrible writing And I ve also tried to read contemporary Christian books for awhile too, and hating the bad writing and getting slapped in the face with the love of Jesus Last but not least, I ve been trying to read interacial romances, and besides carrying over the bad writing from the romance genre, I ve been getting slapped in the face with all levels of black vs white racism.So how the heck did I end up loving this Christian interacial romance Goes to show, anything goes when it s done well I thought I had racism fatigue, but this book made me simply not care, even when it was dialed up to dent my head in with a mallet Harsh.This book is so full of Bible verses, hymn songs, and people talking nonstop about love of God, love of man, love love love and forgiveness that you could probably print a biblical study guide out of excerpts It also went into church cultures that were way out of my realm of experience.And I ate it up Why Because of the characters The characterization They had such distinct, yet recognizable voices The author has a gift for dialogue The people are genuinely funny, sassy, cute and interesting The hero, despite being gorgeous and all that jazz, turned out to be different somehow, approachable and adorable even when he s so messed up The author has a great gift of portraying the dirty underside of Christian people, nay, of HUMANS Hypocrisy is everywhere The main characters were so full of flaws that it s a wonder they could still walk with all the crap they carried, and the author doesn t let them get away with it The characters call each other out on their nastiness, or if not, they see it in themselves and hate themselves for it They struggle and founder and when they re about to give up, God hauls them up by the hair and makes them keep going This book is PG, but this is no fluffy bunny Amish girl romance This deals with many painful, raw issues that should be coveredin Christian media, rather than the hyper sanitized insular crap that it generates for itself.Not to say this book is perfect.The ending does rush into an ugly last minute resurgence of Racist Crazy that feels tacked on, as if an editor s checklist said there must be one last conflict to keep the hero and heroine apart Then it gets resolved quickly, and the closing scene is so bizarrely cultish weird Kumbaya thatwellit was kind of amusing But hey, what do I know My faith life is so dried up compared to these characters, I m not really sure I can judge What else By the end, the hero finally says I suck one too many times But overall, I think I can live with that just fine Now all I hope is that this book will hold up to re reading This book was great I hope that Zora Nicky s story will continue that we will see it on the Big Screen Claudia Mair Burney is truly gifted This book was great I hope that Zora Nicky s story will continue that we will see it on the Big Screen Claudia Mair Burney is truly gifted This is the most amazing Christian romance story I ve read It is real, edgy, raw and authentic It takes real issues sex, lust, faith, racism, parents, relationships that real single Christians deal with while dating Nothing is glossed over The reader lives the struggles with the characters The writing is beautiful The characters are honest, flawed, broken and searching for Christ I loved that it was written for the Christ following readers I doubt non believers will get it The autho This is the most amazing Christian romance story I ve read It is real, edgy, raw and authentic It takes real issues sex, lust, faith, racism, parents, relationships that real single Christians deal with while dating Nothing is glossed over The reader lives the struggles with the characters The writing is beautiful The characters are honest, flawed, broken and searching for Christ I loved that it was written for the Christ following readers I doubt non believers will get it The author doesn t explain the faith stuff, she assumes you know where the characters are coming from Look at all the bad reviews, especially on , and you ll see the complaints about the religion faith aspects If you don t have the Holy Spirit in you when you read this book you miss the most amazing story and struggle You ll only see half of the love story and complain because there s no sex scene The beauty is in Christ s love played out on these pages.It is my prayer that I can findnovels like this one that encourage and challenge my faith in real life settings So much of Christian fiction is safe I love that the publisher wrote a defense note before the story began I m assuming that is because they were afraid this story would offend Christians It is not a pretty little story with a simple conflict that gets wrapped up with a pat answer and ends with a nice prayer.I loved it.I want Zora and Nicky two people with similar backgrounds but racially different Zora is a young educated woman that has her life planned out for her, if it is not marrying the man that her Father has chosen, it is becoming the first lady of the church Now it is apparent that she hates to be seen in the church with her many secret sins, yet she feels justified knowing that others feel the same she does Miles, her ever patient boyfriend thinks that she needs to be focused about her relationship with Zora and Nicky two people with similar backgrounds but racially different Zora is a young educated woman that has her life planned out for her, if it is not marrying the man that her Father has chosen, it is becoming the first lady of the church Now it is apparent that she hates to be seen in the church with her many secret sins, yet she feels justified knowing that others feel the same she does Miles, her ever patient boyfriend thinks that she needs to be focused about her relationship with God, than her artistic talent However, she thinks that he is only the spokesperson of her legalistic Father who wants her to be pure before God and the church Little does she know, she is going to have a bigger burden to bear when she meets Nicky.Nicky is a Caucasian man who has a lot of skeletons of his past that he does not want to be resurrect Prior to meeting Zora, he is already taken but wants to explore other options Forced against his father demanding wishes, he wonders if there is actually a God out there that actually cares about his well being or can talk about anything other than staying in his will Unsupported by his Father, the two of them do not get along if they are not talking about religion or his role in the church Faith joins Nora and Nicky together in this epic love story about the church and loyalty HOLY S..Shut your mouth This book felt too close to home, it brought back memories of me growing up in a religious household Every thing was a sin, I questioned that there was a loving God in Heaven but a raging bipolar monster who wanted my money in churches and for me to believe everything the good book tells you Thank God, my perception of God changed cause that perception of God will turn anyone to an agnostic or an atheist I WAS Nicky, I too worried that I could not have a conversation with my love ones without them mentioning God or Jesus every five seconds Back to the book, it was emotionally gripping and unforgettable Usually I do not like Christian romance cause of how cheesy it can be, but this book was so raw, deep and authentic.Highly recommended to all people regardless of the faith you are in or if you have little or no faith in it The best book I read this year so far, and I am HARD to please This might be the edgiest Christian fiction I ve read Loved it |Kindle ♁ Zora and Nicky: A Novel in Black and White ☧ Zora Nella Hampton Johnson knows exactly where she comes from her daddy won t let her forget Of course, for that privilege, he keeps her in Prada and Kate Spade He chooses her boyfriend, her car, her address and ignores not only her mother, but her own love of painting, art and the old ways of her granddaddy s soulful AME church Her daddy may be a preacher, but somewhere among the thousands of members, Zora has lost God And she wants him backNicky Parker, a recent graduate of Berkeley and reformed playboy, also suffers the trials of being a preacher s kid, and he can t remember the last time he saw eye to eye with his white, racist, Republican, Southern Baptist father What he does remember and it will be forever burned in his brain despite myriad prayers to Jesus is the way Zora looked the first time he saw herWhen they meet at a Bible study far from their respective home churches, the first churlish, sarcastic sparks that fly sizzle with defensiveness But God has a special way of feeding the flames, and though from different flocks, these two lost sheep will find Him and much, much All I can say is WOW Amazing I had no idea that this was a Christian novel What a wonderfully written and beautiful love story There are actually two concurring story lines, the first is the obvious interacial couple However, most importantly, the second underlying story line has to do with finding one s niche with Christ and what it means to be a Christian Although one can grow up in the church, how does one actually set out and establish their own personal relationship with God How All I can say is WOW Amazing I had no idea that this was a Christian novel What a wonderfully written and beautiful love story There are actually two concurring story lines, the first is the obvious interacial couple However, most importantly, the second underlying story line has to do with finding one s niche with Christ and what it means to be a Christian Although one can grow up in the church, how does one actually set out and establish their own personal relationship with God How does one handle learning that God really does love sinners like us I would recommend this novel to anyone who has had this doubt or question this within themselves I believe at some point in all our lives, we all questioned this as we go through this journey It is good to see that we are not alone, others have the same inquiries If I knew of a Christian youth group, I would recommend this book for them also All ages can relate to the subject matter The novel revolves around the relationship between Nicky, a young white college graduate surviving on minimal means, and Zora, a self described Black American Princess who drives a Lexus and enjoys her designer labels They meet at a bible study, and though the relationship gets off to a rocky start, their love grows despite incredible opposition from friends and families Burney unflinchingly takes on the issues of race and religion, challenging the reader to examine one s own subtle prejudic The novel revolves around the relationship between Nicky, a young white college graduate surviving on minimal means, and Zora, a self described Black American Princess who drives a Lexus and enjoys her designer labels They meet at a bible study, and though the relationship gets off to a rocky start, their love grows despite incredible opposition from friends and families Burney unflinchingly takes on the issues of race and religion, challenging the reader to examine one s own subtle prejudices An intriguing read Hands down my favorite book IN THE ENTIRE WORLD Words cannot describe the intoxicating blend of race, sex, faith, and honesty in such a raw and beautifully developed format READ THIS BOOK I read it in one sitting and it changed my life profoundly I read snippets of it everyday and I ve had this book for 5 years it never bores me.