Thursday, February 12, 2009

Jesus Christ, Shepherd of Judea Part I : Sookie and faith

"Jesus Christ, Shepherd of Judea " , that's a very familiar exclamation to readers of the Sookie Stackhouse books and I decided to take a closer look at churches, religion, the Bible and prayer in the Sookie books.

Sookie is most definitely a Christian believer and regularly attends the Methodist church in Bon Temps. She frequently talks of her faith , the Bible, prayer and attending church. She enjoys going to church, even if she doesn't always listen to the sermon but spend the time quietly reflecting.

Frankly, I don't always listen to the sermon. Sometimes the hour in church is just a time to think, a time to consider where my life is going. But at least those thoughts are in a context

She and Gran are regular members of the Methodist Church and she continues to attend alone after Gran dies and when her work schedule permits. In future posts, we'll look at mentions of the Bible, prayer and more.

What have I missed, are there other churches mentioned that I missed ?

The various churches mentioned in the books, their minister's and any known members are:

Bon Temps Methodist Church
o Location: Bon Temps
o Reverend: Rev Collins
o Members: Sookie, Gran , Hoyt and Maxine Fortenberry

Tabernacle Holiness Church (bk 9)
o Location: Bon Temps ( near Hotshot)
o Reverend: Rev. Marvin Norris
o Members: Norris family members have funeral there

Free Will Church of God's Anointed (Bk4)
o Location: Bon Temps?
o Reverend:
o Members: Danielle and Holly

Bon Temp Catholic Church ( bk6)
o Location: Bon Temps
o Reverend: Father Dan Riordan
o Members: Tara Thornton

Fellowship of the Sun (bk 7)
o Location: Minden
o Reverend:
o Members: Arlene, Rafe Prudhomme

Gethsemane Baptist Church (bk3)
o Location: Bon Temps
o Reverend:
o Members: Maxine Fortenberry (early books)

Good Faith Baptist (bk1)
o Location: Bon Temps (Gran mentions it as a possible meeting place for Descendants of the Glorious Dead in Bk1)
o Reverend:
o Members:

Greater Love Baptist Church (bk4)
o Location: Bon Temps
o Reverend: Jimmy Fullenwilder
o Members:

Bon Temp Episcopal church ( bk6)
o Location: Clarice
o Reverend: Father Kempton Littrell
o Members:

Grace Episcopal ( bk5)
o Location: Shreveport
o Reverend:
o Members: Colonel John Flood

Glen Cragie Methodist Church (bk2)
o Location: Dallas
o Reverend:
o Members: Hugo Ayers