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Samson

Samson

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Samson Taylor is a man of God—and most definitely no saint. The handsome, charismatic new assistant pastor at a thriving North Carolina church is controlled by his lust for beautiful women, a weakness that puts his marriage, his friendships, and his job at risk. Samson loves God and tries harder than ever to keep his temptations in check. Then he meets Delinda. . . . Falling into a dangerous affair with the irresistibly sexy wife of an NBA star is the worst mistake of his life—one with tragic consequences. Now, as he journeys back from the depths of despair and loss, Samson sees himself and others in a new light. God will forgive Samson’s past. But can Samson forgive himself?
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  • Pocket Books | 
  • 368 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476709260 | 
  • January 2013
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CHAPTER 1

The first Sunday in June was a perfect day for the installation ceremony of a new pastor.

Samson Taylor admired his reflection in the mirror adorning a wall in his uncle’s office. His suit, made just for this occasion, was tailored to complement his athletic build. He deliberately chose navy because it represented knowledge, power, and integrity.

Women loved his creamy, smooth peanut-colored complexion, his greenish gray eyes, and his neatly trimmed wavy hair. Samson’s six-four height and muscular body had carried him through four years of college basketball at Duke University, from where he... see more

Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for Samson by Jacquelin Thomas includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.



Introduction

In this modern-day adaptation of the Bible story of Samson and Delilah, Samson Taylor, the charismatic associate pastor of Hillside Baptist Church, marries Savannah Ramsey, a beautiful young Buddhist, despite their different religious faiths. Over time, their union unravels: Samson discovers that Savannah has betrayed him with his best friend, Trey, and he insists on a divorce. Hungry for revenge, Samson seduces Savannah’s younger sister, Kenya. When Kenya reveals that she is carrying his child, Samson reluctantly agrees to marry her to protect his professional reputation as pastor, but this second marriage also dissolves. Samson loves God and wants to do right, but his lust for beautiful women cannot be stopped. When he becomes romantically entangled with Delinda Lewis-Hatcher, the wife of an NBA superstar, her cuckolded husband responds with violence, injuring Samson in a vicious fight that results in Samson’s blindness. Eventually, Samson’s faith, his love for family, an see more

About the Author

Jacquelin Thomas
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Jacquelin Thomas

Jacquelin Thomas' books have garnered several awards, including two EMMA awards, the Romance In Color Reviewers Award, Readers Choice Award, and the Atlanta Choice Award in the Religious & Spiritual category. She was nominated for a 2008 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction in the Young Adult category. Jacquelin has published in the romance, inspirational fiction and young adult genres. 

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