Beginning on Christmas Day and ending on Christmas Eve a year later, "365" takes the reader on a spiritual journey with cranky old lady, Beverly Roberts. With laughter and tears, not one, but a half-dozen stories lead us through this year in the life of one Southern rural church and shows us the kingdom in a unique and humorous light. Beverly is a recognizable fixture in any small Southern town, but she quickly loses two-dimensional restraints. We discover her broken heart is hungry to be mended, and because of that, she has a story to tell. Rev. Pat Jobe has challenged and entertained people for 30 years with his down-home humor and affection for the small-town South. But don’t look for "Hee-Haw" stereotypes here. These Southerners stretch previous definitions. Their lives are full of beauty and mystery and grace.
"365 Ways to Criticize the Preacher is a hilarious and moving tale of transformation! Beverly Roberts lived with me for at least a week after I read her story, making me smile."
— Meg Barnhouse
Minister, therapist, writer,and conference speaker
"A magnificent witness, expressed with compassion, understanding, love, and wit - showing ordinary people the power of forgiveness. Only Pat Jobe could have written it."
— Virginia Rucker
Former Lifestyles Editor
The Daily Courier
Forest City, NC