Woman of God by James Patterson

Woman of God

St. Peter's Square, Rome. White smoke signals that a new Pope has been chosen. Is it possible that the new Pope...is a woman? The world is watching as historic crowds gather in Rome, waiting for news of a new Pope, one who promises to be unlike any other in the Church's history. Some followers are ecstatic, but the leading candidate has made a legion of powerful enemies. From a difficult childhood with drug addled parents, to a career as a doctor...

Details Woman of God

TitleWoman of God
Release DateSep 26th, 2016
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
Number of pages362 pages
GenreFiction, Mystery, Audiobook, Adult Fiction

Reviews Woman of God

  • Rachel Wagner
    *5/5 STARS* (If I could rate this even higher, I would) Woman of God by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro is nothing short of amazing. I began this book with high expectations and ready to read an unexpected story because it seemed like nothing James Patterson has ever released before. I'm happy to report that my expectations were exceeded by a long shot. Brigid Fitzgerald has left a lasting impression on me and is now one of my top favorite female...
  • Denise
    2.0 out of 5 stars -- A test of faith. A HUGE test.OK this woman had it so much worse than Job of the Bible. At first it was hard to see her go through the tragedies, but then it got to be WAY TOO MUCH. I often get suckered in to requesting a book based on the synopsis, but sometimes the actual story is nothing like what was written in the publicity materials. As it is here.I thought this novel was going to be about a woman Pope. NOT. So ignore t...
  • Matt
    The Patterson-Paetro partnership returns with a one-off novel that seeks to explore faith, religion, and the strength in both that one woman possesses in the modern world. Brigid Fitzgerald has been working in South Sudan, serving as a doctor and trauma surgeon in a war-torn corner of the country. After the medical facility is attacked by guerillas, many are slaughtered, including the local priest and Brigid's mentor. As she struggles to come to ...
  • Dianne Bright
    In all honesty, this is one of the best books I've ever read. The female protagonist's tenacious pursuit of faith amidst extreme adversities (literally one after the next) moved me to tears, which doesn't usually happen from fictional characters. I've not met a braver female character than Brigid Fitzgerald.That said, as a conservative reader, I did not connect with about ten percent of the book that focused on criticizing the Catholic Church's o...
  • Tammy Adams
    This poor woman has more tragedies in her life than Job! Just totally over the top and unbelievable. Reading the blurb made me think this was going to be a book about a woman pope - NOT. Another odd religious book by Patterson.
  • Suzanne the Bookaholic and Proud
    (some spoilers!!) WOW!! Woman of God, is an extraodinary read, testing a person's faith through thick and thin, there were times when reading this and thinking, 'how can all this happen to one person', being a doctor in south Sudan at 'kind hearts' and seeing all of the death and destruction, to being shot, and technically declared dead, only, to come through it all and go back, to having to live through your husband and newborn child dying, (tha...
  • Greg Z
    "They had captured a hundred and twenty-nine children. They castrated the boys and left them to bleed to death. They had gang-raped the little girls before killing them. Little boys who had been unable to run were roped together, and their throats had been slit," so writes Patterson/Paetro on page 119 of this, a torture porn book sold under the pretense of a woman finding faith. And even worse, far more torturous, scenes have appeared in earlier ...
  • Jean West
    This is an advance read of James Patterson's new book Woman of God. Completely different from any of my previous experiences with his books. I was enthralled with the concept of the book, the front story of the first woman considered for the position of Pope, but it was so much more than that. It follows Brigid Fitzgerald through life altering experiences that mold her into a deep spiritual relationship. The story explores her awareness of her pe...
  • Nurse Lisa in Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
    Very (& surprisingly IMO) good story!
  • Diane Saul
    The first chapter opens 20 years from now with the possibility of a woman being named the next Pope. Brigid Fitzgerald is that woman. From the second chapter on we go back to current time and follow Brigids journey to see how she arrived at this point in her life. We follow her to the Sudan as a medical missionary where she sees horrendous acts committed by ruthless rebels against the local population. She begins to doubt her faith. In an effort ...
  • David
    Completely different to the usual James Patterson offerings. No mystery/thriller here. Just a wonderful story about a remarkable woman who has her faith in God (and life) tested repeatedly by the most diabolical and tragic events. And yet, despite the adversity that is thrown at her, she has a strength and determination to not only survive, but a hope and a determination to make the world a better place. Inspirational.
  • Sandra
    Brigid Fitzgerald is a remarkable woman. She graduated from college at 19 years of age. Determined to make something of her life and leave her addicted parents behind, she volunteered as a doctor in a clinic called Kind Hands in South Sudan, a very dangerous and poor part of the world. This begins her story. Wherever her fantastic life took her, and no matter the overwhelming losses she suffered, she tried to find and trust in God. This was her c...
  • Wendy
    Woman of GodThis was an amazing book and certainly not what I was expecting. I have never read anything like this from James Patterson before and it was a breath of fresh air. I've always enjoyed the books that Maxine Paetro was the co author with James Patterson and I'm sure that she deserves most of the credit for this book. I'm going to look her up and give her books a read.
  • thewanderingjew
    A Woman of God, James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, authors; Therese Plummer, narratorWhile I found the book interesting because of the content, which was partly about volunteering one’s time and working in the South Sudan to help those less fortunate, I found Brigid Fitzgerald to be a totally implausible character. The authors overplayed their hands by portraying her innocence and potential godliness without giving her real substance in that regar...
  • Ann
    This will be a DNF for me. I feel like the blurb is completely misleading. The "Prologue" takes place 20 years in the future -- a reporter at the Vatican muses on the possibility of a female Pope, and then the scene shifts to a mother getting her daughter ready for Easter Sunday services and the sudden realization that this mother is the female Priest the reporter was thinking of. So . . . really, a very good start!The book proper then starts in ...
  • Dominic Eliseo
    The blurb for this book is misleading – it gives the false perception this book is;1. A thriller2. Takes place in the Vatican while a new Pope is being selected3. And bang smack in the middle of this is Dr Brigid FitzgeraldBut it is FAR FROM THIS! The book is pages of trauma-porn – Bridgid experiences death after death, terrorist attacks, civil war and multiple attacks on her life (none of it happens in the Vatican). The book is terrible, whi...
  • Monique
    I do not even have the energy to write a review of this book, My first James Patterson book, and boy was it a doozy. I mean I like a little edge to my books, but, I do not want to be in agony through every step of the book. I'm a highly, highly sensitive person so things always affect me way more than the masses so to speak, if you like being in agony at everything the protagonist goes through, by all means you will hungrily devour this book, but...
  • Gerry Bartlett
    Not sure how to categorize this one. Anyway, Patterson and Paetro take on the Catholic church and its stand on women. I'm not a Catholic but I have friends who are. They moan about the fact that women can't be priests and other issues. Patterson uses the story of Brigid to show how a woman of faith makes the Church take notice and change. Fantasy? I guess I could have put the book in that category. But it's a fast read and full of action. Brigid ...
  • Karen Filipowicz
    I really did not like it in fact I pretty much hated it. If it wouldn't have been such an easy read-remember Patterson's books have chapters all of 1 1/2 pages long-I doubt I would have finished it. I finished it thinking will get better, the ending will have some some huge exciting surprise. Nope. For those who haven't read it I'll save you time, Brigid is a religious woman falls in love; the guy dies. Meets a pries whom she likes; he dies. She ...
  • Christy
    Can I just say how much I absolutely loved this book and needed to read it at the exact moment I did? No matter what religion you are...we all have faith. Sometimes in the hardest times of our lives that faith is tested. When the bad times come we either cling to out faith or lose it all together. Finding it again is a journey.
  • Lucas Carlson
    A terrific read. Woman of God grabs you and takes you on a journey. It deals with faith, but in a way that is totally true to James Patterson with plot twists and page turning chapters. In the end you feel satisfied, entertained, and thought provoked. What more could you want from a book?
  • Darren
    I borrowed this book from my local library. I enjoyed reading it. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it and how they were involved with the story.
  • Suzze Tiernan
    Completely different from any other Patterson I have read. Somewhat over the top, but an interesting plot, with ideals I could totally get behind.
  • Abbey
    Over the years James Patterson has easily became one of my favorite authors. I got 'Women Of God' without really knowing to much about it. I was expecting Patterson's normal novels with crime fighting, catching bad guys thrillers that I've always enjoyed. This novel is completely different from his other novels. This book is about a women whose faith has been tested time and time again. It's about hope, love, lost and over coming it all. I highly...
  • Andrea
    Actual Star Rating 3.5 StarsThis is not the typical book that I usually read. I don't gravitate to religious fiction. However, this was a faith based book but was not pushy. I liked the concept that faith should be inclusive. It really drove home the idea that in a world of hate and violence, we should hold on to our faith in God. He has a plan for all of us even when we don't understand it.
  • Rosemary
    Took me a while but once I got into was a quick read for me.
  • Abby M
    **Thank you Sean Comstock for sending me this ARC** This book was aweing. I was captivated from page one, even when it was a bit slow to start. I was into Brigid’s story and how she battled each blow that was thrown at her. It was inspiring, considering even my life is throwing its punches at me lately. She is such an excellent role model, so strong. I was surprised by how much I was in love with the story, considering I am not a religious pers...
  • Maura
    I'm never quite sure if I'm a fan of James Patterson or his co-author when I enjoy his books. I've read Confessions of a Murder Suspect, which was also co-written with Maxine Paetro, so perhaps I'm fond of her writing, but I also adored the Maximum Ride series, which was written (supposedly) by Patterson. The ridiculously abrupt pacing of this book was reminiscent of Maximum Ride, and I apparently find that style of writing to be enjoyable (while...
  • Debbie
    Throughout her life, Brigid has tried desperately to have a strong faith in the Catholic religion despite many hardships. Her childhood was filled with parents who were addicted to drugs; she became a doctor who traveled to war-torn Sudan. With many twists and turns, Brigid loses several close family members and friends. The Catholic Church is struggling as many are losing hope in the traditional ways: a new movement is on the horizon. Is the wor...
  • Pam
    I'd have to agree with Denise's review of a few months ago. This story really wasn't about the possibility of a female pope. I thought that once she started knowing the voice of God, that there would be a connection to the idea of the "pink smoke ".There were too many times that she should not have survived the situation she was in. Too many "loves" of her life. The very quirky way her child dies. Nothing really comes of her visions. Too many tim...