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
GenreFiction, Mystery

Reviews Woman of God

  • Rachel Nicole 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...
  • Jill Croce-McGill
    James Patterson and Maxine Paetro have given us another solid hit with Woman of God! This is definitely not the typical James Patterson novel with all the mystery and crime. This is an inspiring story about one woman whose faith has been tested over and over again. It's about tragedy, love, hope and learning how to overcome it all through faith. Often through our darkest times is when our faith is being tested, you can either hold on to it or los...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Suzanne
    I just do not know how to rate or review this book. Hell, I do even know how I felt about this book. I did not get engrossed in the story but it was not a bad story. I think I just did not connect with it or the characters as much as I would have liked to. It is still a James Patterson book so it is far from bad, just did not feel this one. This is about vast changes within the Catholic church with the main character becoming a priest and even ha...
  • 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.
  • Greg
    "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 ...
  • Tiffany PSquared
    This was unlike the usual Patterson books I've read. It was suspense and mystery with a message. However, at the end of it, I was wondering if that overall message was really strong enough.Brigid Fitzgerald seems to encounter difficult situations (to put it mildly) at almost every single juncture in her life: in her jobs, her relationships, and her faith. We watch as she struggles to maintain her faith in God throughout all her hardships and also...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mahoghani 23
    This is a side of James Patterson that demonstrates his ability to traverse in many genres. This time the author explores faith from the Catholic church. Even as I'm writing this review, I'm getting goosebumps as I prepare to give you a synopsis from my point of view. Bridget Fitzgerald is a woman whose running from something, trying to save others. She's just compleyed her residency and shes in South Sundan, in Northern Africa, working in a make...
  • Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
    Brigid Fitzgerald is a doctor in South Sudan. She sees devastation every day, but her faith in God keeps her going. When tragedy falls on Brigid over and over again, her faith will be tested. Will she be able to find the purpose God has for her, or will she lose faith before that?The story starts 20 years in the future on an Easter Sunday. I was reading the book around the same time, so it all seemed to fit in well together. Brigid is getting rea...
  • Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
    Very (& surprisingly IMO) good story!
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Marcia
    I'm looking at the other ratings and wondering if I read the same book. I didn't like Woman of God. I would not like it on a boat I would not like it with a goat. It was a very silly story with absolutely no character development or descriptive language. I was unable to identify with any of the characters. The plot was melodramatic and soppy. A female doctor, working in a war torn part of Sudan finds love. Loses love. Becomes part of an egalitari...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Margaret
    I really enjoyed this book although it was very horrific in parts. Brigid was an amazingly strong woman who suffered great loss in her adult hood but was also deprived of love as a child. Her parents were (somewhat) functioning well educated drug addicts and her father was extremely harsh and demanding. Her mother did instil a love of the Church and God when Brigid was a child. She became a doctor and worked in Africa in harsh and war torn areas ...
  • Laura Rash
    My only regret with this book is that I waited so long to read it. I usually zip thru books very quickly, being a true speed reader, and tho this one moved quickly with short chapters, I absorbed every single word. Many times I set it down & just thought about what I had read & listened to my heart. A very different style for JP that I truly enjoyed on so many levels.