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Jeremy Full of Grace by Greta Cribbs – Review by Charlene Yates

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was apprehensive about this book at first. I read many diverse types of novels at that includes Christian novels. I was not at all against the idea of a male being impregnated as was the virgin Mary, but how this story was actually going to come together and play out. The author wrote a fascinating story wrapped in doubt and awe and a story wrapped also around grief and the ability to overcome things that we ourselves sometimes may feel we cannot. The words were perfect and the vocabulary befitting. I liked it a lot and would recommend reading it, even if there is some self-doubt in if you may or may not like the book, I would still give it a shot because you may find yourself pulled in.

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Jeremy Full of Grace by Greta Cribbs – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jeremy is a seventeen year old boy, he lives with his mother, is a devout Roman Catholic, helps out around the house and in the diner where the family swap a hot meal for a useful skill or useful things left over from the time before technology broke down and lies changed forever, he lives in a world which has survived a plague, a plague which wiped out most of the population and left the rest barren, infertile and unable to reproduce at all, apart from Jeremy, he is pregnant and nearing full term at that. Leslie is an agnostic woman who has lost her faith since the plague hit and so has been travelling around the country to find out about how the plague has affected the population and whether there is any hope to save humanity, this is where she meets Jeremy and his mother and finds out about his extraordinary tale of how he became pregnant.

As she has nowhere to stay, she is invited to stay in the spare room of the house Jeremy and his mother live in, again, in exchange for working and helping out or making use of a special skill, it is at the mealtime with the local priest and a neighbouring family where she hears of how the Virgin Mary visited Jeremy on a hot summers day and asked him if he would bear a child for her, Leslie is skeptical to say the least, but Jeremy believes it wholeheartedly and his mother is slowly beginning to believe in it too. The only problem is how Jeremy is going to give birth to this miracle child and stay healthy in the meantime, at least this is his mother’s main worry, Jeremy is convinced that things will all work out according to God’s plan, however, they are in luck when Leslie reveals that she is a midwife and may be able to help them both through this trying time.

Will Leslie be able to help Jeremy to safely deliver this baby while being bombarded with her thoughts of her waned faith and the unfaltering faith of those around her, will this crisis be something she can work through in time, or will it affect more than just herself? This is an original and captivating tale which will draw you into the lives of those surviving in this dystopian world and sticking with them to the conclusion of the story.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Jeremy Full of Grace by Greta Cribbs – Review by Paula R Sayers

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jeremy Full of Grace by Greta Cribbs kept my attention all the way through. This is the story of Jeremy who is a teenage boy visited by the Mother of Grace and told he will give birth to a daughter. Most of the population of earth has been wiped out by a plague. Jeremy may be the last hope for life on earth to continue as it seems most females are now sterile.

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Jeremy Full of Grace by Greta Cribbs – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story is very…….unique. A plaque devastated most of the population but there is Jeremy, a 17 year old boy whom is pregnant. This story grasps you to believe there is truly miracles that can happen. The different points of views between Jeremy, Leslie, and Ruth really captivating. The very small town really believed this “miracle” would truly be the hope they are looking for. One of my true favorite lines in the book was “I don’t know if things are going to get better or worse from here, but no matter what comes, remember that God is with you.” I think this would stick with me for sure especially in real life.

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Jeremy Full of Grace by Greta Cribbs – Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was quite an interesting read. I will say you have to go into it with an open mind. I have read a lot of Greta Cribbs before so I wasn’t worried because I have previously enjoyed her other works. I must say this book will make you bend your mind a little bit and think outside the box as you read. I happen to think this is quite the accomplishment for an author to do and is a great thing. I thought about this book long after I finished it and what I might want to say in this review and I am not going to bore you with details that are already said in the blurb or other reviews but rather I will tell you this is one that you will want to read if you like books that will make you think. Books that make you wonder how you live your own life and how you question your own reality and the way you make your choices. I think that this is the perfect book for you to pick up then. I am looking forward to seeing what else we may get in the near future from Ms. Cribbs.

Review by @lizaileen
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Jeremy Full of Grace by Greta Cribbs – Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a really sweet story about faith and keeping you faith in really tough, trying times.i was unsure about how the story would work with the virgin birth coming from a male. But it worked really well. When the world was destroyed a miracle occurs when a 17 year old boy becomes pregnant.
Is it all a figment of the boys imagination or did he really get impregnated by the Virgin Mary?
As a non believer Leslie doesn’t know what to think. Is this really a miracle or is it something that was caused by the same thing that destroyed everything in its way. Will the outcome be enough to change her view and show her that God exists?

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Jeremy Full of Grace by Greta Cribbs – Review by Santana Hicks

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was very touching to read. It surrounded the life of a seventeen year old boy growing up in something similar to a post apocalyptic world but still holding on to his beliefs and religion.

The book alternated between three different point of views. Jeremy, Ruth (Jeremy’s mother), and Leslie (a travelling midwife). All three characters were very likeable and easy to relate to.

There was a lot of Catholic religion in this story, a lot of tradition and a lot of easily to follow medical talk. It was subtle and by no means do you have to be religious to read this story. I certainly am not and I still was intrigued and touched by the story.

The only downfall, in my opinion, was that it ended to abruptly. The book mentioned a lot of the afterward of why Jeremy was impossibly pregnant, so I was waiting for what was to come. But it ended with the main event. Hopefully this is a series. I am very intrigued with who “they” are and what it all means in this new world!

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Jeremy Full of Grace by Greta Cribbs – Review by Debi Kircher

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jeremy Full of Grace by Greta Cribbs

5 Stars

I will read absolutely ANYTHING this author writes. I love her ability to tell a story and make it seem so real and easy to follow. I find myself picturing every scene and believing everything that is going on. I used to love dystopian novels until some of them turned into more of a fantasy world than how I’ve always looked at the dystopian genre. This hit every mark for me on what I love about a dystopian story.

There was a lot of Catholic religion mixed into this story, alot of doctrine and tradition which was all spot on. It didn’t mean you had to be a Catholic or supremely religious person to get completely wrapped up in this book and this story of this young man. I guess it’s more of just having a belief that there is something that connects us all even if it can’t be explained.

I was completely lost in this book while I was reading it. Could not put it down and felt like I couldn’t read it fast enough. The next thing I knew it was over. It ended too quickly only because I didn’t want to put it down and think of starting another book. I wanted to stay in Ruth and Jeremy’s world a little longer and learn more about how they lived day to day. I loved everything about it and will read it again in the future, maybe a few times.

I can’t wait for more from this author!

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Jeremy Full of Grace by Greta Cribbs – Review by Shelly Kittell

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a book that leaves you thinking. A twist on the Virgin Mary story with maybe a bit of Aliens? You don’t really know. Jeremy is a 17 year old teenager magicly pregnant. How and why are the questions of the day. In this apocalyptic world, down south ists just a little laid back. I found myself wondering about these questions. Who are They? How did the society collapse? What plague killed them? …. I enjoyed this story because the characters were just so well-done. They were deep and colorful. I used to live down south and the author described the personality like it is. The plot is plausible yet definitely sci-fi. LOVE!!!

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Jeremy Full of Grace by Greta Cribbs – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jeremy Full of Grace by Greta Cribbs
I don’t read the blurbs on books because I like to be surprised and WOW I was surprised by this unique little tale. This original Sci Fiish/Dystopianish story is definitely different from others as it is a mash of the two with a dose of religion mixed in. The story is told from several different POV’s which gives us more depth to the characters and the story as a whole. Greta has done a good job of pulling it all together and giving us something fresh and enjoyable.
Reviewed by @jennadb

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