Do you have a question? Q&A for Beth’s Big Book Club Webcast

Hey y’all!  We are all abuzz about Beth’s Big Book Club – Live from the Big Easy this Friday night! If you haven’t signed up for this free webcast yet, it’s not too late!  You can get more information and register at

Beth looks forward to fielding some of your questions during the evening so hop on and leave a comment with a question you have for her about her novel The Undoing of Saint Silvanus.  Also be sure to follow along on Twitter at #BethMooreBookClub!

Hope you can join us!


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    Victoria Coyne says:

    This is the first of hearing about the book club, so excited! I’ve registered for the webcast and will pick up the book at my local Barnes and Noble today. Can you tell me how often we’ll meet and how many times? I’m trying to organize a group of women here in Detroit and need some information. Is it okay that I haven’t started the book yet?

    • 1.1
      Media says:

      Hi Victoria! So glad you are joining us for the webcast, and you are certainly welcome to join even if you haven’t finished the novel. The webcast is just called “Beth’s Big Book Club” and will only meet the one time on January 20th. Please let us know if you have further questions!

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    Sandy Bowers says:

    I see so much of YOU in Adella!!!! Am I seeing things or did you sort of model her after yourself? So often while reading, I thought, ” That’s sound like something Beth would say!”

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    Janet Hecker says:

    Still reading away. Love it so far!!! Trying to be finished by Fri night. Either way, I’ll be a part and make this book club BIG!!

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    Jami Johnson says:

    Was there a certain character that was created after you? Just curious. Because I could sense a little of Ms.beth in one of them. Fabulous book by the way. And I’m not even a reader. But was taken way with it being in a place I go to weekly. Loved how I could taste the food and smell just about how old the buildings were and feel the air and temperatures. Vision with the surroundings looked like as they walk the street. So now when I go, always at some point I think of those characters and really want to run into them. As crazy as that sounds. Great Job Ms.Beth. You have many gifts, but the writing part you got down for sure. See you Friday. Excited. Be full of much joy today.

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    anita says:

    Will the webcast be available to view after Friday night if we aren’t able to view it at that particular time? I hope so!!! Thanks(:

    • 5.1
      Media says:

      Hi Anita! Unfortunately, this is the only scheduled time to view the webcast. We will be sure to let you know if we hear otherwise. Blessings!

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    Darla says:

    Beth, I don’t have a question about the book but I do want to tell you that I absolutely loved it. It’s so hard to find good fiction. Your humor was great and the story line was real and thought provoking. PLEASE oh PLEASE write another one! You have such a gift.

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    LuAnn says:

    My most pressing question??? – Will there be another novel? I LOVED this one. Thank you for writing it! 🙂

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    Cathy Deskins says:

    Hi Beth,

    Loved the book! Hope there’s a sequel. I do have one question– was the building described in the book an actual building in New Orleans?


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    Janey Hicks says:

    I’m so excited to be a part of the book club! I’m about halfway through the book and I’m loving it! I wanted to ask how the inspiration for the book happened and how you chose the location of the story?
    Thank you for a great novel! Praying God continues to work through you in this new way!
    Janey Hicks

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    Beth Bell says:

    One of my favorite parts of the book is the transition Jillian has. She is so uptight that she won’t even enjoy the company of good food when she first come to New Orleans. By the end she is carefree, laughing, figuring herself out, developing her relationship with her grandmother, and cooking for the whole house. No longer did her fears control her. I loved that!

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    Who was your favorite character to wtite about and why, and who did you least like writing about and why?

    P.S. I kept your book on my nightstand for two days when it first came out. I wanted it to be good and was afraid for you that it might not be, so I’d just stare at it. Well, when I did open it, I stayed up all night reading it! All night! Finished around 9 the next day! Wonderful characters, plot line, writing style, and unpredictable scenes. Nothing “same-ole-same-ole about it! Thank you for having the guts to embark into new territory!

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    Jaime says:

    I loved this book and have recommended it to several of my friends. My question is, “Would you consider writing another fiction novel in the future?” and another question is, “Did you reach out to other authors while you were writing this and how much research did you do to make sure it was authentic?” I have never been to New Orleans but after reading this book I would love to go just to experience the food!

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    Cheryl F says:

    This was a great read! I’m curious why nothing really developed about her boyfriend in San Francisco–was that intentional to leave room for a sequel????

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    How long have you had the idea for this book? Did you plot out the story first or did the ideas come as you wrote?

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    Grace says:

    If im not available in friday will it be posted to view at a different time?

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    Courtney Burnside says:

    What are some Christian themes developed in this story, for discussion with my sisters?

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    Amber Boskers says:

    What is the story behind the selection of the name of the church ‘Saint Silvanus’ and the name of the converted church/residence ‘Saint Sans’? Do they (the words ‘Silvanus’ and ‘Sans’) derive from the same inspiration? Thank you for a wonderful novel!

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    Daria Kluender says:

    what and who were some of your inspirations for the book? For instance, characters, places, things that happened in the book to the characters. Thank you so much. Really loved the book!!

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    Linda Sherman says:

    Love the book! How did you decide on New Orleans and San Francisco for the story setting? Enjoying each character and what they bring to speaking to me. Trust you can write another book, you have so much to share and teach us through your characters. See you Friday-God Bless!

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    Sherry L Smith says:

    I am curious if anyone else wanted to dash to the back to see what happens after reading page 222? (I didn’t and I am glad I didn’t)

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    Fran Plott says:

    Hi Beth,
    I am signed up and excited, but I was wondering if you could answer a question for us in our Entrusted study.

    While Paul was imprisoned, how did he write the letters? Do you think his captors gave him writing materials?


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    Jjc says:

    I love people who are kind of hard to crack, which is how I saw some of your characters, and is kind of how I see myself. I also love people who try to “get in” so to speak. It was my favorite aspect of the book. I’m curious about anything pertaining to character development, esp of Jillian and Olivia, and on a personal note wonder if this relationship speaks to any of your personal relationships. Reminds me of a mother daughter dynamic. Something about it also reminded me in some intangible, indiscernible way of The Devil Wears Prada and the complicated character of Meryl Streep. Being sought out, found, chosen, approved of. But a struggle to show it. Something like that. Lol If that wasn’t your intent, well, somehow anyway that’s what it spoke to me! 🙂

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    Ellen H. says:

    Hi! I’m looking forward to the Webcast on Friday evening, but I’m not sure what time to tune in since I live in the Mountain time zone. All I have been able to find is that it will be ‘delayed’. Could you let me know a specific time? Thank you!

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    Deana says:

    Deana from Leesville La: let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and evil speaking be put away from you with all malice and be kind one to another tenderhearted forgiving one another even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:31-32 KJV

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    Jan Morton says:

    Beth – What made you choose New Orleans for the main setting? I know your love for that city and the “Breaking Free” Bible study was recorded there.

    Did it all flow or did you change scenes and outcomes and ever get “stuck?”


    Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo fun!!!

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      Diane Sellers says:

      Why did you choose New Orleans for the main setting for the book,and also San Fransisco as Jillian’s home?

      Also, does this church/apartment building actually exist in New Orleans? Why did you choose this title if it is ficticus? How does it relate to the real St. Silvanus of the 5th century?
      I was somewhat confused about Jillian’s sudden conversion; could you explain?

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    Debra Taylor says:

    I loved the book! please write some more!

    My question is about Jillian. I have found myself wishing to know more about how she decided to become a believer. I was grateful to see her turn. Just wish for more information about why she decided to change.


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    Ruth B Herrera says:

    Hello, Beth! I am still reading this book, and so far I love it! I don’t want to ruin the story for others, but I like how some of the characters are, there reactions, it’s how some people are. Some people love.. well, I will leave it at that.. read the book!! Thanks again, Beth & may God continue using you for His Glory!!

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    Sherry says:

    I don’t understand what’s going on with the webcast. I registered last year when this first was opened, and have received numerous reminders from Tyndale, up to yesterday, but now that it’s time for the webcast, there is absolutely no way to log on anywhere. Every time i go to the website,, it only tells me to register, which i did AGAIN, hoping that it would give me a link to log on, but nothing. It didn’t even acknowledge that i registered again.
    Have i missed out on this?

    • 28.1
      Sherry says:

      I just now was able to get on, at 6:18 CST.

    • 28.2
      Media says:

      Hi Sherry, we’re so sorry for the difficulty with the webcast! I hope you were eventually able to get it to work for you. If you have further questions regarding the webcast, you can contact the publisher, Tyndale, at 630.784.5333. Thank you!

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    Anna says:

    Dear Beth & co-horts… I mean co-workers in The Way, 😉

    If there is any way you could read the book “Fierce Convictions” by Karen Swallow Prior, I would love to hear your opinion on it/her. Personally, I have fallen love with her character, personality, bravery, and heart for Christ. She lived in the 1700’s and was a wonderfully intelligent woman, poet, writer, missionary, & abolitionist. I don’t know what about her (& her story) that has fleshed her out and made her so real to me, but I believe you would (as would every woman/believer in Christ) love her and her story, as well. She is, obviously, one of my new favorite people/heroines. 🙂 I think every woman should read this book. She is inspirational and I think as you read about her and her story you’ll find (once again) there isn’t anything new under the sun. 🙂

    I will be looking forward to an update from you and your assistants who monitor your comment section. 🙂

    Thank you & much love from your daughter in the faith,

    Anna Scantlan. <3

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    Anna Scantlan says:

    PS. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your book club event… even if I did cry though much of the end of the webcast. 🙂 I also enjoyed greatly your novel. I actually listened to it while driving to see hospice patients, as I am a massage therapist and perform hospice massage. I do A LOT of driving and it was such a pleasure to get to listen to your book. I bought it too… but have trouble sitting down to “read” these days. 🙂

    (Another good read is “God’s Smuggler” by Brother Andrew. <3 it! It totally encourages
    my faith. <3 )

    Anyway, I love your heart for Our Lord and I love that I am able to minister to those who are dying by not only helping them feel better for a little while, but also am able to share & encourage them with what I have learned from your bible studies and Our Father's Word.. Isn't it a grand adventure we are on with Jesus?!

    Ack… I'm getting sappy. Anyway, I love you and all your precious ladies who work with you in the ministry. Many blessings to you all from Missouri.

    Anna Scantlan

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    Amy Williams says:

    I was so thankful to be apart of the audience at the Beth’s Big Book Club Webcast last night. The event was so much fun! We as the audience laughed and enjoyed all the guests who sat bravely on the Snapdragon. Thank you to Beth Moore and all the event staff. I will be looking for the sequel or prequel, =)

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    Angie says:

    I missed the video Will you please replay it

    • 32.1
      Media says:

      Hi Angie, the webcast was available to watch for a few days after it aired, so I hope you were able to catch it over the weekend! If you have further questions, you can contact Tyndale at 630.784.5333. Blessings!

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    Enid Janke says:

    I have a question regarding Beths book “The undoing of Saint Silvanus” I read the book along with some other friends. Thought it was very good My question is Why did Beth write about the part from 1921 with Rev. Bashshear and his family. In the book it went back and forth from 1921 to present day. Thanks.

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    Been trying to figure out how to say how excited I was that my comment was read on Beth’s Big Book Club event without coming off sounding vain but it’s now Tuesday and nothing’s come to me so I’m just going to say it: I am still so excited! I made Beth laugh! After all the times I’ve laughed out loud during her videos and Bible study homework, I was able to reciprocate!

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    Melissa Henderson says:

    I’m really disappointed as I thought I had already registered to watch last Friday, January 20th’s free webcast of Beth’s new book, however, I wasn’t able to watch the feed live, and I was hoping it would be available to view in my e-mail. I realized, after Friday, that I had not seen anything in my inbox. Is the live webcast still available for view somewhere, like YouTube? Thanks!

    • 35.1
      Media says:

      Hi Melissa, we’re so sorry you missed the webcast! Tyndale (the publisher) handled all details concerning to webcast, so they will be able to answer your questions. You can reach them at 630.784.5333 or 630.784.5275. Thank you!

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    BonnieTaylor says:

    Sorry I missed it. It’s 1/28 and I just started your book The Undoing of St Silvanus. Love it and don’t want to put it down! Done almost all of your bible studies so I was already a fan. A bit Leary to try this…. you far surpassed what I expected. Suspenseful and great story line. Only on page 51 but can’t wait to finish!!

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    Deborah Johnson says:

    Deborah Johnson from Odessa Texas. “For they loved human praise more than praise from God.” John 12:43 NIV

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    Morgan Vandall says:

    And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

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    Cathy Carter says:

    Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription:
    “The Lord knows those who are his,” and
    “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”
    2 Timothy 2:19 NIV ’84

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    Wanda Litchenberg says:

    Wanda from North Charleston, SC:

    God hasn’t invited us into a disorderly, unkempt life but into something holy and beautiful—as beautiful on the inside as the outside.

    1 Thessalonians 4:7 MSG

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    Diginee says:

    Just finished the fiction book – it was OUTSTANDING!!!!!! WOW – WOW – WOW . . . truly. Hoping there are more fiction in the works – that is the way we should be reading Christian fiction – so tired of the sappy romances that are all so cookie cutter and lack creativity and substance (no offense intended) – I have convinced my husband to read it as it is not just a “chick” read . . .

    Thank you for this excellent work!

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    susan says:

    The Undoing of St Silvanus – what an excellent book! Beth, the characters and the story line were enthralling. You have a gift for storytelling and I certainly hope that you continue to write more fiction. I really enjoyed the characters and how they developed and grew.

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    Carolyn Curry says:

    Verse #2 for February

    Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”
    ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬,18.nlt

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    Connie Worley says:

    Before a word is on my tongue, You, Lord know it completely. Psalm 139:4

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    Julie Green says:

    Finished the book last night! I so enjoyed this adventure. There is so many characters who I want to find out more about. How did they get to Saint Silvanus? This is one of the books that when your done, you are still wanting more! Also when everyone was trying to get into the pews on Christmas eve and David got handed the “fiber supplement gummies” I laughed out loud. So want more!!!!

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