Down on My Knees (May 6, 2006)

Sex and the Single Sistah! Essence best-selling author does it again with passion to burn.

“It will change the way African American women deal with their men…from top to bottom.”

In this highly entertaining, uplifting page-turner from acclaimed Essence Best-selling author Victor McGlothin, a successful single mother takes a vow of celibacy…. But she has no idea that trying to be good will make her want to be so bad…

“Victor McGlothin has written an amazing story of inspirational and emotional redemption.
–Victoria Christopher Murray,#1 Essence best-selling author of “Grown Folks Business”

Victor McGlothin has raised the standard for Christian Fiction. “Down On My Knees” is a spiritual awakening that explores the naked truth about Sex, Celibacy, and the Single Sistah. This novel is exactly what Black women are looking for to war against carnal demons that frequently sabotage our relationships, hopes and dreams of marriage. “Down On My Knees” is Christian fiction at its best.
–Xpressions Book Club- Dallas

A single mom and busy advertising executive, Grace has been a bridesmaid instead of a bride one too many times. Not that she doesn’t have her share of admirers—not to mention lovers—but Grace has become disenchanted with casual affairs. She’s ready for a husband—and for a real father for her thirteen-year-old son, André. With a little counsel from her church minister’s wife—and a little inspiration from the sight of André’s handsome English teacher, Wallace Peters, Grace decides to keep her mind open—and her clothes on. The vow of celibacy is easier declared than done, as Grace finds herself suddenly plagued by steamy thoughts day and night. But she’s determined to triumph over that Devil no matter how hard he chases her—and chase her he will…

After a series of dating fiascos, Grace receives a call from Wallace Peters. Will the school teacher save the day? Or will André’s biological father, who mysteriously reappears after thirteen years, turn out to be Mr. Right after all? As Grace soon discovers, it’s amazing what miracles can happen once she puts her life—and her heart—in His hands…

EXCERPT

God.  It’s me again- Grace.  I sure hope you’re listening because I really need you to hear me tonight.  I know that you’re well versed on my shortcomings concerning sins of the flesh, so I’ll get right to it.  Lately, my desires have gotten the best of me.  This celibacy thing we’ve talked about, isn’t working out quite like I’d hoped.  It seems that the harder I try to do right, the more I want to do wrong.  Not that it’s an excuse it’s just that I get so lonely sometimes.  I’ve even fooled myself into thinking that sharing a man’s warm embrace could somehow satisfy those urges but it’s never enough.  Eventually, I find myself wanting more and more until, well, you know the rest.  I guess what I’m saying, what I’m praying for, is some extra consideration this evening because that old feeling has me wanting to do the kinds of things I promised I wouldn’t.  You know my weakness, so I’m asking for the strength to make it through the night.  Thank you God, for hearing me out.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.”