Ethos is a novel about the beliefs, attitudes, and values of two men on a collision course, both driven to do what they must, even if it requires them to kill. Joseph Dillward is a young, black college student in Maza City, North Carolina, who initially is confused about his life’s purpose. Phillip Goldwater, a white man, once CEO of Breachwind, the world’s largest, most powerful corporation, leads an effort to kill Joseph and his entire family. Why? Because Phillip has discovered that the Dillward family can lay claim to a fortune from having invested in Breachwind since the end of the American Civil War – and can also insist that Joseph be made Breachwind’s new CEO.

I think that this book not only holds your attention, but is extremely informative. I have learned great history and life lessons. I enjoyed the book immensely. I could not put Ethos down, on Sunday I got home from church at about 2 pm I began reading and at 12 am I had completed the entire book. Honestly, I would not call myself an avid reader so for this book to hold my attention it had to be exceptional. Much congratulations to Mr. Dilbert, continue to produce what the Lord has put on the inside of you. Your writing rocks. 


~Geralyn A. Taylor


Abundant Truth Baptist Church located in Jacksonville, Florida meticulously searched the corners of the United States for the perfect pastor; one that will serve the Church and the community by feeding and leading the flock through sound Biblical preaching, teaching and counseling, as well as a preacher after the heart of the Lord Jesus. 

After a year beyond schedule and spending three times the allowable budget the church was forced to make a selection. Although 90% of the members voted for Pastor Jerome Samiah McCoy to be the Pastor of Abundant Truth Baptist Church, they are ready for him to leave and return where he came from, after his first day in Jacksonville, Florida. 

The leaders of Abundant Truth quickly noticed that their newly non-selected First Lady, Joanne Sharnary McCoy, who befriended the most unpopular citizens (homeless and gays) in Jacksonville, Florida has become a force to be reckoned with, the members love and fear her, and they all give her the highest reverence.

This book was captivating! It took me to a warm place for others to see that there are so many different sides to being a part of a church family. Remember that things are not always what they seem and that things can have a GREAT outcome. I'm glad that I was invited to read "The First Lady" and look forward to more work by the Author Dan Dilbert!


- Cynthia Dixon



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