Jesus Land

Jesus Land

A Memoir

Book - 2005
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Publisher: New York : Counterpoint, c2005
ISBN: 9780739462133
073946213X
9781582433387
1582433380
Branch Call Number: B SCHEERES
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 22 cm

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naturalist
Mar 25, 2016

“How Christian fundamentalists plan to teach genocide to schoolchildren – Good News Clubs' evangelism in schools is already subverting church-state separation. Now they justify murdering nonbelievers”
by Katherine Stewart, posted to The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/may/30/christian-fundamentalists-plan-teach-genocide

jazzed Apr 14, 2015

Great book...and an honest look at some Christian methods of breaking the spirit and will of children without examining the consequences. All abuse makes children bitter, never better.
Amazing how the author survives and tells her truth..the good and the horrific. Her teen acting out behaviour never warranted the extreme and harsh treatment at the hands of so-called Christian Teachers.

zehnder Jul 15, 2013

There may be some "Christians" who would criticize this book. I personally thank her for doing the church of Jesus a favor - by encouraging them to look in the mirror. This book helped me to examine my own "little" (actually huge) hypocrisies. It was the start of a cleansing experience for me. I believe Jesus was grieved over the sad Scheeres family just as he was grieved over the Pharisaical behaviors of his day. I believe that redemption through Jesus and the true love from the Holy Spirit of Jesus is still possible. I once heard someone say that "living the Christian life in our 'own' strength is not 'difficult'. It is impossible!" Julia's parents were trying to do God's work without the power and Spirit that only God can give.

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bdellovibrio
Mar 17, 2013

Horrific. Heartbreaking. Excellent. I highly recommend this book.

LifeofCat Sep 27, 2011

Do not read up on this book. Simply read it. It is tremendously heartbreaking, but the strong and resounding love between brother and sister will stay with you the most.

csbryant Apr 17, 2011

Oh man, this book broke my heart. I will never understand why people do such terrible things in the name of God. I don’t have much more to say about this book other then read it.

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