Eventually, she concludes that she spent years seeking a relationship with a version of Jesus she didn't believe in. I say roughly, because we never fill it. I know they are in for a big surprise come Judgment Day. They can literally follow in his footsteps, become ministers of the Gospel, pastors, priests, deacons. I related to some of it myself, and I think a lot of people will, as well. Susan Campbell's book Dating Jesus recounts her childhood growing up in the fundamentalist Church of Christ denomination.
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Overall, the book never quite gelled for me. And besides, the money could be used for a greater purpose--namely, saving souls. The sanctuary in which I walk is a high-ceilinged, cavernous room covered completely--walls and ceiling--in knotty pine that holds my secret sin.
However, as Campbell opened up old wounds, wounds that I've so carefully hidden over the years, I found myself comforted by her humor and her irreverent but, strangely, still tender treatment of religious fervor, both her own and that of others. We just needed to have the right amount of pews. We had similar observations, but at the same time very This book was really good. A new compilation shows how three teenaged girls helped pioneer the musical articulation of black consciousness in England in the 1970s. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
What is there to fill that void? Recently added by ktshpd , theodarling , dustchurch , bucketofrhymes , rooner , Rhie , ZaraD. A sincere, but not rose-tinted, view of fundamentalism from the inside. I imagine if "Don't Date Jesus" was the book's title instead of the current, I can think of many more interests being piqued because this book certainly obligates thinking and why its a delightful reading. It may challenge your cherished opinions.
And at points, it became didactic, sharing information about the history of the US and religion in America, etc. She uses her personal story as a springboard to talk about issues of relevance to the church of today. How should a woman follow Jesus? Return to Book Page.
Review Simultaneously wisecracking and scholarly, both heartfelt and hilarious. I think Susan Campbell and I share more than a first name, because many of her recollections were very familiar to me and hilariously written, I might add. So, one Sunday morning, she walked to the front of her fundamentalist Christian church to profess her love for Jesus and be baptized. Feminism and Islamic Fundamentalism: The anecdotes especially had a very funny, engaging style. Although none of the churches I attended were as fundamentalist as the one she attended.
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She is without a "church home" now, and seems to have mixed feelings about that. And she weaves their stories in with her own. And so on this bright and terrible Sunday morning I nervously slide out of my pew to walk up the aisle during the invitation song, the tune we sing after the preacher gives his sermon. I just cannot get into their heads.
- I don't know if I can express how much I enjoyed and appreciated this book. In this lovingly told tale, Susan Campbell takes us into the world of Christian fundamentalism a world where details really, really matter. For a while I fell in with this new brand of American Christianity until the cognitive dissonance did me in and I had to walk away. She grew up in a church that taught you that God could come back at any moment, and you'd better be right with God at all times. Put together differently, I may have really found a lot to praise.
- Campbell went into baptism full-heartedly. And making one that much more aware of those questions and others was the most satisfying gift Ms. We just needed to have the right amount of pews. January 2019 — Within Winter's Clench. Silk Road Assassins use sci-fi sound design as a means of exploring the minimalist structures of trap and grime on the magnificent State of Ruin.
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Nov 24, 2008 Marie rated it really liked it Shelves: I don't feel that that is at all true of this book. But maybe she never will -- I feel sorry for her there.
But Campbell ended strong and the last page had the real gems about the real Jesus that she only found as an adult. This is troublesome, because I am trying to do the right thing--and, incidentally, avoid hellfire. I was amused by some of the stuff from her childhood because having attended churches of Christ from between the ages of 12 to 18 I could relate to a lot of the stuff she was talking about.
For a while, Campbell diligently plays by the gender-restrictive rules. This memoir was at times hilarious, and at times serious. I finished the book wishing she'd had a co-author, who could have helped state her thesis and thoughts more clearly without all the superfluous banter and misguided attempts at humor.