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Dating Jesus

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Dating Jesus by Susan Campbell
Paperback $18.00
Feb 01, 2010 | ISBN 9780807010723

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Simultaneously wisecracking and scholarly, both heartfelt and hilarious . . . I loved this book! —Wally Lamb, author of The Hour I First Believed

“This fond memoir of growing up a rebellious tomboy in a fundamentalist church that expects women to be pious, subservient and, above all, quiet tells what it feels like to have Jesus as your boyfriend-and what happens when you want to break up with him.”—Ms.

“[A] heartfelt memoir . . . [Campbell’s] writing is striking for the compassion with which she views her younger self, a fledgling believer confined in a cage of manmade rules.”—Jane Ciabattari, More

“Rarely has a genuine feminist emerged from the modern evangelical movement. An exception is Susan Campbell.”—Hanna Rosin, Mother Jones

“A mesmerizing, funny, impressionistic memoir of a spiritual and thoughtful person, one who has spent her life wrestling with religion, the meaning of faith and her feelings for the Divine.”—Houston Chronicle

“Campbell has both a sense of humor and a knack for religious research . . . [and gives] readers a hook to grab on to as they ponder life’s big questions alongside a tomboy theologian.”—Harry Levins, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“A moving account of closely cinched fundamentalist girlhood . . . Fundamentalism ‘broke off in us,’ like a sword, seems a poignant metaphor for the injuries suffered. Fortunately for the rest of us, [Campbell’s] chosen salve for those wounds is the writing of astute and vivid prose.”—Valerie Weaver-Zercher, The Christian Century

Table Of Contents

One
The Devil’s in an Air Bubble
 
Two
I Don’t Want to Preach, But . . .
 
Three
Knocking Doors for Jesus
 
Four
A Good Christian Woman
 
Five
The Theology of Softball
 
Six
A Woman’s Role
 
Seven
A Scary God
 
Eight
The Reluctant Female
 
Nine
Still, Small Voice
 
Ten
Water Jugs
 
Eleven
Jesus Haunts Me, This I Know
 
Acknowledgments 207
About My Sources 208

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