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Author Wilbanks, Jessica, 1980- author.

Title When I spoke in tongues : a story of faith and its loss / Jessica Wilbanks.

Publication Info. Boston : Beacon Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Wilbanks,J WIL    Available
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Description 262 pages ; 23 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-262).
Contents Ghost language -- House-hunting -- Upon this rock -- Revival -- The beach -- Ori and Joe -- Mushrooms -- Live nativity -- Forgiven -- Left behind -- Made in Nigeria -- The county -- Beloved, feel free -- Trigger of Africa -- The Virgin -- On the far side of the fire -- The edge of the abyss -- Back home.
Summary "Growing up in poverty in the rural backwoods of southern Maryland, the Pentecostal church was at the core of Jessica Wilbanks' family life. At sixteen, driven by a desire to discover the world, Jessica walked away from the church--trading her faith for freedom, and driving a wedge between her and her deeply religious family. But fundamentalist faiths haunt their adherents long after belief fades--former believers frequently live in limbo, straddling two world views and trying to reconcile their past and present. Ten years later, struggling with guilt and shame, Jessica began a quest to recover her faith. It led her to West Africa and was once again swept up by the promises and power of the church. After a terrifying car crash, she finally began the difficult work of forgiving herself for leaving the church and her family and finding her own path. When I Spoke in Tongues is a story of the painful and complicated process of losing one's faith and moving across class divides. And in the end, it's a story of how a family splintered by dogmatic faith can eventually be knit together again through love."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Wilbanks, Jessica, 1980-
Pentecostal churches -- Biography.
Families -- Religious aspects -- Pentecostal churches.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780807092231 (alk. paper)
0807092231 (alk. paper)

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