Jesus Land: A Memoir
For Julia Scheeres and her adopted brother David, "Jesus Land" stretched from their parents' fundamentalist home, past the hostilities of high school, and deep into a Christian reform school in the Dominican Republic. For these two teenagers - brother and sister, black and white - the 1980's were a trial by fire.
In this memoir, Scheeres takes us from the familiar Midwest, a land of cottonwood trees and trailer parks, to a place beyond her imagining. At home, the Scheeres kids must endure the usual trials of adolescence - high-school hormones, incessant bullying, and the deep-seated restlessness of social misfits everywhere - under the shadow of virulent racism neither knows how to contend with. When they start to crack (or fight back), they are packed off to Escuela Caribe.
This brutal, prison-like "Christian boot camp" demands that its inhabitants repent for their sins - sins that few of them are aware of having committed. Julia and David's determination to make it though with heart and soul intact is told here with immediacy, candor, sparkling humor, and not an ounce of malice. Jesus Land is, on every page, a keenly moving ode to the sustaining power of love, and rebellion, and the dream of a perfect family.
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I was told not to focus on the cover, that this book was not about religion. The person who told me so, was correct. The book was about what people do in the name of religion. It was also about ...
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Good book, although disturbing. After reading Jesus Land, it's hard to believe that folks still insist on taking the Bible as a literal, concrete set of instructions... I mean, in Proverbs alone there ...
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Filed under: Main — Chris @ 3:04 pm. Just finished Julia Scheeres’ memoir, Jesus Land. What a great book. Here’sa summary of the novel from Wire Tap: ...
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Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres at Semicolon
However, I am still concerned about the allegations that Ms. Scheeres makes in her book, Jesus Land: A Memoir. I didn’t want to believe the story that Ms. ...
Fernham: <i>Jesus Land</i>
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Jesus Land: A Memoir. About a month ago, I read about this book. ... Jesus Land: A Memoir - Julia Scheeres. I thought it was a novel, but I quickly realized ...
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Interview: Julia Scheeres Recalls the "Jesus Land" of her Youth
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Meanwhile, here is an excerpt from Jesus Land: A Memoir, available in Noe Valley at Phoenix Books and Cover to Cover Booksellers. --Olivia Boler ...
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