Standing in the Whirlwind: The Riveting Story of a Priest and the Congregations that Tormented Her
This spiritual autobiography focuses on Nancy C. James's tumultuous tenure as rector of two rural Episcopal parishes in Virginia. When she begins inviting homeless, inner-city African Americans to join church picnics, parishioners begin to kill her pets, damage her property, and even attempt to arrange for her accidental death.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
African American Alaska arrived asked Autobiography beautiful became Bishop Lee Brandy Station brother called Catherine of Siena Christ Church cold Commonwealth's Attorney Culpeper County dance death divine dogs dogsled races door drove Emmanuel Episcopal Church evil eyes Fairbanks father feeling felt Fenelon God's happened harassment heard heart homeless horse human investigator Jeanne Guyon Jeanne's Jesus Karen knew laughed learned listen live looked Lorton Reformatory Madame Guyon Mark Proctor midnight sun Miss James mother mountains Nancy James needed never night parish parishioner passion peace persons prayed priest prison pure love quietly Rapidan Rapidan River realized remembered rural Virginia saying Sheriff Peters sheriff's department situation smiled snow someone soul Spirit started stood stop struggled suffering talked theophany thought turned vestry Virginia State Police waited walked Washington woman women wondered words wrote yelled