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In the Land of Believers: An Outsider's Extraordinary Journey into the Heart of the Evangelical Church

2 Ratings: 2.0
A book by Gina Welch

A secular Jew raised by a single mother in Berkeley, Welch became an outsider in a strange land when in 2002 she moved for graduate school to the heart of the Bible Belt near Jerry Falwell’s Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. She … see full wiki

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Author: Gina Welch
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
2 reviews about In the Land of Believers: An Outsider's...
review by . December 05, 2009
Kevin Roose's The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University has apparently started a sub-genre of "Ivy League impostors infiltrating Jerry Falwell." As you will know if you read my review of Roose's interesting book, I have a vested interest in Liberty University, so when this became available for review through Amazon Vine I jumped at the chance.    These journeys through Liberty University and Thomas Road Baptist Church (both undertaken explicitly …
review by . January 11, 2012
When I turned thirteen, I joined a youth fraternity that was aimed at young men. The organization does a tremendous amount of good work in the communities where a chapter is located. The people who belonged as young men have gone on to be some of the most respected men of their communities. Some have even obtained national and international status. I was told when I was being recruited for the group that once I was in, my membership alone would be enough to get me into places that other people couldn't …
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