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Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres
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Sep 11, 2009

it was amazing
Recommended to Sarah by: Patty
Recommended for: Everyone, especially teenagers having a hard time
Read in September, 2009 — I own a copy , read count: 1

I could not put this book down! Although it was difficult to read at times and incredibly sad due to the abuse inflicted on kids by so-called "Christian" adults, its overwhelming message is of hope. If Julia can survive these horrid experiences with a sense of humor and the bond with her adopted black brother, then there is hope for all of us to move past bad things that happen and create the future we want.
Great message for teenagers who hate their current lives for whatever reason.
It is a wonderful tribute to David, who truly touched my heart with his sweetness, survival skills, and desire for a loving family.

Talking to Julia on the phone at our book club meeting made the experience of JESUS LAND even better... she is amazing!

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Sarah I could not put this book down. Truly riveting memoir of a woman growing up in an unloving abusive "Christian" home, but who manages to survive intact, partially through her close relationship with her adopted black brother.

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