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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. Adult Fiction - Religious Theme Park (book title was GloryLand or Glory Land) - A fictionalized version of the Jim Bakker type ministry at the time [s]

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Peter Ackerman | 11 comments This book was published by a very small publisher, and I remember seeing it in an airport gift shop in Burbank CA around 1982 or 1983.

The title of the book is "Glory Land' or "GloryLand" and had an artist rendering of a suit wearing preacher with a bible in his hand. Additional cover art was either other characters or a depiction of a religious ride.

Taking its cue from the yet to fall Jim Bakker (a preacher at the time) this was about a pastor who built a theme park but the bad behind the scenes behaviors that went on.

I cannot find a copy of this anywhere.

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Abigail (handmaiden) | 391 comments WorldCat had an entry that might possibly fit:
Gloryland, by Don Hall, New York : Pinnacle Books, 1981. Fiction.
http://www.worldcat.org/title/gloryla... No description or subject tags, and Google Books didn't give any further details either, so you might have to try whether you can get it through interlibrary loan.

There was also this one, but being some sort of historical romance, I don't think it's yours.
Glory land
Author: Dorothy Dowdell
Publisher: New York : Fawcett Gold Medal, 1981.
Series: Fawcett Gold Medal Fiction; Fawcett Gold Medal
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Love stories

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Ayshe | 4324 comments Gloryland - goodreads link for Abigail's suggestion.

I found this for it in Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Volume 122:
Don Hall told CA: "I suppose that it is impossible to vacate one's past entirely. Whatever I turn to — in television or books — try as I might I cannot escape the religious. Gloryland is my favorite work, because I found it possible to articulate feelings, positive and negative, regarding the pervasive influence of religious fundamentalism in our culture.

Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5231 comments I borrowed this book via interlibrary loan and added the synopsis to the book’s page.

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Peter Ackerman | 11 comments Thanks all! You found it! It is the Hall book. Now I need an interlibrary loan so I can read it. Thanks!

Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5231 comments I just finished it--couldn't put it down. It was thought-provoking, moving, and delightfully sharp at times.

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Peter Ackerman | 11 comments Nice!

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