I Want to Be Left Behind

I Want to Be Left Behind

Finding Rapture Here on Earth

Book - 2010
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"In Brenda Peterson's picaresque memoir, Fundamentalism meets Deep Ecology. Peterson's childhood with her forest ranger father in the high Sierra led her to embrace the natural world, while at the same time, her Southern Baptist relatives prepared fervently and eagerly to leave this earthly life. Peterson survived fierce 'sword drill' competitions over total recall of the Scriptures and awkward dinner table questions (Will Rapture take the cat, too?) only to find that environmentalists with prophecies of doom can also be Endtimers. Peterson paints such a hilarious and loving portrait of each world that the reader, too, may want to be Left Behind."--dust jacket.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9780306818042
Call Number: 204.092 PETERSON
Characteristics: 275 p. ; 24 cm
Subjects: Peterson, Brenda, 1950- -- Childhood and youth.
Peterson, Brenda, 1950- -- Philosophy.
Peterson, Brenda, 1950- -- Religion.
Seattle (Wash.) -- Biography.
Spiritual biography.
Baptists -- United States -- Biography.
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
End of the world.
Nature -- Religious aspects.


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