I Want to Be Left Behind

I Want to Be Left Behind

Finding Rapture Here on Earth

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
A memoir by the author raised by an environmentally conscious father working as a forest ranger in the high Sierra and her Southern Baptist relatives who were waiting to leave the natural world in the coming endtime brings a humorous touch to the prophecies of doom sometimes espoused by both sides of her family.

Perseus Publishing
Growing up between Baptist Endtimers and apocalyptic Greens?a rollicking tale of survival

In Brenda Peterson’s unusual memoir, fundamentalism meets deep ecology. The author’s childhood in the high Sierra with her forest ranger father led her to embrace the entire natural world, while her Southern Baptist relatives prepared eagerly and busily to leave this world. Peterson survived fierce ?sword drill” competitions demanding 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, loving portrait of each world that the reader, too, may want to be Left Behind.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780306818042
Characteristics: 277 p. ; 24 cm


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