The Rapture of Canaan Author:Sheri Reynolds At the Church of Fire and Brimstone and Gods Almighty Baptizing Wind, Grandpa Herman makes the rules for everyone, and everyone obeys, or else. Try as she might, Ninah can't resist her prayer partner, James, and finds herself pregnant. She fears the wrath of Grandpa Herman, the congregation and God Himself. But the events that follow show Ninah ... more »that God's ways are more mysterious than even Grandpa Herman understands.« less
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Well written and absorbing. One of very few books that give an ambiguous take on religious fanatacism. Where most books treat the subject with disdain and condemnation and stereotyping, this book makes one want to spend a week with the poignant members of the Church of Fire and Brimstone and Gods Almighty Baptizing Wind and live their kind of life - as long as one stays out of trouble.
Fabulous writing - will make you scream with injustice at all the "good" work (that is truly so ugly) being accomplished in the name of someone so holy. This book may make you reconsider for just a moment what it means to live the spiritual life. Don't be surprised if you find yourself more forgiving of the sins of others after you read this. Above all else, it makes you realize we're all human.
Not worth my time. I did not at all enjoy this book. I had to finish it because I thought I needed to know how it ended. It didn't matter I was confused thru the entire book and never really caught on to what the story line was. I would not suggest this to anyone who is new in faith/religion, because it has a lot of "cultish" type suggestions.
At the Church of Fire & Brimstone and God's Almighty Baptizing Wind, Grandpa Herman makes the rules for everyone, and everyone obeys - or else! But even in this isolated community where it seems nearly everything is forbidden, temptation occasionally touches the congregations... and for Ninah, temptation comes in the form of her prayer partner James............
Wow what a freak show this book is. It was like a tain wreck, you know you shouldn't look but you cannot help yourself. There is not a likeable character in this book, they are all crazy and pollute one another with their skewed thinking. that being said, I read it mostly in one day and really wanted to know what happened! I know it is fiction, but it does leave me with concerns that there really are people out there in the world living like this and that saddens me.