Jesus Land: A Memoir
Sinners go to: HELL. Rightchuss go to: HEAVEN. The end is neer: REPENT. This here is: JESUS LAND. As a teenager, Julia Scheeres resided in a region of stark polarities. With her adopted black brothers, David and Jerome, she tried to survive in a rural Indiana community where messages of salvation... show more
Sinners go to: HELL. Rightchuss go to: HEAVEN. The end is neer: REPENT. This here is: JESUS LAND. As a teenager, Julia Scheeres resided in a region of stark polarities. With her adopted black brothers, David and Jerome, she tried to survive in a rural Indiana community where messages of salvation and racism seemed to carry equal weight. When the misfit children seem to have lost the beat of heaven's drum, two of them were dispatched to Escuela Caribe, an unforgiving Christian reform school in the Dominican Republic. Julia Scheeres' memoir of her childhood belongs on your shelves with the works of Mary Karr, Augusten Burroughs, and Dave Eggers.
Publish date: September 6th 2005
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Jesus Land is one of those books where I think the situations portrayed within the book need to be brought to light and known, but I don't find the book itself well-written. Meandering and confusing at times.
This is the most amazing autobiography I have ever read. Every time I put it down I was thinking about reading it, and by the time I was finished I was stunned. It's such a powerful story, I would recommend it to any biography fan!
Usually I don't like memoirs. This was on my list because the idea of being sent to a Christian reform school sounded interesting. The fact that it wasn't in the US made the book more interesting also.
she stole from her corroborates her memories with her brother's journal to write her memoir, which explains what a keen memory she seems to have.I am perhaps oversensitive on the issue of author's use of other people's unpublished writing, and the issue of white people telling the stories of people ...
The richly remembered childhood of another kid ruined by toxic Christianity. The scary thing is that the school described herein is still operating today, still hurting kids in the name of Jesus. This book is riveting, like a 60 car pile-up on the freeway. Well-written, and too painfully honest to d...