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Rapture Practice - Aaron Hartzler
Rapture Practice
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Aaron Hartzler grew up in a home where he was taught that at any moment Jesus might come down in the twinkling of an eye, and scoop his whole family up to Heaven. As a kid, Aaron was thrilled by the idea that each day might be his last one on planet Earth. He couldn't wait to blastoff and join... show more
Aaron Hartzler grew up in a home where he was taught that at any moment Jesus might come down in the twinkling of an eye, and scoop his whole family up to Heaven. As a kid, Aaron was thrilled by the idea that each day might be his last one on planet Earth. He couldn't wait to blastoff and join Jesus in the sky!But as he turns sixteen, Aaron finds himself more and more attached to his life on Earth, and curious about all the things his family forsakes for the Lord. He begins to realize he doesn't want the Rapture to happen, just yet; not before he sees his first movie, stars in the school play, or has his first kiss. Before long, Aaron makes the plunge from conflicted do-gooder to full-fledged teen rebel.Whether he's sneaking out, making out, or at the piano playing hymns with a hangover, Aaron learns a few lessons that can't be found in the Bible. He discovers the best friends aren't always the ones your mom and dad approve of, and the tricky part about believing is that no one can do it for you.In this funny and heartfelt coming of age memoir, debut author Aaron Hartzler recalls his teenage journey to find the person he is without losing the family who loves him. It's a story about losing your faith, finding your place, and learning your very own truth--which is always stranger than fiction.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316094658 (031609465X)
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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brokenbiscuits
brokenbiscuits rated it
0.0 Best of 2013 and 1913, Part Two: 2013 YA
Have I mentioned how handsome my cat is? Top Ten: Homeland by Cory Doctorow Sequel to Little Brother. Whistleblowing, kidnapping by government agents, peaceful protests aided by technology, nerdy activism, the “War on Terror,” and Burning Man. This book is perfect. Very brief review here. Raptur...
KCPolski
KCPolski rated it
5.0 Rapture Practice
Call me sentimental, but I loved this book. A memoir written in my town by a man who is five years younger than I, dealing with evangelical Christians. I did not grow up in a house like Hartzler. I probably would have committed suicide. (But maybe not. If you grow up in that, it is all you kno...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
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Hartzler recounts how he came to question and rebel against his oppresssively conservative fundamentalist Christian upbringing in his teen years, and all the intense personal and familial conflict it caused. An exceptionally well-written memoir, honest, funny, and poignant. An inspiring book for tee...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
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Hartzler recounts how he came to question and rebel against his oppresssively conservative fundamentalist Christian upbringing in his teen years, and all the intense personal and familial conflict it caused. An exceptionally well-written memoir, honest, funny, and poignant. An inspiring book for tee...
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