The Resource Holy Ghost Girl, Donna M. Johnson, (electronic resource)

Holy Ghost Girl, Donna M. Johnson, (electronic resource)

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Holy Ghost Girl
Title
Holy Ghost Girl
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Donna M. Johnson
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eng
Summary
A compassionate, humorous memoir of faith, betrayal, and coming of age on the evangelical sawdust trail. Long before the Blues Brothers coined the term, Donna M. Johnson's family was on a mission from God. She was just three years old when her mother signed on as the organist for tent revivalist David Terrell. Before long, Donna and her family were part of the hugely popular evangelical preacher's inner circle. At seventeen, she left the ministry for good, with a trove of stranger-than-fiction memories. A homecoming like no other, Holy Ghost Girl brings to life miracles, exorcisms, and face-offs with the Ku Klux Klan. And that's just what went on under the tent. As Terrell became known worldwide during the 1960s and '70s, he enthralled?and healed ?thousands a night, andthe caravan of broken-down cars and trucks that made up his ministry evolved into fleets of Mercedes and private jets. The glories of the Word mixed with betrayals of the flesh, and Donna's mother bore Terrell's children in one of the secret households he maintained. Terrell's followers, dubbed "Terrellites" by the press, descended on backwaters across the South to await the apocalypse in cult-like communities. Johnson's personal story takes us into the heart of a mystical and deeply flawed family where the norms are anything but normal and where love covers a multitude of sin. Recounted with the deadpan observations and surreal detail only a kid would notice, Holy Ghost Girl bypasses easy judgment to articulate a rich world in which the mystery of faith and human frailty share a surprising and humorous coexistence
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Johnson, Donna M
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  • Biography & Autobiography
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Holy Ghost Girl, Donna M. Johnson, (electronic resource)
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online
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9781101542309
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8BBA0364-6CED-4028-9249-7D09F79DD889
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Label
Holy Ghost Girl, Donna M. Johnson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHQAAAA2I/products/8bba0364-6ced-4028-9249-7d09f79dd889
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101542309
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
8BBA0364-6CED-4028-9249-7D09F79DD889
System details
  • Adobe PDF eBook
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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