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Book Reviews

Review — Highly Recommended Book: Jesus Girls

Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical by Hannah Faith Notess (editor) [September 2009; reviewed 12-29-2009] Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical. The title made me think that the authors intended to spend most of their pages complaining about the treatment of women in evangelical Christianity, a “Festivus: […] Read more…

Review: Gentile Girl

Gentile Girl: Living with the Latter-day Saints by Carol Avery Forseth [January 2002; reviewed 02-21-2009] There is no question that any person who attends Brigham Young University as a non-Mormon receives an automatic boost to enigma status, with Latter-day Saints and “Gentiles”1 alike curious to learn what makes such people tick. Why would anyone who […] Read more…

Review: Bad Girls of the Bible

Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them by Liz Curtis Higgs [August 1999; reviewed 08-28-2000] (Note: I was 18 when I wrote this review for Tekton, under just my initials “J.J.” for Jack Jeffries. I cringe just a little bit reading it, knowing I could write a much better review […] Read more…

Review: The God Makers

The God Makers by Ed Decker and Dave Hunt [November 1997; reviewed 12-27-1999] (Note: I was 17 when I wrote this review for Tekton, under just my initials “J.J.” for Jack Jeffries. I’m surprisingly still pretty satisfied with this review today. The final line originally read, “… kindling for the fire in case the lights […] Read more…