Saturday, April 12, 2008

Jesusland by Julia Scheeres

Recently I read a great book that ripped my heart out. Jesusland by Julia Scheeres is a memoir about her life growing up in a very religious home, with two adopted african american brothers caught up in a horrible up bringing. The physically abusive father, and neglecting mother who would rather praise about Christianity, than love and embrace her family. When they get sent to a “jesus camp” in the Domincan Republic, it takes on a whole new role to their life. The trials and tribulations these children encounter are both heartbreaking, and unfathomable. This memoir will leave you thinking for days to come.

Review by Sorty Rock

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