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By Mike Marinacci

ISBN-10: 1579512305

ISBN-13: 9781579512309

California, lengthy a Mecca for eccentric cults, has additionally hosted greater than its percentage of surprising and unorthodox Christian evangelists and sects. From pre-Gold Rush days to the twenty first Century, visionaries looking to revive or rework the religion have flocked to California’s shorelines, or have emerged from its environs as local little children. Their often-idiosyncratic crusades have stimulated not just Golden kingdom heritage and tradition, yet Christianity as a whole.

CALIFORNIA JESUS tells the little-known but attention-grabbing tales at the back of the folk and teams that populate Californian Christendom, including:

• the kids of God – Born at the Huntington seashore boardwalk, this “Jesus humans” hippie-ministry grew to become to prostituting its participants and molesting its young ones within the identify of Christ

• Bebe and C. Thomas Patten – married evangelists, those Oakland-based Pentecostal preachers scammed penniless Okie immigrants and significant banks alike for millions

• Joe Jeffers – a renegade Baptist minister who begun a murderous spiritual conflict among his fans and a rival’s, made headlines in lurid L.A. intercourse scandals, and claimed that “Yahweh” had stashed a number of billion money for him within the constellation Orion

• The Metropolitan group Church – homosexual L.A. evangelist Troy Perry demanding situations homophobia with a highly debatable, and much-attacked sect that ministers Christ’s like to sexual “outsiders”

• Church of the Holy family members – film-star Mel Gibson’s schismatic, secretive Malibu parish, which claims to be actually extra Catholic than the Pope

• Holy Mountain – an incredible, strange, ever-growing folk-art monument within the Imperial Valley desolate tract equipped via an getting older drifter to glorify God’s love, that’s now turn into a global vacationer destination
• and plenty of, many more!

Filled with beautiful anecdotes in regards to the state’s so much colourful and debatable Christian pastors and sects, and observed through many infrequent images and illustrations, CALIFORNIA JESUS illuminates this soaking up but little-discussed point of either country heritage and tradition, and the Christian adventure. Believers and doubters alike, in addition to somebody attracted to the Golden State’s specified non secular background, will locate this work flat out to place down.

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California, lengthy a Mecca for eccentric cults, has additionally hosted greater than its proportion of surprising and unorthodox Christian evangelists and sects. From pre-Gold Rush days to the twenty first Century, visionaries looking to revive or remodel the religion have flocked to California’s seashores, or have emerged from its environs as local little kids.

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