By Mike Marinacci
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 Jesus: A (Slightly) Irreverent Guide to the Golden State's Christian Sects, Evangelists and Latter-Day Prophets by Mike Marinacci