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Holy Ghost Girl: A Memoir, Donna M. Johnson
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Author:    Donna M. Johnson

Title:   Holy Ghost Girl: A Memoir

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Used - Good

Jacket Condition:   Good

Publisher:    Gotham October 2011

ISBN Number:    1592406300 / 9781592406302

Seller ID:   124694

Top corner of part of the textblock has been damaged, crimping the corners of a clump of pages. Top and foredge of textblock stained, though pages themselves seem clean and unmarked.

An Eighth Day View:

Donna Johnson's remarkable story of being raised under the biggest gospel tent in the world, by David Terrell, one of the most famous evangelical ministers of the 1960s and 70s. "Holy Ghost Girl" is a compassionate, humorous exploration of faith, betrayal, and coming of age on the sawdust trail.
She was just three years old when her mother signed on as the organist of tent revivalist David Terrell, and before long, Donna Johnson was 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 faceoffs 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, the caravan of broken-down cars and trucks that made up his ministry evolved into fleets of Mercedes and airplanes. The glories of the Word mixed with betrayals of the flesh and Donna's mother bore Terrell's children in one of the several secret households he maintained. Thousands of followers, dubbed "Terrellites" by the press, left their homes to await the end of the world in cultlike communities. Jesus didn't show, but the IRS did, and the prophet/healer went to prison.
Recounted with deadpan observations and surreal detail, "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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