The Very Worst Missionary

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The Very Worst Missionary : a memoir or whatever

Wright, Jamie, author.

New York : Convergent Books, 2018.

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As a quirky Jewish kid and promiscuous teen, Jamie Wright never imagines becoming a Christian, let alone a Christian missionary. She is barely an adult when the trials of motherhood and marriage put her on an unexpected collision course with Jesus. After finding her faith at a suburban megachurch, Jamie trades in the easy life on the cul-de-sac for the green fields of Costa Rica. There, along with her family, she earnestly hopes to serve God and change lives. But faced with a yawning culture gap and persistent shortcomings in herself and her fellow workers, she soon loses confidence in the missionary enterprise and falls into a funk of cynicism and despair. Nearly paralyzed by depression, yet still wanting to make a difference, she decides to tell the whole, disenchanted truth: Missionaries suck and our work makes no sense at all From her sofa in Central America, she launches a renegade blog, Jamie the Very Worst Missionary, and against all odds wins a large and passionate following. Which leads her to see that maybe a "bad" missionary--awkward, doubtful, and vocal--is exactly what the world and the throngs of American do-gooders need.

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ISBN:

978-0-451-49654-6

ISBN:

9780451496539 (pbk. : alk. paper)

LC Call No:

BV2843.C7

Dewey Class No:

266.0092 B 23

Author:

Wright, Jamie, author.

Title:

The Very Worst Missionary : a memoir or whatever.

Edition:

First Edition.

Physical:

221.

ContentType:

text txt rdacontent

MediaType:

computer n rdamedia

CarrierType:

online resource nc rdacarrier

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Summary:

As a quirky Jewish kid and promiscuous teen, Jamie Wright never imagines becoming a Christian, let alone a Christian missionary. She is barely an adult when the trials of motherhood and marriage put her on an unexpected collision course with Jesus. After finding her faith at a suburban megachurch, Jamie trades in the easy life on the cul-de-sac for the green fields of Costa Rica. There, along with her family, she earnestly hopes to serve God and change lives. But faced with a yawning culture gap and persistent shortcomings in herself and her fellow workers, she soon loses confidence in the missionary enterprise and falls into a funk of cynicism and despair. Nearly paralyzed by depression, yet still wanting to make a difference, she decides to tell the whole, disenchanted truth: Missionaries suck and our work makes no sense at all From her sofa in Central America, she launches a renegade blog, Jamie the Very Worst Missionary, and against all odds wins a large and passionate following. Which leads her to see that maybe a "bad" missionary--awkward, doubtful, and vocal--is exactly what the world and the throngs of American do-gooders need.

Subject:

Wright, Jamie.

Subject:

Missions--Biography.

Subject:

World Religions--Judaism--Conversion

Subject:

Biography.

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