The Very Worst Missionary
A Memoir or WhateverBook - 2017 | First edition
"As a quirky Jewish kid and promiscuous punkass 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."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Convergent Books, 
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 266.0092 WRI 2017
Characteristics: xvii, 221 pages ; 21 cm