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The very worst missionary: a memoir or whatever

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New York : Convergent Books, [2018].
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xvii, 221 pages ; 21 cm
207.2092 W951 2018
207.2092 W951 2018
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“The reason you love Jamie (or are about to) is because she says exactly what the rest of us are thinking, but we’re too afraid to upset the apple cart. She is a voice for the outlier, and we’re famished for what she has to say.” —Jen Hatmaker, New York Times bestselling author of Of Mess and Moxie and For the Love
Wildly popular blogger "Jamie the Very Worst Missionary" delivers a searing, offbeat, often hilarious memoir of spiritual disintegration and re-formation.

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. 
The Very Worst Missionary is a disarming, ultimately inspiring spiritual memoir for well-intentioned contrarians everywhere. It will appeal to readers of Nadia Bolz-Weber, Jen Hatmaker, Ann Lamott, Jana Reiss, Mallory Ortberg, and Rachel Held Evans.
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Wright, J. (2018). The very worst missionary: a memoir or whatever. First edition. New York, Convergent Books.

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Wright, Jamie. 2018. The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever. New York, Convergent Books.

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Wright, Jamie, The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever. New York, Convergent Books, 2018.

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