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Author Wright, Jamie, author.

Title The very worst missionary : a memoir or whatever / Jamie Wright.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Convergent Books, [2018]
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Biography  266.0092 WRI    AVAILABLE
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Description xvii, 221 pages ; 21 cm
Summary 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.
Subject Wright, Jamie.
Missionaries -- Costa Rica -- Biography.
Jews -- Conversion to Christianity.
Christian converts from Judaism.
Genre Christian biography.
ISBN 9780451496539
0451496531
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