"It was during the 1940s in Arkansas when the very young Jim Good first learned from his father’s sermons that drinking Coke was a sin, but drinking Royal Crown was not. He also learned not to lie, to keep the Commandments, to love Jesus, and that God wanted segregation. By the age of twenty, he had moved thirty-one times and attended thirteen schools.
In his compelling memoir, Good shares the heartfelt story of what it was like to grow up with a nomadic teacher father who borrowed Bibles and hymnbooks from churches so he could conduct services on the front porch. With the goal of seeking income and respect, Good’s father moved the family more than once a year—from segregated Arkansas to integrated Washington and Oregon and back to segregated Arkansas, filling his son’s life with continuous culture shock. As he embarked on the challenging path to adulthood, Good began to question everything about God, soon realizing that the only way to find the truth was to become a preacher himself.
Borrowed Bibles is an engaging chronicle of one man’s fascinating, faith-filled journey as he learns to accept life as an unsolvable mystery and discover his true purpose. "
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Published April 2, 2012
Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference.