I Want to Be Left Behind by Brenda Peterson
Finding Rapture Here on Earth

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In Brenda Peterson’s unusual memoir, fundamentalism meets deep ecology. The author’s childhood in the high Sierra with her forest ranger father led her to embrace the entire natural world, while her Southern Baptist relatives prepared eagerly and busily to leave this world. Peterson survived fierce “sword drill” competitions demanding total recall of the Scriptures and awkward dinner table questions (“Will Rapture take the cat, too?”) only to find that environmentalists with prophecies of doom can also be Endtimers. Peterson paints such a hilarious, loving portrait of each world that the reader, too, may want to be Left Behind.

About Brenda Peterson

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Brenda Peterson has written fifteen books for adults. She is the founder of the grassroots organization Seal Sitters (sealsitters.org). This is her first children’s book. She lives in Seattle.Robin Lindsey has been a commercial photographer for over thirty years. Her photographs of harbor seals and pups have been published in Wildlife Conservation magazine and several Scholastic magazines. She lives in Seattle. robinlindseyphotography.com
Published February 2, 2010 by Da Capo Press. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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