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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,951 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sheri Reynolds Narrator: Melissa Hayden Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781101058169
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At the Church of Fire and Brimstone and Gods Almighty Baptizing Wind, Grandpa Herman makes the rules for everyone, and everyone obeys, or else. Try as she might, Ninah hasn’t succeeded in resisting temptation with her prayer partner, James, and finds herself pregnant. She fears the wrath of Grandpa Herman, the congregation, and of God himself. But the events that follow show Ninah that God’s ways are more mysterious than even Grandpa Herman understands.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi Brendle | 2/8/2014

    " Fantastic, creepy, and surreal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/7/2014

    " Read quickly, and has a lot of interesting concepts, like how people who live in a brainwashing religious community may not be as brainwashed as you would intially think, and that good intentions can turn into very ugly realities. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianna | 2/3/2014

    " I don't know what I expected this book to be about but it was certainly different than what I thought it'd be like. I found myself shaking my head more often than not or should I say (naught) as that's more like how I felt about the goings on in this book. Such twisted and frightful fears about a loving God is hard for me to comprehend. Still just shaking my head. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 1/25/2014

    " I loved this novel. The perspective of the 15 year old protagonist reveals a lot about the dangers of indoctrination, religious or otherwise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/25/2014

    " Oprah done good! Intense story of cult family and a daughter breaking free. Makes you want to cut your hair and wear pants. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick Lawrence O'Keeffe | 1/22/2014

    " Portrays strong human spirit through the life of a female adolescent confronted with extreme fundamentalist upbringing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raffaella | 1/20/2014

    " Very interesting, sad book. I don't think it is something i would have picked out myself if someone hadn't recommended it to me. I am very glad I read it though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 1/13/2014

    " This book was powerful and a good warning against charismatic leaders. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christi | 1/11/2014

    " Kind of eerie...but good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 1/10/2014

    " This was one of my summer reads of 0tt 05. I enjoyed it-it was an interesting look at a different culture and different religion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kammy | 1/2/2014

    " Coming of age on a religious compound. Well developed characters and a complex tyrant. Teenage drama with a religious zealot slant. I read this in 3 days - and really enjoyed myself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DeAnna | 12/31/2013

    " So very similar to some religions around where I grew up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 dejah_thoris | 12/31/2013

    " One of the few books that had me rushing home to read it. So many issues, so heartrending, I couldn't put it down, which is why I didn't take it to work with me. Definitely worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vix | 12/22/2013

    " Gripped me. And the last paragraph is magic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Mishap | 12/21/2013

    " Tale of a teenage girl in a religious cult down south. Reynolds creates a fascinating group and religious rules both funny and scary. This is a really good book, showing us how changes happen through challenging authority while still keeping ties to the family that supports tradition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Staceyjones | 8/30/2013

    " One of my absolute favourites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 8/16/2013

    " This book is fiction, but based on real events and it's super interesting and UNBELIEVABLY disturbing. It's amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle Paxton | 7/26/2013

    " I will never forget this book -- some of the scenes are etched in my mind very vividly. I read it years ago, when it first came out and remember loving it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Z. | 3/8/2013

    " i read this book while i was in highschool MANY MANY years ago. lol. don't remember much of it now, but i know i thoroughly enjoyed it at the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/10/2013

    " I love books that don't follow a pattern. What an interesting look inside the life of a young girl who grows up in a cult. All the characters have their flaws, but the authors also shows some good in each. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charity | 2/2/2013

    " Surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Very quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kika | 12/16/2012

    " I love this book i recommend it 2 the teenagers "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whisper | 11/28/2012

    " This is one of the very best books I have read. If you are a christian like myself, this book will bring you closer to God "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cabbie | 10/26/2012

    " I liked this book while reading. I didn't like the ending. I felt cheated because issues were not resolved, I didn't feel the main character had brought us to a close. Maybe life isn't always brought to a maturity. That is why I read fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mara | 8/25/2012

    " Admittedly, "read" the abridged version in my car. Well-written dialogue explores consequences of blind adherence, religion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cory | 8/14/2012

    " About a girl whose grandfather basically has a Religious cult that he forces on his family. The girl and her boyfriend experiment and end up pregnant and they hide it till its no longer hide able and the grandfather strongly punishes them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Marini | 4/29/2012

    " This was so, so good! A great story with compelling characters. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 2/16/2012

    " I just finished this book, and just started it, so it was one you don't want to put down. It took a little for me to really get into the book. But once you get there it is an easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 2/1/2012

    " One of my favorite Oprah picks... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna | 7/6/2011

    " I remember this book being sad but inspiring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie-Ann | 5/10/2011

    " Sheri Reynolds allows the readers to peek behind the curtain into a closed community. Utterly fascinating! I read this book in two days and quickly MADE my best friend read it also! I was on the edge of my seat up until the very last page! I highly recommend this book to anyone! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina | 4/25/2011

    " Interesting perspective on the lives of (fictional) ultra-fundamentalist Christians. Particularly because I suspect many of these sects are based on made-up rules from the parts of the bible the founder liked. Good story, but a little sad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shawn | 4/13/2011

    " writing was good...just didn't like the story about this radical religious cult "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah | 4/1/2011

    " This book is from Oprah's Book Club. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/25/2011

    " Eye-opening deft portrayal of coming of age under restrictions that can kill hope, yet Reynolds makes the very sad story sing with emotion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tenaya | 2/12/2011

    " I was really taken with this book. A little sacrilegious at times. Morbidly interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lori | 2/2/2011

    " This book was a struggle for me. Just not my type of book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Twobbema | 1/24/2011

    " This book is about a religious cult ruled by male dominance. How anyone indoctrinated into such a lifestyle could rise against it is beyond me. Ninah, the 14 year old main character certainly had me pulling for her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kasha | 1/12/2011

    " Incredibly disturbing story because you just know there are people out there who are so brainwashed they follow anyone regardless of how twisted the "dogma." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brynaleh | 1/8/2011

    " Obsessed with cults? Yeah, me too. If so, you will enjoy this. Disturbing, interesting, enjoyable, but nothing life-changing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna | 1/3/2011

    " Another favorite. Now I feel a little like crying just thinking about it. "

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