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By Mike Marinacci

California, lengthy a Mecca for eccentric cults, has additionally hosted greater than its proportion of bizarre and unorthodox Christian evangelists and sects. From pre-Gold Rush days to the twenty first Century, visionaries trying to revive or rework the religion have flocked to California’s shorelines, or have emerged from its environs as local little kids. Their often-idiosyncratic crusades have stimulated not just Golden kingdom heritage and tradition, yet Christianity as a whole.

CALIFORNIA JESUS tells the little-known but interesting tales at the back of the folk and teams that populate Californian Christendom, including:

• the youngsters of God – Born at the Huntington seashore boardwalk, this “Jesus humans” hippie-ministry grew to become to prostituting its individuals and molesting its young ones within the identify of Christ

• Bebe and C. Thomas Patten – married evangelists, those Oakland-based Pentecostal preachers scammed penniless Okie immigrants and significant banks alike for millions

• Joe Jeffers – a renegade Baptist minister who all started a murderous spiritual warfare among his fans and a rival’s, made headlines in lurid L.A. intercourse scandals, and claimed that “Yahweh” had stashed a number of billion cash for him within the constellation Orion

• The Metropolitan group Church – homosexual L.A. evangelist Troy Perry demanding situations homophobia with a highly debatable, and much-attacked sect that ministers Christ’s like to sexual “outsiders”

• Church of the Holy kinfolk – film-star Mel Gibson’s schismatic, secretive Malibu parish, which claims to be actually extra Catholic than the Pope

• Holy Mountain – an important, weird and wonderful, ever-growing folk-art monument within the Imperial Valley wilderness equipped via an getting older drifter to glorify God’s love, that’s now develop into a world vacationer destination
• and plenty of, many more!

Filled with fascinating anecdotes in regards to the state’s such a lot colourful and debatable Christian pastors and sects, and observed by means of many infrequent images and illustrations, CALIFORNIA JESUS illuminates this soaking up but little-discussed point of either kingdom historical past and tradition, and the Christian event. Believers and doubters alike, in addition to someone drawn to the Golden State’s precise religious historical past, will locate this work flat out to place down.

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