Sex, Mom, and God: How the Bible's Strange Take on Sex Led by Frank Schaeffer

By Frank Schaeffer

“A penetrating research of political extremism, with a relocating and now and then hilarious account of becoming up in a single of the Christian right’s so much influential households. Few writers command Frank Schaeffer’s intimate figuring out of right-wing radicalism, or even fewer may be able to proportion their perception as entertainingly and with as a lot ethical weight as he has in intercourse, mother, and God.”—Max Blumenthal, writer of Republican Gomorrah

“Mom used to be a miles nicer individual than her God. there are lots of biblical rules approximately every little thing from beard-trimming to menstruating. mother labored diligently to recast her personal-hygiene-obsessed God within the top light.”

Alternating among laugh-out-loud scenes from his formative years and acidic ruminations at the current country of an the US he and his well-known fundamentalist mom and dad helped create, bestselling writer Frank Schaeffer asks what the Glenn Becks and the push Limbaughs and the paranoid fantasies of the “right-wing echo chamber” are rather all about.

Here’s a touch: sex.

The unforgettable relevant personality in intercourse, mother, and God is the author’s far-from-prudish evangelical mom, Edith, who sweetly yet bizarrely presents startling juxtapositions of the spiritual and the sensual thoughout Schaeffer’s youth. She used to be, says Frank Schaeffer, “the maximum representation of the Divine fantastic thing about Paradox I’ve encountered … a fundamentalist dwelling a double existence as a lover of good looks who broke all her personal judgmental principles in prefer of creativity.”

Charlotte Gordon, the award-winning writer of Mistress Bradstreet, calls intercourse, mother, and God “a travel de strength . . . Sarah Palin, ‘The Family,’ Anne Hutchinson, adultery, abortion, homophobia, Uganda, Ronald Reagan, B. B. King, Billy Graham, Hugh Hefner—it’s all the following. this is often the type of publication i didn't are looking to end.”

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Who cooked the Last Supper? the women's history of the world by Rosalind Miles

By Rosalind Miles

Men dominate background simply because males write heritage. there were many heroes, yet no heroines. this is often the ebook that overturns that "phallusy of history," giving voice to the genuine heritage of the realm ? which, consistently and without end, needs to comprise the contributions of thousands of unsung ladies. this is the historical past you by no means realized ? yet should still have!

Without politics or polemics, this excellent and witty e-book overturns centuries of preconceptions to revive ladies to their rightful position on the heart of tradition, revolution, empire, battle, and peace. Spiced with stories of person girls who've formed civilization, celebrating the paintings and lives of ladies all over the world, special through a wealth of study, Who Cooked the final Supper? redefines our idea of old reality.
Alt. ISBN:9780609806951

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Adoption Of Agricultural Innovations By Smallholder Farmers by Faith Njeri Nguthi

By Faith Njeri Nguthi

Utilizing tissue-cultured expertise is a probably vital manner for smallholder banana farmers to enhance their yields and source of revenue. within the scenario of the impoverishing results of excessive HIV/AIDS-prevalence in a rural banana-farming group, this is applicable much more. The study documented during this e-book examines the stability among required inputs and power merits of utilising the tissue-cultured expertise between HIV/AIDS-affected and non-affected families in Maragua district, principal Kenya, utilizing a livelihood procedure. the implications exhibit that adoption of the expertise and its persisted use differs in response to the assets endowment of the farming families. loss of monetary and actual capital, particularly a water tank, inhibits adoption, without reference to HIV/AIDS-status.However, families headed by means of aged women dominate one of the bad families and the HIV/AIDS-affected families. This illustrates how HIV/AIDS interfaces with poverty and, thereby, not directly with the feasibility of sustainable expertise adoption. The examine additionally indicates that livelihood judgements and methods of farming families are motivated by means of land tenure prestige (having name deeds or now not) and labour constraints on the family point. The latter come up as a result of HIV/AIDS-related morbidity and mortality

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