Jesus Girls “Un-testify” about Growing Up Female and Evangelical in New Book by Cascade Books

A collection of personal essays by up-and-coming female writers, Jesus Girls offers a window into a world of flannel board Jesuses, Christian “rap” music, faith healing, and Bible memorization competitions.Evangelicals are taught to tell their life stories as “testimonies,” inspirational tales of dramatic conversion. But this formula leaves out a lot of stories–and a lot of voices, especially female voices, according to editor, Hannah Faith Notess. Notess is the creative writing editor of The Other Journal. She earned a BA in English at Westmont College, and an MFA in creative writing at Indiana University, where she was the poetry editor at Indiana Review. more

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