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Once You Go In: A Memoir of Radical Faith

Carly Gelsinger is an awkward and lonely thirteen-year-old when she stumbles into Pine Canyon Assemblies of God, the cracked stucco church on the outskirts of her remote small town. She assimilates, despite her apprehensions, because she is desperate to belong. Soon, she is on fire for God. She speaks in tongues, slays demons, and follows her abusive pastors every wordand it...

Title : Once You Go In: A Memoir of Radical Faith
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Number of Pages : 245 pages
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  • Kristin

    very true. so very true. i am grateful to Ms. Gelsinger for putting the terror and shame the assemblies of God churches trade in, into such thoughtful words.

    thank the Lord for the Episcopal Church, which has now saved more than one former fundamentalist.

  • Josiah

    Stunning

  • Sarahbeth Caplin

    Read this in two sittings- engaging and fast-paced. I felt so angry on Carly's behalf for what happened in Pine Canyon. It really resonated with me.

  • Sierra

    I will never get over how similar my story is to Carly. Knowing I wasn't alone in the absolute insane church experiences I had from ages 15-25 is so, so nice.

  • ACE VOLTA

    Carly Gelsinger is an awkward and lonely thirteen-year-old when she stumbles into Pine Canyon Assemblies of God, the cracked stucco church on the outskirts of her remote small town. She assimilates, despite her apprehensions, because she is desperate to belong. Soon, she is on fire for God. She speaks in tongues, slays demons, and follows her abusive pastor’s every word―and it’s not until her life is burnt to the ground that she finds the courage to leave. Raw and illuminating,Once You Go In is ...more

  • Joyce

    Riveting. Very well written. A page turner.

  • Kimberly

    Carly Gelsinger's journey through and out of evangelical Christianity is very powerful. If you've never understood radical religion, her experiences will take you there and show you why it appealed to her as a teen. If you have left conservative or evangelical Christianity you will see parts of your own story reflected in hers. She has a gift for making the complicated personal and clear. I'm so glad to have read this book!