Rapture Practice: My One-Way Ticket to Salvation: A True Story by Aaron Hartzler

yellow entry ticket with title and author. ticket is ripped in half over a blue background."Something you should know about my family:
We believe that Jesus is coming back.
We believe heaven is a real place with gates of pearl and streets of gold, just as hell is a real place of eternal fire and torment."

Aaron Hartzler grew up in a home where he was taught that at any moment the Rapture could happen - that Jesus might come down in the twinkling of an eye and scoop Aaron and his family up to heaven.  This was pretty thrilling.  Every day could be his last one on earth.

This is Aaron's journey from a true-believer child to a curious, questioning teen who starts to wonder about the things his family believes in, and gives up for, the Lord.  It's a funny, and often terrifying, coming-of-age memoir in which Aaron learns that he's the only one he can trust to make himself into the person he needs to be.

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