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Readings and Ramblings

This is Readings and Ramblings. It is readings because this is a site for blogging about books and I intend to do that. It is ramblings because I might want to write about something else now and then.

Sister Aimee: The Life of Aimee Semple McPherson

Sister Aimee: The Life of Aimee Semple McPherson - Daniel Mark Epstein I am giving this book a three star rating because it really did hold my interest all the way through, but it still has problems that I didn't like. It is a biography of a faith healer and I think the author may be sympathetic toward faith healing. The main problem is that he describes each miracle as if it really happened. Yes, he does sometimes insert a note at the end of these descriptions that the only record of the miracle is the claim of Sister Aimee herself or, in the case of the ones that had witnesses, he inserts a note offering a scientific explanation, but he still describes the miracle as if it really happened. Even those caveats that he inserts are not always there and when they are they are short and appended almost apologetically. This would have been a much, a very much, better book if it had spent time debunking faith healing.