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Gina Welch Live on Nowhere Near

  Gina Welch Live
on Nowhere Near
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 2-4pm

Gina Welch

University of Virginia MFA graduate Gina Welch will be live in the studio with Dominic on Nowhere Near Wednesday, March 17, 2-4 pm to discuss her new book In The Land Of Believers: An Outsider's Extraordinary Journey into the Heart of the Evangelical Church. Her book covers a two-year period Gina spent as a secular Jew within Jerry Falwell's evangelical church in Lynchburg. We'll talk about her time spent undercover and play some of her favorite recordings.

"With compassion, wit, and verve, Gina Welch has gone where few secular liberals have dared to go—the late Jerry Falwell’s Thomas Road Baptist Church—and emerged with a compelling story that transcends stereotypes and builds common ground. Both sides of the Great American Culture War should read this refreshing call for a cease-fire."
—Kevin Roose, author of The Unlikely Disciple

"Gina Welch’s story of her immersion in Jerry Falwell’s Evangelical church is riveting. Welch is a fair, compassionate, very smart writer—and one of the most arresting narrators I’ve encountered in a half-century of reading."
—John Casey, author of Spartina

Gina will be reading at UVa Bookstore at 4pm following her appearance on WTJU as part of The Virginia Festival of the Book.

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