The Son Also Rises

| August 29, 2001

The Son Also Rises, Lisa Sorg, Killing the Buddha
In his new book, Son of a Preacher Man, Jay Bakker writes about his life as the son of soiled evangelists Jim and Tammy and his hopes to connect with the tattooed and pierced youth that the Christian Right has forsaken. Lisa Sorg reviews Bakker's new book and looks at the youth behind it on theKilling the Buddha Web site. She describes how Bakker became disenchanted with mainstream Christianity and how he and his friends started Revolution, a Christian ministry for the homeless and jackbooted, the pierced and tattooed. Sorb’s review admonishes Bakker for his protection of his parents sordid past and praises his aims at spreading the gospel. 'Although Jay's ministry doesn't reach as many people (and thus, isn't as well-funded) as his father's, this son of a preacher is connecting with followers by acknowledging the truth is rarely black and white, but rather in shades of gray.'
--Sara V. Buckwitz
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