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Rapture Practice

(2013)
A True Story About Growing Up Gay in an Evangelical Family
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"Sometimes salvation is found in the strangest places: a true story."
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. As a kid, Aaron was thrilled by the idea that every moment of every day might be his last one on planet Earth.
But as Aaron turns sixteen, he finds himself more attached to his earthly life and curious about all the things his family forsakes for the Lord. He begins to realize he doesn't want the Rapture to happen just yet--not before he sees his first movie, stars in the school play, or has his first kiss. Eventually Aaron makes the plunge from conflicted do-gooder to full-fledged teen rebel.
Whether he's sneaking out, making out, or playing hymns with a hangover, Aaron learns a few lessons that can't be found in the Bible. He discovers that the best friends aren't always the ones your mom and dad approve of, and the tricky part about believing is that no one can do it for you.
In this funny and heartfelt coming-of-age memoir, debut author Aaron Hartzler recalls his teenage journey to find the person he is without losing the family that loves him. It's a story about losing your faith and finding your place and your own truth--which is always stranger than fiction.



Used availability for Aaron Hartzler's Rapture Practice

Hardback Editions

May 2014 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Rapture Practice
Author(s): Aaron Hartzler
ISBN: 1-62765-512-3 / 978-1-62765-512-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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March 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rapture Practice: My One-Way Ticket to Salvation. A True Story
Author(s): Aaron Hartzler
ISBN: 0-316-09465-X / 978-0-316-09465-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers US
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Paperback Editions

May 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rapture Practice: A True Story About Growing Up Gay in an Evangelical Family
Author(s): Aaron Hartzler
ISBN: 0-316-09464-1 / 978-0-316-09464-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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June 2014 : Paperback
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Title: [(Rapture Practice)] [ By (author) Aaron Hartzler ] [June, 2014]
Author(s): Aaron Hartzler
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Rapture Practice: A True Story About Growing Up Gay in an Evangelical Family
Author(s): Aaron Hartzler
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Rapture Practice: A True Story About Growing Up Gay in an Evangelical Family
Author(s): Aaron Hartzler
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon CA