Long Nights and Brave Days: a Survivor’s Guide to Moving on with Jesus.
As I research and complete the first draft of my upcoming book, this is where I’ll be sharing snippets and tasters. Having already compiled over a year’s worth of research (now where on earth did I leave my notes?) and accumulating what surely must be the largest library on the Jesus Movement the British side of the fish-pond, it would be logical to assume that I’m writing a history of the Jesus Movement. Well, my partner in crime Larry Eskridge has already done a masterly job of that, with ‘God’s Forever Family: The Jesus People Movement in America’ published by none other than the Oxford University Press, and although he’s a little lite on the early 1970s Northern Californian Jesus happy hippy scene – none-the-less Larry’s act would be a hard one to follow.
So what I’m trying to knock into shape is a historically-accurate yet inspirational memoir provisionally titled “Long Nights and Brave Days: a Survivor’s Guide to Moving on with Jesus”.
From time to time, I’ll be posting chapter excerpts here, just to whet your appetite for more – your feedback both positive and negative is always welcome.
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John E. Ruffle, March 24, 2019