The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever

The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever

Wildly popular blogger "Jamie the Very Worst Missionary" delivers a searing, offbeat, often hilarious memoir of spiritual disintegration and re-formation. As a quirky Jewish kid and promiscuous punkass teen, Jamie Wright never imagines becoming a Christian, let alone a Christian missionary. She is barely an adult when the trials of motherhood and marriage put her on an unex Wildly popular blogger "Jamie the Very Worst Missionary" delivers a searing, offbeat, often hilarious memoir of spiri...

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Title:The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever
Author:Jamie Wright
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:B073QZPYLX
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:230 pages pages

The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever Reviews

  • Rachel
    Mar 03, 2018
    I was involved with Campus Crusade in college and still to this day, I remain uncomfortable with the ways they use to carry the message of sharing the gospel. This memoir by Jamie Wright is honestly refreshing and who cares if she uses profanity? She is as real as anyone can get and sh...
  • Amber Balash
    Apr 19, 2018
    I really enjoyed the writing style & thought that she had a lot of important things to say, but I felt like the subtitle could have read "And it's okay for Christians to swear" because the foul language was definitely distracting. Regardless, I feel like it's a timely call and an i...
  • Jennifer
    Apr 10, 2018
    Read my full review at jenniferneyhart.com Basically, I loved it. I first stumbled across Jamie Wright's blog in March of 2011. I immediately loved her writing, her stories, and her perspective. If you are offended by "profanity", this *might* not be the book for you. (Howev...
  • Samantha
    Jun 06, 2018
    There once was a girl with the audacity to say out loud at small group that maybe American missions were actually harming the communities they visited. You know, taking work from locals, sending ill equipped, unprepared, and inexperienced youngsters to places they weren't needed or wan...
  • Denise
    Mar 08, 2018
    My first alarm bell when I opened this book was that the intro is written by Jen Hatmaker. I'm not a huge fan of hers, but she didn't write this book - just the intro - so I didn't want to let that color my impressions of Jamie's writing. Then, I flipped over to the prologue. First...
  • Laura Hoffman Brauman
    Jul 03, 2018
    Jamie Wright never thought she would call herself a Christian, let alone become a missionary -- but life has a funny way of not giving you what you expect. In this memoir, full of heavy doses of snark and sarcasm, Wright explores her faith, her experiences with organized religion, and ...
  • Jackie Kropp
    Aug 14, 2018
    This was a magnificent exploration of the modern missionary. From the foreword by Jen Hatmaker (whom I adore) I knew this was the kind of book for a Christian like me. You know: foul-mouthed, questioning, and liberal. This candid, beautiful exploration of faith and what it means to go ...
  • Amy
    Mar 22, 2018
    I read and followed Jamie?s blog many years back when I was also on the mission field, so I was fully aware of what I would be getting with this book. I am not bothered by cursing, but I will admit some of her unconventionally irreverent descriptions of things even made this easy-goi...
  • Tammy
    Jul 22, 2018
    I had mixed feelings on this book as my experiences in both the church and missions has been very different than Jamie's. Her writing style is raw and honest but fair warning - includes a lot of strong language. Not my preference in a writing style, but it was authentic to both her and...
  • Brian Cambra
    May 15, 2018
    Sometimes we lose sight of the messiness of our Faith walk. We try to sugar coat and deceive everyone into thinking we have got it together. That mindset does us damage. This book is about the real story, the real truth. The language is coarse, but it is so good and so necessary. ...
  • Melanie Springer Mock
    Jun 09, 2018
    Jamie Wright is an excellent storyteller. I devoured this memoir because of the narrative, but also because I resonate so much with Wright's worldview. Her willingness to speak truth about the brokenness of Christian missionary institutions is courageous but necessary. This should be r...
  • Elise
    Jun 04, 2018
    Really appreciated this refreshing, challenging perspective. I just wished she had spent more of the book talking about her time in Costa Rica! ...
  • Denise Hershberger
    Mar 27, 2018
    ***So I really only read and review Christian Fiction, clean mainstream fiction, Christian Living, and/or clean memoirs. So I feel the need to be really honest with this review of this MEMOIR from a FAITH PERSPECTIVE (notice I didn't call it a Christian Memoir?!?) up front before I eve...
  • Elise Brianna
    Apr 19, 2018
    This was well-written, funny, and so honest in a way that I found enjoyable and lovable. Jamie Wright has a good sense for how to make people laugh, and to hit important nerves while doing it. There are a lot of good points in here. I think I got a few timely pieces of marriage advice ...
  • Lindsay Ferrier
    Apr 21, 2018
    I really liked this book for the most part. I found Jamie's thoughts on 'Churchianity' to mirror my own. Christians are all about accepting the 'fallen' into their fold, but once you're there, you'd better toe the party line or you'll find yourself on the outs with all the do-gooders w...
  • Holly Splawn
    May 19, 2018
    Just because I gave this book 4 stars doesn?t mean you are going to like it. And it doesn?t mean I?m recommending you to read it. But I read it and liked it. I don?t agree with everything Jamie Wright writes or believes. I think she is little liberal and her language is too m...
  • Lacey Michael
    May 05, 2018
    2.5 stars TBH. Why did I do this to myself? Frankly, this book popped up on my Hoopla app and I was in desperate need of an audio book to take up time during a recent bus ride to PDX. I'd heard about Jamie's blog and had even read a few posts. But, let's just say that as soon as I r...
  • Ashley
    Jan 17, 2018
    I loved this book! I love Jamie's honesty and openness with her struggles regarding modern missions. I will post a full review on my channel once the book is released, but if you have an interest in missions, read this. It goes really well with the book When Helping Hurts to understand...
  • Sarah
    Dec 22, 2017
    This is an honest look at the author's life leading up to (a Jewish background and a teen mom) and during her family's time as a missionaries in Costa Rica. She begins to point out flaws she witnessed in the Christian missionary world that she was a part of. I actually wished she would...
  • Nicole Marie
    Apr 03, 2018
    I loved this book. Jamie is refreshing and honest asking the hard questions about missions and the Church. Additionally, Her honest discussion about her youth and marriage are the things I would want to hear from a best friend. Her writing is energetic and intertwines stories throughou...
  • Kayo
    Nov 11, 2017
    Hilariously funny, but oh so truthful. And while I understand some "good" Christians might take offense to her book, I think God will be laughing right along with her. Loved this book. Thanks to author, Crown Publishing and Netgalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the...
  • Cahleen Hudson
    Apr 01, 2018
    Review from my blog: http://thealtstory.com/ One of the main complaints I hear when a popular blogger gets a book deal is that the book ends up being over 50% recycled blog posts. I can't say for sure since I never followed Jamie Wright's blog very closely, but I don't think that's ...
  • Alise Chaffins
    Mar 27, 2018
    I don?t know if Jamie is actually the very worst missionary, but she?s probably one of the least typical missionaries. And in her first book, you can see why that is a very good thing. Jamie shares stories from her life, growing up Jew-ish, her difficult adolescence, life as a y...
  • Marika
    Nov 15, 2017
    Jamie Wright, a debut author, writes with honesty and clarity about her life as a Christian and becoming a missionary to spread God's love. (like spreading butter but healthy) Not a perfect Christian or missionary, but a perfectly, imperfect one. Jamie pulls back the curtain on doubts,...
  • Gwenn Mangine
    Jul 16, 2018
    I devoured this book in two breaths. I read about half of it last night in bed until I was so tired that I fell asleep and was awakened by the book hitting my face when my hand, which was holding the book, went slack from sleep. I started in on it again and didn't put it down until the...
  • Kathleen
    Apr 15, 2018
    Jamie Wright is a Christian woman with a huge set of balls. If you found that sentence completely distasteful, this may not be the right book for you. The author is a former missionary, and she tells her story without any of the holier-than-thou stuff that people often mistake for Chri...
  • Ansley Gerhard
    Apr 08, 2018
    I?ve been following Jamie?s writing for about two years now and I adore her. She?s smart, she?s funny as hell and she?s an important voice as we talk about mission work. This book however, is not the book to read if you?re looking for a cut and dried book about the Christia...
  • Laura Shannon
    Feb 09, 2018
    I received a copy of this book through netgalley. I found the book hilarious, makng it easy to read. I appreciated Jamie's firsthand account of her disillusionment with missions and the church. If I hadn't bothered to read the whole book, I would have thought she was completely against...
  • Heather Lloyd
    Feb 22, 2018
    This book was everything. Brilliant. Hilarious. Meaningful. Jamie?s story is written in a voice and style so unique, and so powerfully engaging I couldn?t put it down. Bravo! Highly recommend. ...
  • J.D. DeHart
    Nov 16, 2017
    I found the voice in this book to be full of humor, self-awareness, and humanity. This approach to a reflection on faith immediately grabbed my attention. I appreciated the honesty I found in this book, and would recommend The Very Worst Missionary for readers looking for some clear...