Ninah Huff is the granddaughter of the founder of the Church of Fire and Brimstone and Gods’s Almighty Baptizing Wind, and isolated southern religious community ruled by its patriarch. Ninah is fourteen and full of contradictory feelings. She does see the outside world only at school, where her long dresses and uncut hair mark her as odd and keep her apart from the other girls. She loves her family, but is never sure that she is truly “holy”
In particular, she worries about the sanctity of feelings for James, her prayer partner as they spend an hour a day together in prayer and meditation, “Being Jesus to each other.”
When Ninah is discovered to pregnant, the community is out raged. But in the midst of her tragedy and loneliness, Ninah continues to maintain that she is not guilty of the sin of fornication; she says that a holy child grows inside her. No amount of punishment can make her recant.
And in the end there is a miracle, though like most miracles it takes an unpredictable form. Ninah must face with sudden clarity the things she must do for the sake of her own life, and her child’s. She will come to understand at last that to embrace the life of the normal world can be a holy act.
Hello TTT Ladies,
Please show your support on March 26, 2013 6:30 pm
The Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St Augusta, Ga 30901
Inez will be our facilitator. She will present “The Rapture Of Cannan” by Sherri Reynolds