Dating Jesus: A story of Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl (a book by Susan Campbell)

By the age of twelve, Susan Campbell had been flirting with Jesus for some time, and in her mind, Jesus had been flirting back. Why wouldn't he? She went to his house three times a week, sat in his living room, listened to his stories, loudly and lustily sang songs to him. So, one Sunday morning, she walked to the front of her fundamentalist Christian church to profess her love for Jesus and to be baptized.

In this lovingly told tale, Susan Campbell takes us into the world of fundamentalism — a world where the details really, really matter. And she shows us what happened when she finally came to admit that in her faith, women would never be allowed a seat at the throne.

Connecticut Book Award

WINNER: 2010 CT Book Award for Memoir read more »

While it may be true that Jesus loves all of us, Susan Campbell is clearly His favorite. Her writing cuts to the quick and slices to the bone, thereby cleaning and healing old wounds for every woman who's struggled to find acceptance within, and without, conventional religion.

— Regina Barreca, author of "Babes in Boyland"