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Speaking in tongues /

by Tilley, Tom, Published by : ABC Books, (Sydney, NSW :) , 2022 Physical details: 343 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm. ISBN:9780733341021. List(s) this item appears in: Australian Biography
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"When you no longer believe in eternity, every moment counts..." -- Front cover.

"From the outside, Tom Tilley's childhood seemed ordinary. The first son of a pastor, he grew up in a beautiful country town where life revolved around football, his loving family and their Pentecostal faith. But behind church doors, a strictly enforced set of rules included a looming ultimatum: if Tom didn't speak in tongues, he'd go to hell and be outcast from his close-knit, devout community. The older Tom became, the more he questioned the teachings of the church, especially around speaking in tongues. And the more he heard about his parents' adventurous lives before they found God, the more he wanted the freedom to make those 'mistakes' that the church forbade. Eventually, after years of suppressing his doubts in silence, Tom spoke up. Having the courage to do so came at a huge personal cost, leading to a decision that would take his family to breaking point. What happened next is surprising, and Tom's journey to independence will inspire readers to ask what's true in their own lives and who they really are." -- Back cover.

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