A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana - Study Guide Blood of the Lamb, Unexpected Injuries, The Kindness of Strangers Summary & Analysis

Haven Kimmel
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In "Blood of the Lamb," Kimmel writes about her church experiences. Before Quaker church every Sunday, the Jarvis family listens to Batsell Barrett Baxter, an early version of a telepreacher. Although he is a man of God, he lacks the energy and enthusiasm of an evangelist and sometimes has guests who are as lackluster as him. Although Zippy's mother loves Baxter, Zippy's father has decidedly less patience, making jokes like "Batsell Barrett Baxter was born dead." Zippy comments on the power of being grown up—how she is forced to spend hours worshiping a God she does not believe in without complaint while her Dad is able to just call it like he sees it. Zippy employs a variety of strategies to procrastinate going to church...

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