This is a touching memoir of growing up in a household, school and town of flourishing Biblical literalism. When Christine Rosen started kindergarten, her ABCs included the Apocalypse, the Bible and Christ. At Keswick Christian School, the Bible was our textbook, God was their guide, and after entering the school gates, nothing was quite the same again. Christian learned creation science, dreamed of becoming a missionary to exotic countries, worried about the souls of Jews and Mormons, and experienced unusual methods of sex education. With the threat of nuclear annihilation at the hands of atheistic Russians looming, she also frequently prayed for rapture. At home, Florida life seemed happily to confirm several literal truths: the story of Moses, with its plagues that afflicted the Egyptians - from lice, to rivers of stinking dead fish, to hordes of frogs - might have been describing Christine's back yard. My Fundamentalist Education is a brilliant, affectionate, child's-eye journey to Rosen's home, school and small town. during a girlhood lived as the Lord intended, among the tropical flora and fauna of Florida, its televangelists, irascible elderly, and itinerant preachers, Christine Rosen and her sister Cathy, uncover the not always godly but surely divine secrets of a Hallelujah-ya sisterhood.