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Holy Hell: A Memoir of Faith, Devotion, and Pure Madness Gail Tredwell

Holy Hell: A Memoir of Faith, Devotion, and Pure Madness

Gail Tredwell

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ISBN : 9780989679404
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336 pages
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Amma, universally known as The Hugging Saint, went through a two-decade transformation from a simple fishermans daughter to an international wonder worshiped by millions. Gail Gayatri Tredwell was there every step of the way—from early devoteeMoreAmma, universally known as The Hugging Saint, went through a two-decade transformation from a simple fishermans daughter to an international wonder worshiped by millions. Gail Gayatri Tredwell was there every step of the way—from early devotee to head female disciple, ever-present personal attendant, handmaiden, whipping post, and unwilling keeper of some devastating secrets.At age nineteen, when she was a happy-go-lucky, adventurous lass from Australia. Because she became fluent in the Malayalam language and had continual intimate proximity to Amma for twenty years, Tredwell is uniquely capable of portraying this famous woman.The book evokes the joys of early devotional life and vibrant images of rural India. Through Tredwells eyes, we watch a modest and traditional ashram metastasize into a business-oriented, bustling, mega-international organization. We also see how such a dizzying rise created vast opportunity for abuse, deceit, and hypocrisy. And, at the end, Gails flight to a new life.