People in Glass Houses: An Insider's Story of Life in and Out of Hillsong

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Schwartz Publishing Pty, Limited, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 274 pages
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The eighties were my formative years, and while other teenagers were gyrating to rock 'n' roll, we were praying for revival. We were taking communion, not cocaine. We treated virginity like a wedding present, not a cold sore.

And why wouldn't we? We were told we could be, we already were, anything we wanted to be… We were armed and dangerous. Armed with the power of God and dangerous in the eyes of Satan.


Tanya Levin grew up in the church that became Hillsong—the country’s most ambitious, entrepreneurial and influential religious corporation.

People in Glass Houses tells how a small Assemblies of God church in a suburban school hall became a multi-million dollar tax-free enterprise and a powerful force in Australia today.

Opening up the world of Christian fundamentalism, this is a powerful, personal and at times very funny exploration of an all-singing, all- swaying mega church.

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User Review  - garysmeade - LibraryThing

Wow did this become a riveting read! Initially the 'Christianese' was cringe-worthy, considering how I spent a good chunk of my life in Pentecostal churches, enough for it to warp my worldview similar ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rabe'a Khan - Goodreads

The quality of writing is so bad in this book, it's cringeworthy. But, this book gets 3* for me for it's subject matter and courage to expose a cult that's thriving in suburban Sydney. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Tanya Levin is the author of Crimwife and People in Glass Houses: An Insider's Story Of A Life In & Out Of Hillsong. People in Glass Houses was shortlisted for the 2007 Walkley Non-Fiction Book Award.

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