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Riders for God: THE STORY OF A CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLE GANG Paperback – September 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press (September 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0252069439
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252069437
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 8.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,250,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Remsberg's story revolves around his experiences with the Unchained Gang, a Christian motorcycle group that does its missionary work at Indiana prisons and jails, biker rallies, and other places where people on the fringe are often ignored by church and society. Because Remsberg is neither a motorcyclist nor a Christian, his interest is journalistic. His perceptive skills enable him to fit inconspicuously into the group, and the reader benefits by feeling like a part of this gangDa unique world of bikers and zealous religious belief. In this interesting and accessible portrayal, Remsberg scrutinizes both the inside workings of the gang (combining 62 photographic images with interviews of gang members) and the people it encounters. The stories of those struggling to make sense of their lives offer great opportunities for reflection. Recommended for libraries staying current on American religions and human-interest stories.DLeroy Hommerding, Fort Myers Beach P.L. Dist., FL
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Remsberg's study of some midwesterners who inhabit both the world of biker gangs and the world of "Spirit-filled Christianity" is a grabber. For, unusually enough, when these chopper pilots dismount their hogs, they are, likely as not, headed for Bible reading or an effusive Pentecostal service. The men and women of the Unchained Gang are from the Bloomington, Indiana, area and attend the Elletsville House of Prayer to hear the sermons of Pastor Larry, one of many colorful informants in this group portrait. The gang came to the attention of documentary photographer Remsberg when members of it intervened in a tense situation involving Bloomington teens and police; they provided a communication conduit and defused things considerably. Remsberg tells the gang's story in pictures, and they tell it in the words of now one, then another particular member. Readers disoriented by the collision of pop cultural worlds that the book embraces will appreciate the understanding afterword by professor of religious studies Colleen McDonnell. Mike Tribby
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Keith Welch on November 1, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book gives a new perspective on the inner lives of motorcycle gangs and bikers. Excellent photographs coupled with first-person interviews give the reader an in-depth view of bikers who have given up the violent life for a shot at spiritual redemption. Remsberg talks to all kinds of 'scary' people and shows us their humanity. A great read.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 6, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This finely crafted book offers a fascinating look at a world that is doubly obscure: the mind-set and lifestyle of outlaw bikers and the world of religious extremists. Remsberg's photos are mesmerizing. And his text, which reveals these unique bikers in their own words, is equally compelling. Anyone with curiosity about human nature will be engrossed from the first page on.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 2, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book takes an uncompromising view of people who simultaneously live at two extremes of society--the wildly liberal, almost anarchistic side, and the deeply religious. The photography is stunning in its ability to cut through what I would normally notice about a man or woman decked in leathers on a motorcycle--features such as hands (particularly hands,) faces, postures, etc. are brought to the surface by this talented documentary photographer. This is a book which will surprise and absorb anyone who pulls it off the shelf in your home.
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