The scarce first issue of a magazine. By Jim Jones' infamous People Temple. Redwood Valley: People's Temple Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1972. A Near Fine copy with light shelf wear, staples a bit rusted, small pen mark inside rear cover. The inaugural issue of the only serialized publication of Pastor (later Reverend) Jim Jones' church, The People's Temple, which would meet a grisly end in Guyana in 1978.
Editor-in-Chief Garrett Lambrev was tasked by Jones to create this pamphlet for outreach, which upon publication he was surprised to find depoliticized; Jones had always been explicitly Left-wing and pro-civil rights before. This issue mainly focuses on the healing powers of Jones, with many black-and-white photos of him and Temple members at revivals. According to Lambrev after his dismissal before the publication of the second issue, the periodical had a few more issues before being discontinued. Scarce, with no holdings in OCLC. The item "The Living Word Reverend JIM JONES PEOPLE'S TEMPLE Magazine July 1972 Vol 1" is in sale since Thursday, October 17, 2019.
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