"The Lesbian Tent Revival—inspiring, encouraging, truth-telling, amazing, comedic, must-reading for all Radical Feminists. I never had so much fun as at the Tent Revivals at Michigan, being in a crowd of like-minded, laughing, singing, applauding and shouting-out with Sister Carolyn. She's pure genius. Buy This Book. You won't be sorry."—Susan Wiseheart
"Carolyn is a brilliant thinker, performer and activist. Using skillful delivery of profound thoughts and humor, Carolyn's Lesbian Tent Revival builds lesbian community and provokes thought, laughter, and conversation about important radical feminist topics." -- Mary McClintock, Northampton, MA
"Two years ago I attended the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival and overheard many women talking excitedly about how great the Lesbian Tent Revivals were, so I headed off to see one the next morning. I was transfixed by the depth and power of the message, while holding my sides laughing so hard. I stayed an extra day to see another. This year I attended the Festival again, partly because I wanted to see more Tent Revivals and I was NOT disappointed! Our lesbian community has a lot of talent, but Carolyn Gage’s words and performances are the epitome of it all." -- Debbie Miller, Milwaukee, WI.
"... the absolute highlight! I had heard about it from a friend who attended last year, but still wasn't prepared for such a dazzling combination of clarity and humor. I can't think of a better way to get younger women thinking and reading and firing those synapses. Thanks so much for all you're doing to keep the dream alive-- it's truly an inspiration." -- April Applegate, Illinois.
"The Lesbian Tent Revival was the quintessential Fest experience for me. Not only is Sister Carolyn keeping the spirit of Radical Feminism alive and present at Mich Fest but her sermon on the "Lesbian Butch" clarified and explained why it's been so hard for me to connect to feminist community--and women in general sometimes--though I've been a passionate feminist since childhood... And her naming women like me "Way Shower" and placing my pain in the context of bringing hope for the whole planet has been miraculously healing for me. I feel more committed than ever to bringing a truly feminist future about and to finding and supporting my butch sisters in leading us to that Amazon world! Rock on, Sister Carolyn and Sister Tara! Rock on!" Robin Blythe, Arcata, California
"My sister sent me Sermons for a Lesbian Tent Revival. People often have a way with words, or a way with ideas, but seldom both. I read Gynecology, Native Tongue, Cyborg Manifesto, etc... but I can't say I was racked with laughter to balance the agony. I read your book in one sitting, like a glutton. It was the best read in years. You rock, Sister:)—Helena Saayaman, Pretoria, South Africa.
"Sisters, I have seen the light and felt the spark. Sister Carolyn's tent revivals have saved my soul from the hellfire of obfuscation… Hallelujah!"--Amy McLoughlin, Ann Arbor, MI
"The LTR rocked my world! In August at the MWMF my Aussie mates agreed that The LTR was our highlite and we left wanting more—much more. Clearly our weary les fem souls needed saving! Each morning Sister Carolyn delivered a riveting, inspiring and humourous sermon that made us sit up and think, laugh, cry."—Georgina Abrahams, Sydney, Australia
"Sisters! I have been SAVED!" —Callie
"I know that you brought back full circle what … is in danger of being lost."—Maria Karpinski
"In these sermons, Sister Carolyn gives voice to women's experiences—the ones we feel in our gut every day, but don't have words for. She paints vivid pictures with her words and illuminates the world in a way that will never leave your mind… Every woman will be moved by these sermons; every lesbian will be transformed by them." —Amy Lewis, Denver, CO
Comments from Racine and Milwaukee Tent Revivals:
"Now that I have digested a bit, I FEEL SAVED!! Energized and oh so female. I'm looking forward to another evening of raising up the power. What a blast."
"The Tent Revival was uplifting, eye opening, liberating, and touched my soul. I will be there Friday night and bringing my friend. Job well done!"
"It was so powerful. She touched so many issues."
"Thinking about it at home at night, I just started laughing. What a great evening and so much to think about."
"Gave me real insights into how my last relationship went."
"I'm going to use a lot of what she said in my dealings with my Board of Directors-- and just the way she presented it. Awesome"
"Hallelujah!!! As I walked through the flakes of snow last night I tried to imagine how we lesbians, by coming together can, should, and WOULD make a difference in this smothering society! An inspiring, thought-provoking & motivating evening! I left with a new sense of purpose... hope others did too...! Singing with my sisters... amen!
"I really enjoyed the evening and i need to hear more... and get our other sisters out to this type of event. We need to share the knowledge so that we, as women, CAN excel and succeed in this man-driven society and our own community."
"Tons of fun and quite edifying..."
"It was a blast!"
"... we had a wonderful time! Great songs! I think I found my true calling tonight..."
Testimonials from Vermont Tent Revival:
"The inspiring, acknowledging, synaptic excitement that you created here is continuing. It has sparked a greater connectedness in our relationship and some very intense and needed talking with each other about our deep emotional stuff." -- Louise Brill, Burlington.
Testimonials from Victoria, BC, Tent Revival:
"Carolyn tapped into lesbian emotional roots that seemed to me to be withering around me. It felt wonderful to have them watered."-- Anonymous
"I have been swallowed by a clever, all-encompassing, multi-layered brainwashing agent that until your revival I thought I was just depressed or that there was something wrong with me. I have been unwittingly starving myself of radical lesbian thinking, sharing, and community... thinking I was okay.... It is time to resurrect my spirit and maybe the spirit of others."-- Diane Carson
Testimonial from Vancouver, BC Tent Revival:
Thank you for infusing some much-needed truth, inspiration, celebration, radical politics, lesbian culture and connection into our community!! Our studio feels like an even more magical and creative place after all the energy that was raised there this weekend! -- Lynda Gerty.