A former lay minister and praise and worship leader recounts discovering she was in a cult and how she found the strength to leave it. With hard-won wisdom and compassion, she wraps up each chapter with insights and life lessons to help the reader identify cult abuse they may be experiencing and to encourage them in their journey to leave it behind. This is a one-of-a-kind self-help memoir on a subject that is considered taboo in the religious world.
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
There are many people abused in religious settings, even cults, who do not recognize the abuse or if they do, they have a hard time leaving it behind. Even after leaving such an experience behind, there are self esteem issues and confusion to be dealt with and healed from. I used my experience and what I learned from it to write a book to help others in similar situations. The inspiration to write the book came from the fact that there are not a lot of books out there that are written to help religious abuse survivors heal and go on with life. It is not a life experience understood by many and it is taboo to talk about it in most religious circles.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
She demanded from the women of the church complete submission and humility during this time of oppressing us ‘in the name of God’, assuming an authority over us she did not rightfully possess. The Jezebel ‘witch hunt’ was the beginning of the end of the church, in my opinion. Any illusion of ‘freedom in Christ’ that any of us might have still believed in was being totally shattered. Looking back, I think this is where inwardly I started to believe that maybe, just maybe, we were in a cult…
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