Girl at the End of the World
My Escape From Fundamentalism in Search of Faith With A FutureBook - 2014 | First edition
"I was raised in a homegrown, fundamentalist Christian group--which is just a shorthand way of saying I'm classically trained in apocalyptic stockpiling, street preaching, and the King James Version of the Bible. I know hundreds of obscure nineteenth-century hymns by heart and have such razor sharp "modesty vision" that I can spot a miniskirt a mile away." In her memoir, readers will recognize questions every believer faces: When is spiritual zeal a gift, and when is it a trap? What happens when a pastor holds unchecked sway over his followers? And how can we leave behind the harm inflicted in the name of God without losing God in the process? By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, "Girl at the End of the World "is a story of the lingering effects of spiritual abuse and the growing hope that God can still be good when His people fail.
Publisher: New York : Convergent Books, 2014
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: x, 213 pages ; 21 cm