Girl at the End of the World

Girl at the End of the World

My Escape From Fundamentalism in Search of Faith With A Future

Book - 2014
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"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
ISBN: 9780307731876
0307731871
Branch Call Number: 277.3083 E799g 2014
Characteristics: x, 213 pages ; 21 cm

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sbennett
Jul 21, 2015

An eye opening look into a legalistic Christian upbringing. Sadly, the author's experience with Christianity was one of oppressive rules and fear, and not the truth and grace of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He told all the 'sinners' to repent, to turn away from their sin, and to go and tell others what God had done for them. Unfortunately, the author had to go through many difficult experiences before she understood this simple precept and the great love that God has for her. Worth reading. :)

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