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Leaving The Fold

Author : Marlene Winell
ISBN : 1933993235
Genre : Psychology
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Have you been harmed by toxic religion? Learn how to recover and reclaim your life. Psychologist Marlene Winell is uniquely qualified to address the subject of this book. In addition to her personal experience with leaving fundamentalist religion, she has worked with clients recovering from religion for 28 years. She is known for coining the term Religious Trauma Syndrome. Leaving the Fold is a self-help book that examines the effects of authoritarian religion (fundamentalist Christianity in particular) on individuals who leave the faith. The concrete steps for healing are useful for anyone in recovery from toxic religion. In this book you'll discover: - what you can expect about stages of religious recovery - information about the key issues of recovery - relevant family dynamics - the power of manipulations - motivations for belonging and for leaving religion - specific steps for healing and reclaiming life - further steps for rebuilding life in the present Leaving the Fold is the only self-help psychology book on the subject of religious recovery. The accessible, compassionate writing is ideal for the reader who needs clear information and concrete help. Buy Leaving the Fold and begin your healing journey today

Leaving The Fold

Author : Edward T. Babinski
ISBN : 9781615921676
Genre : Religion
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The individual statements and recollections are clearly, thoughtfully, and intelligently presented, and documentation is thorough. A useful addition to church, academic, and larger public library collections. -Library JournalThis riveting collection shows the struggle in breaking with one's faith and searching for meaning in life. -Polish-American JournalImportant guidance for people struggling to think for themselves and offers encour- agement to find their own way into the wide world of free religious choice as essential to the growth of a mature faith. Highly recommended for people considering a more open approach to religious choice. -The Reader's Review. . .sharp commentary and abundant documentation presenting an interesting introduction to fundamentalism. -Baptists Today. . . a revealing picture of what attracts people to fundamentalism and what can drive believers away from it. -Reference & Research Book NewsThe book was recently removed from the shelves of the Anderson County Public Library in South Carolina (Babinski's home state), due to complaints from patrons. The book contains nearly three dozen first-hand testimonies from former fundamentalists who have become liberal Christians, agnostics or atheists. According to Babinski, 'I've tried to get the local newspaper to interview me since writing my book, but they never had the time. Sales have been slow. Now, miracle of miracles, the book is being mentioned in newspapers, television and radio. God bless those Christians!' -The Secular Humanist BulletinIt is a very thought-provoking book which discusses almost every aspect of the fundamentalist viewpoint. -Perspectives on Science and Christian FaithThe thin-skinned will not appreciate the book. The mature and secure will find it highly instructive, if occasionally unsettling. -Biblical Viewpoint

Leaving The Fold

Author : James W. Ure
ISBN : IND:30000076280274
Genre : Religion
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In the eyes of their church they are lost sheep. They have fond memories of church, but they have reasons for leaving -- which James Ure discovers in these remarkable interviews with eighteen high profile Mormons. The surprising and revealing commentaries are as varied as the people themselves. Politics of gender and politics in general, guilt over unachievable perfection, and an inability to accept the basic tenets of Mormonism are among the thoughtful, often touching expressions by people who left active Mormonism to find their own personal path to salvation and meaning in life. It is Ure's hope that this work will help "active" Mormon neighbors better understand their "wayward" friends.

Leaving The Fold

Author : C. V. Conner, Ph.d.
ISBN : 9781430320005
Genre : Self-Help
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In my mind, "Leaving The Fold" encompasses so much more than just "learning about interracial relationships." It's about learning maturity, success, and happiness on your own terms. I'm proud of this book because it's a culmination of everything I have learned about racial and cultural differences, and the joys and pains of interracial relationships. It has been nesciently stated that black men date and marry across racial lines because: 1. White, Asian, Hispanic women are more beautiful. 2. Black women are mean and impossible to get along with. 3. All black men crave Caucasian women, and at least a hundred more tales of bravery. "Leaving The Fold" was written to put an end to all such nonsense by revealing the ONE and only reason why professional black men consciously choose to date and marry outside of our race.

Leaving The Jewish Fold

Author : Todd Endelman
ISBN : 9781400866380
Genre : History
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The definitive history of conversion and assimilation of Jews in Europe and America from the eighteenth century to the present Between the French Revolution and World War II, hundreds of thousands of Jews left the Jewish fold—by becoming Christians or, in liberal states, by intermarrying. Telling the stories of both famous and obscure individuals, Leaving the Jewish Fold explores the nature of this drift and defection from Judaism in Europe and America from the eighteenth century to today. Arguing that religious conviction was rarely a motive for Jews who became Christians, Todd Endelman shows that those who severed their Jewish ties were driven above all by pragmatic concerns—especially the desire to escape the stigma of Jewishness and its social, occupational, and emotional burdens. Through a detailed and colorful narrative, Endelman considers the social settings, national contexts, and historical circumstances that encouraged Jews to abandon Judaism, and factors that worked to the opposite effect. Demonstrating that anti-Jewish prejudice weighed more heavily on the Jews of Germany and Austria than those living in France and other liberal states as early as the first half of the nineteenth century, he reexamines how Germany's political and social development deviated from other European states. Endelman also reveals that liberal societies such as Great Britain and the United States, which tolerated Jewish integration, promoted radical assimilation and the dissolution of Jewish ties as often as hostile, illiberal societies such as Germany and Poland. Bringing together extensive research across several languages, Leaving the Jewish Fold will be the essential work on conversion and assimilation in modern Jewish history for years to come.

Scarne S Magic Tricks

Author : John Scarne
ISBN : 048642779X
Genre : Games & Activities
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Read minds! Make objects disappear and then reappear! One of the great magicians of all time reveals how to perform 200 masterful deceptions without training or special equipment to audiences of all sizes.

The Colonel

Author : Alexander Bayly
ISBN : 9781452055503
Genre : Fiction
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Having witnessed a number of unlawful deeds for which, either because of political constraints or shear ineptitude, proper justice is denied, "The Colonel" engages in his own methods of retribution. Over time and with a much wider sympathy with his motives than he might have presupposed, he is instrumental in establishing a covert organization that increasingly permeates society at large. That is, until a certain turn of events leads to his own arrest and imprisonment. The events that prompt this highly decorated and very courageous military officer to take the law into his own hands provide a fascinating view of contemporary life.

Blood Of The Prophets

Author : Will Bagley
ISBN : 9780806186849
Genre : Religion
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The massacre at Mountain Meadows on September 11, 1857, was the single most violent attack on a wagon train in the thirty-year history of the Oregon and California trails. Yet it has been all but forgotten. Will Bagley’s Blood of the Prophets is an award-winning, riveting account of the attack on the Baker-Fancher wagon train by Mormons in the local militia and a few Paiute Indians. Based on extensive investigation of the events surrounding the murder of over 120 men, women, and children, and drawing from a wealth of primary sources, Bagley explains how the murders occurred, reveals the involvement of territorial governor Brigham Young, and explores the subsequent suppression and distortion of events related to the massacre by the Mormon Church and others.

Reason With Compassion

Author : Glenn M. Hardie
ISBN : 9781465326447
Genre : Philosophy
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This book has been written as a kind of primer in humanistic thought for the benefit of others who, like myself, are not profound scholars of philosophy or religion. All of the information in this book came from readily available sources, such as public lectures, libraries, and bookstores. It is directed towards ordinary people who have to work at other things for a living, and who thus may not have the time, money, facility, or inclination to permit extensive and detailed study of matters pertaining to humanism. The book is also directed towards that vast and rapidly increasing number of humans who do not subscribe to any particular religion, and who may find in this book the expression of their own developed or latent humanism. Many people are simply not aware of the lengthy existence and growing significance of the Humanist Movement. They may be relieved to discover, as I was, that they are not alone, and to know that a channel exists into which they may direct their thoughts, energies, and support, if they should so choose to assist in improving the only world in which we all have to live.

The Intermarium

Author : Jonathan Levy
ISBN : 9781581123692
Genre : History
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Pub_AbstractText: This thesis proposes an alternative governance structure for east central Europe - the Intermarium. The Intermarium is based on the development of a supplementary federal structure capable of controlling factionalism and nationalism utilizing concepts from James Madison's Tenth Federalist. In particular, James Madison's approach to mitigating and preventing the formation of dangerous factions is found to be compatible with preexisting notions of federalism in east central Europe and offers a potential regional political solution that merits further study. In reaching the above proposal, the concepts of Wilsonian national self -determination, Pan European federalism, functionalism and historical east central European variants of federalism are explored along with their leading personalities. At the author's request over 100 previously unknown documents were declassified by a variety of intelligence agencies including the CIA, Army Counterintelligence, and FBI. In addition, three lengthy interviews were conducted with former American intelligence agent, William Gowen, who in 1947 and 1948 investigated and worked with several of the organizations and individuals profiled. The tragic history of east central Europe in the 20th Century consisted of bloody ethnic conflict, foreign invasion, and occupation with the lingering effects still evident today. While there is persuasive authority to suggest that the future for east central Europe is one of harmonious relations, liberal democracy and economic prosperity other forecasts predict decades yet of bloody conflict as the Russian Federation and its borderlands resolve rivalries fueled by national self-determination and irredentism. By developing a federal alternative to the European Union to be know popularly as the Intermarium, east central Europe might effectively pool its resources and meet the foreign relations and security challenges unique to the region rather than relying upon far away Brussels in the event of a crisis. Regional federation as exemplified by east central Europe's unique heritage may prove to be just the bridging mechanism needed to accelerate the goal of Pan Europe or provide a safe harbor from conflict in the event of the EU's inability to address future crises.

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