By Cami Ostman, Susan Tive
Beyond Belief addresses what occurs while ladies of utmost religions choose to stroll away. Editors Susan Tive (a former Orthodox Jew) and Cami Ostman (a de-converted fundamentalist born-again Christian) have compiled a set of strong own tales written by means of girls of various a long time, races, and spiritual backgrounds who proportion one commonality: they’ve all skilled and rejected severe religions.
Covering quite a lot of non secular communities—including Evangelical, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, Calvinist, Moonie, and Jehovah’s Witness—and containing contributions from authors like Julia Scheeres (Jesus Land), the tales in Beyond Belief exhibit how those girls turned concerned, what their lives have been like, and why they got here to the choice to ultimately abandon their faiths. The authors shed a vivid mild at the inflexible expectancies and misogyny so frequently outfitted into non secular orthodoxy, but additionally they clarify the lure—why such a lot of girls are interested in those life, what they locate that’s appealing approximately dwelling a non secular existence, and why leaving should be not just very tricky but additionally bittersweet.
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Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religions by Cami Ostman, Susan Tive