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Leaving the Saints is an unforgettable memoir about one woman’s spiritual quest and journey toward faith. As “Mormon royalty” within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Martha Beck was raised in a home frequented by the Church’s high elders—known as the apostles—and her existence was framed by their strict code of conduct. Wearing her sacred garments, she married in a secret temple ceremony—but only after two Mormon leaders ascertained that her “past contained no flirtation with serious sins, such as committing murder or drinking coffee.” She went to church faithfully with the other brothers and sisters of her ward. When her son was born with Down syndrome, she and her husband left their graduate programs at Harvard to return to Provo, Utah, where they knew the supportive Mormon community would embrace them.

However, soon after Martha began teaching at Brigham Young University, she began to see firsthand the Church’s ruthlessness as it silenced dissidents and masked truths that contradicted its published beliefs. Most troubling of all, she was forced to face her history of sexual abuse by one of the Church’s most prominent authorities. This book chronicles her difficult decision to sever her relationship with the faith that had cradled her for so long and to confront and forgive the person who betrayed her so deeply.

This beautifully written, inspiring memoir explores the powerful yearning toward faith. It offers a rare glimpse inside one of the world’s most secretive religions while telling a profoundly moving story of personal courage, survival, and the transformative power of spirituality.

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In a thoughtful examination of faith, bestselling author and life coach Beck chronicles her difficult decision to leave the Mormon church, and her struggle to overcome a dark secret buried in her childhood.

Synopsis:

A memoir of one woman's spiritual quest and journey toward faith. As "Mormon royalty," Beck was raised in a home frequented by the Church's high elders, and her existence was framed by their strict code of conduct. However, soon after Martha began teaching at Brigham Young University, she began to see firsthand the Church's ruthlessness as it silenced dissidents and masked truths that contradicted its published beliefs. Most troubling of all, she was forced to face her history of sexual abuse by one of the Church's most prominent authorities. This book chronicles her difficult decision to sever her relationship with the faith that had cradled her for so long, and to confront and forgive the person who betrayed her so deeply.--Publisher.

About the Author

Life coach Martha Beck writes a monthly column, “Beck on Call,” for O: The Oprah Magazine. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Expecting Adam as well as Finding Your Own North Star and The Joy Diet. She lives with her family in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more about her at marthabeck.com, and join the discussion at leavingthesaints.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307237989
Subtitle:
How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith
Publisher:
Crown Publishers
Author:
Beck, Martha
Author:
Martha Nibley Beck
Author:
Beck, Martha Nibley
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Christianity - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Da
Subject:
Ex-church members
Subject:
Mormons
Subject:
Christianity - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saomts (
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Christianity-Mormon Controversial Literature
Subject:
Christianity - Mormonism
Subject:
Religion Western-Mormonism
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Subject:
Religion Western-Christian Biography
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050216
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
306

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Biography » Religious
Religion » Christianity » Mormon » Mormonism

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Product details 306 pages Random House Incorporated - English 9780307237989 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a thoughtful examination of faith, bestselling author and life coach Beck chronicles her difficult decision to leave the Mormon church, and her struggle to overcome a dark secret buried in her childhood.
"Synopsis" by , A memoir of one woman's spiritual quest and journey toward faith. As "Mormon royalty," Beck was raised in a home frequented by the Church's high elders, and her existence was framed by their strict code of conduct. However, soon after Martha began teaching at Brigham Young University, she began to see firsthand the Church's ruthlessness as it silenced dissidents and masked truths that contradicted its published beliefs. Most troubling of all, she was forced to face her history of sexual abuse by one of the Church's most prominent authorities. This book chronicles her difficult decision to sever her relationship with the faith that had cradled her for so long, and to confront and forgive the person who betrayed her so deeply.--Publisher.
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