on 21 May 2013
Just finished this book last night and I really enjoyed it. I have learned what it's like to live as a Mormon and the consequences of leaving it! Martha's family refuse to believe what happened to her as a child and she is effectively ignored and accused of being mentally ill by them. This lady has the courage to speak out and stand up for what she believes and as a female Mormon, it seems that takes guts - which thankfully she has in abundance. I loved her sense of humour and she had me laughing many times throughout the book.
on 26 April 2009
This is a very interesting and enlightening book about what it is like to grow up in the bowels of a religious extremism that has warped the lives of millions. I know, because I too suffered a similar fate and can relate well to and corroborate much of the story this woman tells.
Ms. Beck is the daughter of one of Mormonism's premier apologists, historians and spokesmen, and her courage to speak out and to uncover the lies, coercion and mind control that cripple its members very souls is to be lauded.
A very important book. A must read for anyone who is interested and concerned about the dark role of predatory religion and its effects in and on its members lives. Fascinating!