- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Haven Publishing; 1 edition (14 Oct. 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0473336804
- ISBN-13: 978-0473336806
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.7 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 547,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Reparation: A spiritual Journey Paperback – 14 Oct 2015
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About the Author
Maria Hall was born into an Irish Catholic family in Auckland, New Zealand. After leaving school she completed a Bachelor of Music at Auckland University and a Diploma of Teaching at Auckland College of Education, before studying Theology and Scripture at Chanel Institute (Auckland) and Yarra Theological College (Melbourne, Australia). Her decision to enter the convent took her around the world, eventually leading her to Seville, Spain. Her first book: Reparation – a spiritual journey, is aptly titled and deeply personal.
Top Customer Reviews
Profound. A memoir which will really make you think, and feel. You can't fail to be touched by this and remember it for a long time after you've read it. An amazing memoir which absolutely blew me away.
By the time she returns home to New Zealand, with her self-esteem at an all-time low, her family have become members of a cult - a discredited Catholic sect led by a charlatan. To try to atone for her sins, Maria decides to move to Spain to become a devotee of the breakaway sect and become a nun in a silent order. For eight years Maria endures the hardships required of the devout: only to find that the leader of the sect, blah blah is a fake.
Reparation is a clear-eyed and honest account of one woman's ability to turn her life around after all the suffering she endured. It is written without a shred of self-pity or melodrama and stayed with me long after I finished reading it.
The book is beautifully written and is a very fine accomplishment from a talented author.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having just read this book I am loath to start another, as Reparation is still with me, and I don't want to let it go yet. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Juanita
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I personally found this book totally believable. It could seem unreal that an innocent young woman could have been so influenced by... Read more
Loved this book. So interesting reading about the secretive cult of Palmar.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was the first memoir I have ever read and I am so glad I have come across it. This book opened a window into the world that up until now was a complete mystery to me. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This a true story of a woman who joined several austere religious orders in her life in an attempt to find her inner self. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dakotaboy
I enjoyed this book. I recognized a lot of the same situations I experienced while growing up in a very Catholic Family. Read morePublished 6 months ago by JallaAngell