by Janis Hutchinson
Based upon her own experience in Mormonism and those of others, the author presents the difficulties and special challenges ex-cultists face when leaving their tightly structured religious community and unique doctrines and entering an orthodox Christian church. Drawing upon the composite experiences of former cult members from the Mormon Church, Unification Church, Hare Krishnas and others, she explains the emotional trauma and difficult questions faced by all who have left cults. Offering a one-of-a-kind counseling tool, the book offers practical, non-technical, suggestions for pastors, counselors and friends seeking to help and encourage ex-cultists through the difficult times of post-conversion stress.
My Review: This book would be extremely helpful for anyone who has been a member of a Cult, for those who minister to ex-cultists, pastors, and counselors. I found it to be highly educational and it focuses on the feelings and experiences of those who have been members of cults. Some of the terminology may be a bit above the average reader's comprehension level. It is written in story form and contains many conversations which take place between a group of folks who gather to support each other through the process of joining a Christian church after leaving a cult.
I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest review.
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