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  1. Escaping the Smoke and Rain: Moving Through and Beyond the Jehovah's Witness Community
    Escaping the Smoke and Rain: Moving Through and Beyond the Jehovah's Witness Community
    Escaping the Smoke and Rain: Moving Through and Beyond the Jehovah's Witness Community
    Escaping the Smoke and Rain: Moving Through and Beyond the Jehovah's Witness Community
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  2. Escaping the Smoke and Rain: Moving Through and Beyond the Jehovah's Witness Community

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Breaking free from the Jehovah’s Witness community would be the test that would become my testimony. There I was climbing the ice-clad rungs of a rickety old ladder, anchored in a bed of snow, hanging Christmas lights for the very first time. I was convinced no other symbol would illumine my debut as brightly or as swiftly as this. It felt exhilarating yet terrifying all at once―like standing on the edge of a precipice fearing that stepping off would either plunge me into death, or somehow, someway, teach me to fly.

So begins the author’s personal journey from enslavement to freedom― one that tragically captures the loss and rediscovery of identity.

Shauna May provides a revelatory look into the life of a religiously divided family―her mother a fiercely zealous Jehovah’s Witness, and her father a geophysicist and selfprofessed atheist. As the family journeys through bizarre reversals of fortune, we are taken to the rugged west coast of Ireland and back to Canada, gazing all the while into the raw existence of a childhood spiraling from riches to rags. Her father’s death propels May into a luminous quest for truth and freedom, a quest with a price attached: to break out of the Order, she must break the ties that bind.

May enlightens the process of learning, unlearning, and relearning certain basic truths while engaging in the struggle involved in walking from and into life anew. Positively written, Escaping the Smoke and Rain is an unforgettable testimony of the transformative power of spirituality.

A portion of proceeds from this book will be donated to Free the Children.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Shauna May
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Word Alive Press
EAN
9781486602773
ISBN
1486602770
Label
Word Alive Press
Manufacturer
Word Alive Press
MPN
090054
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
174
PartNumber
090054
PublicationDate
2014-08-06
Publisher
Word Alive Press
Studio
Word Alive Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Shauna May has a way with words, presenting honestly her inner thoughts and ideas, describing her own life and those of her parents frankly and succinctly, taking us on a journey fraught with mental, emotional and spiritual conflict. A biography of 150 pages is a rarity. Most autobiographers are full of themselves to the extent of hundreds of pages. But in these pages May covers all we need to know without unnecessary elaboration, aimless wandering or descents into self-pity. Her introspections are grounded in rationality. Her sense of humour is palpable. Her conclusions are credible. And, thankfully, she does not get preachy. In conclusion we get the impression that seeing the rainbow provides her with enough joyful redemption without having to pursue a promissory pot of gold at its end.

This book once more confirmed my suspicion that religions are human constructs. Even those who espouse a particular theology or passel of doctrines entertain individualized... Read more
A very enjoyable and compelling read!,
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