Leaving the Saints

Leaving the Saints

Author: Martha Beck

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307237989

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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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.
Leaving the Saints
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Martha Beck
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-03-01 - Publisher: Crown

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
Leaving the Saints
Language: en
Pages: 607
Authors: Martha Nibley Beck
Categories: Ex-church members
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

Martha Beck reveals what her life was like and her shattering secret that led to her reevaluation of her life and her faith.
Leaving the Saints
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Martha Nibley Beck
Categories: Adult child sexual abuse victims
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Piatkus Books

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.
Leaves from my Journal
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: W. Woodruff
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-06 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

Reproduction of the original: Leaves from my Journal by W. Woodruff
Mormonism: A Historical Encyclopedia
Language: en
Pages: 449
Authors: W. Paul Reeve, Ardis E. Parshall
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-13 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Covering its historic development, important individuals, and central ideas and issues, this encyclopedia offers broad historical coverage of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. • 140 entries on individuals, places, events, and issues • An overview section of six essays tracing the history of Mormonism from Joseph Smith's