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Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Broadway Books
Publication date April 25, 2006
Pages 336
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307335999
ISBN-10 0307335992
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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Summary
In a moving and inspirational memoir of faith, the author of Finding Your Own North Star describes growing up within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, her decision to speak out publicly of her criticism of the church, and her difficult decision to leave the Mormon church to pursue her own transforming search for spirituality. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 in an existence framed by the strictest code of conduct. As an adult, she moved to the east coast, outside of her Mormon enclave for the first time in her life. When her son was born with Down syndrome, Martha and her husband left their graduate programs at Harvard to return to Utah, where they knew the supportive Mormon community would embrace them.

But when she was hired to teach at Brigham Young University, Martha was troubled by the way the Church’s elders 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. The New York Times bestseller Leaving the Saints chronicles Martha’s 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.

Leaving the Saints 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.

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Hardcover
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from Crown Pub (February 16, 2005)
9780609609910 | details & prices | 306 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $24.95
About: The author describes growing up within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, her public criticism of the church, and her difficult decision to leave the Mormon church to pursue her own search for spirituality.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Broadway Books (April 25, 2006)
9780307335999 | details & prices | 336 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.95
About: A memoir of one woman's spiritual quest and journey toward faith.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Abridged edition from Random House (March 1, 2005)
9780739317792 | details & prices | List price $25.00
About: The author describes growing up within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, her public criticism of the church, and her difficult decision to leave the Mormon church to pursue her own search for spirituality.

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