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Steven Hassan

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  • Leaving the Witness

  • Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life
  • By: Amber Scorah
  • Narrated by: Amber Scorah
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

A third-generation Jehovah's Witness, Amber Scorah had devoted her life to sounding God's warning of impending Armageddon. She volunteered to take the message to China, where the preaching she did was illegal and could result in her expulsion or worse. Here, she had some distance from her community for the first time. Immersion in a foreign language and culture - and a whole new way of thinking - turned her world upside down, and eventually led her to lose all that she had been sure was true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Astonishing book, delightfully read by the author

  • By Lori DiCola on 06-04-19

Very fresh,honest and personal account. Thought-provoking!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-19

I enjoyed this book immensely and especially liked hearing the authors own voice telling deeply personal things about her journey from being born in a mind control cult, the Jehovahs Witnesses, to Communist China where she encounters a new reality that puts herself back in touch with herself.

  • The Shadow President

  • The Truth About Mike Pence
  • By: Michael D'Antonio, Peter Eisner
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

In this well-rounded, deeply investigated biography, the first full look at the vice president, two award-winning journalists unmask the real Mike Pence. In this landmark biography, Pulitzer Prize winner Michael D’Antonio and Emmy-nominated journalist Peter Eisner follow the path Pence followed from Catholic Democrat to conservative evangelical Republican. As The Shadow President reveals, Mike Pence is the most important and powerful Christian right politician America has ever seen. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Man Who Would Be President

  • By Mari on 09-23-18

Excellent, well researched

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-19

I found this a through well researched and documented book on the man who has staffed the Trump administration and seeks to establish a theocracy and undermine the civil rights of Americans as week as influencing world politics in an extreme direction.

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  • C Street

  • The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy
  • By: Jeff Sharlet
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Guskin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to have reported from inside the C Street House, the Fellowship residence known simply by its Washington, D.C., address. The house has lately been the scene of notorious political scandal, but more crucially, it is home to efforts to transform the very fabric of American democracy. And now, after laying bare its tenants' past in The Family, Sharlet reports from deep within fundamentalism in today's world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Much Of A Sequel

  • By Paul on 11-28-11

Very important content for our times

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-19

Well researched and well written and read! Excellent.
In Trump days, with Pence recruited into the family by Chuck Colson, this is so vital to know about.

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