Katie was born into a cult. Her family lived there for generations. As she got older, she realized the Elders were keeping secrets from the community. Risking everything, she leaves the cult and searches for the truth.
With the help of outsiders, Katie and her young husband David are put in touch with an organization called Purple Haven, which provides medical care, shelter, counseling and job training to individuals who have escaped from cults. She soon discovers she’s pregnant. With the help of her husband, her therapist, and two friends, Katie learns what it means to have a relationship with God.
Very interesting plot. Easy to get absorbed in the travails of this family. Narration crisp, easy to differentiate between characters. Good book, looking forward to next one.
This is a well written story about a young girl finding herself and defining her relationship with God. It is respectfully written, with relatable characters, and lots of emotion. This book makes you question your own beliefs and wonder if you have the courage to find your own Freedom.
Katie was born into a cult and the first part of the book details the idiosyncrasies of her lifestyle. Girls wear long dresses and long hair, men get first dibs at meal time, spouses are chosen by the elders when a girl is 16-17 and a Bible is the only thing that should be read.
At 17, Katie decides that Zion isn't the place for her so she makes the decision to leave. She has the support of her parents and a young man from the community and together they leave. There are lots of changes and adjustments that happen. Katie and David get married and quickly find support at a community house intended for people in their situation.
Katie has to decide how much she is willing to move on from Zion or if she is going to cling to the old ways. Even though she is free of the cult, she has a lot of learning to do about who she is, who God is to her and how she can be truly free.
There was a lot more internal plot than external plot here as Katie worked through many issues, but the story kept me listening through to the end simply to see if Katie could work through everything. The narration by Rick Barr was excellent and high quality.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
I really liked how this was written and the reading was done pretty good too.
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Overall great experience. I've very much enjoyed listening to this audio book by Rick Barr.
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The whole story was great
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