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Black women are the single most religious demographic in the United States, yet they are among the poorest, least educated, and least healthy groups in the nation. Drawing on the author's own past experience as an evangelical minister and her present work as a secular counselor and researcher, The Ebony Exodus Project makes a direct connection between the church and the plight of black women. Through interviews with African American women who have left the church, the author reveals the shame and suffering often caused by the church - and the resulting happiness, freedom, and sense of purpose these women have felt upon walking away from it. This audiobook calls on other black women to honestly reflect on their relationship with religion and challenges them to consider that perhaps the answers to their problems rest not inside a church, but in themselves.

©2013 Candace R. M. Gorham, LPC (P)2014 Pitchstone Publishing

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Glad this was written

I, too am in life away from many years of church ministry& all the things she described...I would leave myself African conscious, but doubt I'll ever be atheist. But I will be discussing this w/my other preacher friends who have all either left church or who or toying w/leaving...Good is up to something.The liess& religious dogma has finally run its course....

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Long overdue, refreshing take on the black church.

I highly recommend this book to anyone, particularly black women, who are questioning their faith, their beliefs, and their role in the black church, and the black community as a whole.
My deconversion began in 2010, and I never looked back.
I am so glad that I came out from under the delusion and superstition of a belief in a god. As a result, I am a much happier, content, peaceful person, and my only regret is that I wasted all of those years worshipping something that wasn't there.

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  • Dayton, OH United States
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An excellent discussion

I have this book in paperback, but have not had time to read it. After hearing Ms Gorham speak on a podcast I was interested in listening to her book.

The structure of the book doesn’t lend itself well to reading and the fact that Ms Gorham is new to narration shows. However the content of personal stories interwoven with analysis is wonderful. This is an excellent read for any nonbeliever who wants to gain a greater understanding of the different experiences those in the Black American community have. This is also a must read for anyone in the Black American community for self reflection on the role of the Black Church.