You Are Your Own

A Reckoning with the Religious Trauma of Evangelical Christianity
Narrated by: Jamie Lee Finch
Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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Rooted in her experiences growing up in an evangelical Christian family, Jamie Lee Finch’s You Are Your Own offers an overview of evangelicalism and the painful confusion and anxiety experienced under its demands. 

Finch explores the mechanisms of trauma and how fundamentalist denominations match the patterns connected with PTSD. She elaborates on the doubt, guilt, fear, and grief that haunt those leaving the evangelical faith and offers an approach to help them recover healthy self-worth and resilience.

A socio-historical autobiographical analysis of evangelical Christianity's religious trauma, You Are Your Own emerges from Finch's reconnaissance on her own life - her journals, stories, trauma - and offers advocacy for everyone harmed by fundamentalist faith.

Jamie Lee Finch is a sexuality and embodiment coach, intuitive healer, self-conversation facilitator, sex witch, and poet. You can learn about Jamie’s work at JamieLeeFinch.com

©2019 Jamie Lee Finch (P)2019 Jamie Lee Finch

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great content.

content is great. I'd suggest a physical copy of the book over the audio.

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Puts words to unspeakable experiences

I grew up Evangelical. I didn't suffer any overt abuses in my 25 years in the church. But even years later, I am still unearthing problems I can trace back to those core beliefs. Jamie Lee Finch's work gives context to my experience, offers terms and explanations to its many effects, and - most importantly - she shows me I'm not alone.

[I also highly recommend listening to her podcast appearances to hear her in a less formal setting]

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Groundbreaking

Jamie’s work is groundbreaking. This work could not be more timely. Her reading of the text is soothing and calm. The opposite of typical dialogue around this subject matter. Jamie names Evangelical Christianity for what it is while simultaneously creating a space for the reader to listen to their body, come to a deeper understanding of what their body is saying, and to then act autonomous from the authoritarian structures that have ruled over the wonder and goodness of the human experience for so long. Jamie’s work is a paradigm shift. To Jamie and those involved in this work. Thank you.

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Academic and personal

This book powerfully combines academic analysis with personal story. That is an incredibly difficult combination, and Jamie does it beautifully. Absolutely amazing for everyone who has struggled with an evangelical past.

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Hard to read, but in a good way

I could relate to many of the points made in this book. I would prefer to have it written Vs spoken to, the author spoke in a very mono tone voice. Beautiful story and worth sharing

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Excellent look into evangelicalism and the trauma that it has bestowed on several generations but it's now being recognized as a departure from the Divine

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Telling account

This is a telling account of how one girls life was dramatically impacted by conservative fundamentalist doctrine. While I don't agree with her on all counts, there was much of her story I could relate to.