Books About Religious And Ritual Abuse

Safe Passage to Healing:
A Guide for Survivors of Ritual Abuse
Chrystine Oksana

"A real gift to ritual abuse survivors who've only had crumbs in the recovery literature... poignant and insightful." ~ Laura Davis, coauthor of The Courage to Heal
Girl at the End of the World:
My Escape from Fundamentalism in Search of Faith with a Future
Elizabeth Esther

Breaking Their Will:
Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment
Janet Heimlich

A thoroughly researched book that exposes a dark side of faith that most Americans do not know exists - the religious maltreatment of children.
Cartwheels in a Sari:
A Memoir of Growing Up In A Cult
Jayanti Tamm

A memoir of growing up in a cult in mainstream America, being seen as the chosen one of prophesy, her decision to break free and build a new life, and the challenges she faced.
Born into the Children of God:
My life in a religious sex cult and my struggle for survival on the outside
Natacha Tormey

A personal tale of trauma and recovery, and an exposé of the secret world of abuse hidden behind the commune walls.
Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk
Tony DuShane

a surprisingly sweet coming-of-age story told through the eyes of a horny, Jehovah-battered, Watchtower-wielding, door-to-door proselytizer.
Stolen Innocence:
My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
Elissa Wall

Beyond Belief:
My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
Jenna Miscavige Hill

In this memoir, the author offers an insider's profile of the beliefs, rituals, and secrets of the religion that has captured the fascination of millions.
I Fired God:
My Life Inside - and Escape from - the Secret World of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Cult
Jocelyn Zichterman

''This is one edgy, thought-provoking odyssey - from oppressed child to ultimate whistle-blower.'' - Booklist
Call Me Evil, Let Me Go:
A mother's struggle to save her children from a brutal religious cult
Sarah Jones

The author's story of being introduced to a cult early in life, marrying and having a family in the cult, then escaping with her own children.
Banished:
Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church
Lauren Drain

This is the story of Lauren's introduction to the WBC, her adaptation to the life, and her fight to find herself amidst dramatic changes in a world of extremists and subsequently a life in exile.
Escape
Carolyn Jessop

The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman's courageous flight to freedom with her eight children.
Ritual Abuse and Mind Control:
The Manipulation of Attachment Needs
Orit Badouk Epstein, Joseph Schwartz, and Rachel Wingfield Schwartz.

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