- Publisher: Apocryphile Press
- ISBN: 1933993235
Have you been harmed by toxic religion? Learn how to recover and reclaim your life.
Psychologist Marlene Winell is uniquely qualified to address the subject of this book. In addition to her personal experience with leaving fundamentalist religion, she has worked with clients recovering from religion for 28 years. She is known for coining the term Religious Trauma Syndrome.
Leaving the Fold is a self-help book that examines the effects of authoritarian religion (fundamentalist Christianity in particular) on individuals who leave the faith. The concrete steps for healing are useful for anyone in recovery from toxic religion.
In this book you’ll discover:
- what you can expect about stages of religious recovery
- information about the key issues of recovery
- relevant family dynamics
- the power of manipulations
- motivations for belonging and for leaving religion
- specific steps for healing and reclaiming life
- •urther steps for rebuilding life in the present
Leaving the Fold is the only self-help psychology book on the subject of religious recovery. The accessible, compassionate writing is ideal for the reader who needs clear information and concrete help. Buy Leaving the Fold and begin your healing journey today!
“This book by psychologist Marlene Winell provides valuable insights into the dangers of religious indoctrination and outlines what therapists and victims can do to reclaim a healthier human spirit…. Both former believers searching for a new beginning and those just starting to subject their faith to the requirements of simple common sense, if not analytical reason, may find valuable assistance in these pages.” —Steve Allen, author and entertainer
“Leaving the Fold is a unique and invaluable guide to the psychological harm done by Christian fundamentalism. Dr. Winell’s book is practical, relevant, and altogether real.” —Dr. Edmund Cohen, author of The Mind of the Bible Believer
“Leaving the Fold is invaluable to those who have gone through the ordeal of religious addiction, abuse, and disillusionment, and who need a recovery plan. I highly recommend this book not only to the wounded, but also urge all pastors to study it carefully and then reassess their own ministries. Dr. Marlene Winell has made a most important contribution to deal with the most heart-wrenching of experiences.” —Rev. Austin Miles, author of Don’t Call Me Brother and Setting the Captives Free