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User Review  - coolmama - LibraryThing

I found her writing to be funny, honest and witty. Martha Beck, daughter of a high ranking Mormon family left Utah to go to Harvard. When she returns home, a place she feels will be an easier and more ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - bobbieharv - LibraryThing

Fascinating story (memoir) about her early abuse by her father, a revered LDS elder and teacher at BYU. Some of the satiric writing was a bit over the top - but lots of interesting Morman stories. Read full review

Review: Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith

User Review  - Eden - Goodreads

I seem to be reading all of Martha Beck's books now. This one really tests her sense of humor as she describes some horrific childhood memories that resurfaced as she was conducting sociological ... Read full review

Review: Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith

User Review  - Trudy - Goodreads

The author tells her journey to understand her past and find her spiritual self. Fascinating story. Read full review

Review: Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith

User Review  - Ellyn - Goodreads

The author was raised in a strict Mormon home in Provo, Utah, her father one of the church's high authorities. When their son is born with Down syndrome, Martha and her husband leave their graduate ... Read full review

Review: Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith

User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

The wonderfully written story of a woman who bravely left the Mormon Church because of many reasons, including sexual abuse. I hadn't realized what a complete package Mormonism is. Since she left it ... Read full review

Review: Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith

User Review  - Ange - Goodreads

I read it about the same time I read John Krakauer's book "Under the Banner of Heaven", so a comparison of the two always stands out in my mind. Under the Banner of Heaven gives us a look at the ... Read full review

Review: Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith

User Review  - Jill - Goodreads

I picked this book up at my library for two reasons, one being, that I don't know a lot about Mormonism, and two, it looked like an interesting memoir of someone's critical look at their faith. The ... Read full review

Review: Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith

User Review  - Terrie - Goodreads

This book was not what I expected. I can't say as I entirely followed all the spiritual experiences, but Beck is an excellent writer, and it was a much deeper treatment of Mormon beliefs and culture ... Read full review


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