Out of the Cocoon: A Young Woman's Courageous Flight from the Grip of a Religious Cult

Out of the Cocoon A Young Woman s Courageous Flight from the Grip of a Religious Cult Out of the Cocoon is a heart wrenching yet inspirational tale about the author s escape from a religious cult after enduring decades of dysfunction Take the incredible journey with her as she survive

  • Title: Out of the Cocoon: A Young Woman's Courageous Flight from the Grip of a Religious Cult
  • Author: BrendaLee
  • ISBN: 9781931741651
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • Out of the Cocoon is a heart wrenching, yet inspirational tale about the author s escape from a religious cult after enduring decades of dysfunction Take the incredible journey with her as she survives stifling oppression as a child, physical and emotional abuse as a teenager, and the ultimate tragedy the loss of her family once she becomes an adult See how, like a buttOut of the Cocoon is a heart wrenching, yet inspirational tale about the author s escape from a religious cult after enduring decades of dysfunction Take the incredible journey with her as she survives stifling oppression as a child, physical and emotional abuse as a teenager, and the ultimate tragedy the loss of her family once she becomes an adult See how, like a butterfly, she changes the world within her, as her external world becomes increasingly unyielding This book is a must read for anyone who has experienced abuse, alcoholism, single parenthood, serious depression, or a parent s rejection Discover about your own life through Brenda Lee s introspective, yet humorous flight from insanity Learn how you, too, can emerge Out of the Cocoon to create a future brimming with unconditional love and lasting happiness.

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    1. the similarities between this woman's experiences and the first 20 years of my own life creeped me out beyond belief. my family are considered Jehovah's Witness royalty, being able to count membership back to the beginnings of the cult in the 1800's on both my mother and father's side. i managed to get out after years of fighting, knowing if i left i would lose my family and a lifetime's worth of "friends". a hard price to pay but ultimately i just could not live a lie and i walked away (RAN!) a [...]

    2. Anyone who believes the Jehovah Witness religion is not a dangerous cult need only read Out of the Cocoon to dispel that myth from their mind. This true story of woman's grueling and terrifying entry and life in the JW's will bring tear to anyone's eyes, yet the book, like life, also has its lighter moments. Brenda Lee provides a warning to all people that this doesn't just happen to somebody else and you don't necessarily have to be a believer to have a cult adversely affect your life.

    3. I feel a little badly about my review, mostly because this book is apparently very heartfelt and I'm sure that Lee is a fine person. What she isn't is much of a writer - lots of exclamation points, unnecessary footnotes and general nonsense abound. And not only is the writing poor, but the story itself isn't especially compelling. Lee speaks of being brainwashed by a cult, but it's clear that she never really bought in to the Jehovah's Witness rhetoric, and was simply biding her time until she w [...]

    4. This book bugged me a little. I have a hard time reading authors self reflections on their trials and tribulations, they end up sounding weak and whiny to me. The author talks with horror about getting on the wrong bus one day after work and how that traumatized her for life, that is a little to sensationalized and melodramatic for me.

    5. One brave woman's story about her escape from a cult. I enjoyed Brenda Lee's writing style, she tackles issues head on. I could relate to parts of the book about being tied down to a cult, but also her struggles as a single mom. There are no thrills and spills, this book is just about life and sometimes life just happens.

    6. I bought this book because I have been very interested lately in personal stories of others who, like myself, had been involved in a cult at some point in their lives. I've read some horrific stories of inhumanity, courageous people who fought back, and then some accounts that were simply quite mild in comparison. This book falls in the last group for me. Her book reads like an amateurish self-published journal of a young girl prone to over-sensationalizing the mundane. The writing is poor, the [...]

    7. blah blah blahMy dad would say "get a stool and get over it!"I didn't realize this was a self-help genre book or I wouldn't have picked it up. I thought it would be a lot better. I am also reading "the other side of war". This book cowers in comparison to the things that these women had to go through.One quote I liked was "Common sense is not so common". Isn't that true? And I learned that if you can stay at home with your children, then you are blessed because some mom cannot afford to do it.

    8. Powerful story of survival by a very strong woman. She describes the trauma of losing half her family to the Jehovah's Witness cult

    9. This was one of the books my mum and I read when we first moved here. And I really liked it. I would recommend it for anyone. It has a very good story.

    10. This book is a wonderful read !!I'm not the only one that went through this Jehovah Witness organization and survived !Brenda Lee and I have been blessed !

    11. I've been doing some research on the JW's including reading some memoirs of people who left. I found the author's story to be helpful and informative. The writing is adequate - not great, but interesting enough to read easily. I'm left feeling sad, though, for people who suffer under the tyranny of false religious teaching and never experience Jesus' true grace and love for themselves.

    12. I read this book few years ago and it inspired me to publically stand up against the JW organization. I could relate to Out of the Cocoon 100% and I admire all that Brenda continues to do to expose this dangerous cult.

    13. It was an OK read. First half of the book details how her family was integrated into the JW cult, the second half is about her trying to heal and move on.

    14. Wow this story hit home again and again. So many time I had to step back and give myself some space as painful memories flooded back.

    15. Brenda Lee's story about growing up in the Jehovah's Witnesses and the life long estrangement from her family once she left.

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