"Out of the Cocoon"-A Young Woman's Courageous Flight from the Grip of a Religious Cult
Brenda Lee’s heart-wrenching, yet inspiring tale about her battle to escape from the Watchtower Jehovah Witness after enduring years of dysfunction and abuse.
[ClickPress, Thu Nov 17 2005] The author begins by reliving the innocence of childhood as she nostalgically transports you back in time to a 100-year-old farm in rural Pennsylvania, where she filled her carefree days by swinging from vines, raising farm animals as pets, romping through the forests, and plunging from the hayloft. Once “The Friends” knock on the door, however, Brenda Lee’s childhood and innocence dramatically disappear.
But the author refuses to become a victim and, like a butterfly, she learns to change the world within her when her external world becomes unbearable. After surviving years of stifling oppression and isolation, she emerges from her cocoon and learns some startling things about her family, this “wicked world,” and herself. In time, she learns to forgive not only those who tormented her, but also the mother who disowned her.
Anyone who has experienced abuse, alcoholism, single parenthood, depression, or a parent’s rejection will identify with the author’s remarkable journey. Get out the tissues, because in one minute you will cry and in the next you will laugh aloud. Let Brenda Lee take you from the depths of despair to the highest mountain, cast you off, and show you how to spread your wings and fly.
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