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review 2017-05-07 10:55
Finding Freedom- Brittany Nicole Lewis

I was expecting a book full of violence, both physical and psychological, with layers of cruel malevolence driving its agenda. This read isn’t like that. This is a quiet pastiche, a sensitive unravelling of years of mental mind-washing, the story of well-planned escape and months of gradual adjustment to life outside of a closed, controlling community.

Those that expect to read about physical violence and a dangerous escape from it, will be disappointed, unless like me they find something ‘spiritually’ rewarding. This is a book that deals with the evils of abusive control and the immense difficulty victims of such authority have adjusting to the freedoms of liberal society. The subject matter is all North American, but the psychology of it applies wherever individuals struggle to escape constraining ‘walls’. Many of the issues raised are as applicable to whole populations, nations, as they are to individual humans.

The book is well enough written, in a simple non-intrusive style, with ‘christian’ belief strongly emblazoned by Lewis’s words. The read is gentle and rewarding, quietly preaching the author’s private convictions. I feel most comfortable describing this as Christian social drama. I feel that those that have escaped, or are contemplating escape from the dominion of other’s, whether to find their own space with God, or to the most secular of lives, will find this a rewarding read. The cult isn’t defeated but, by the end, its effects on the minds of some are ameliorated. The main lesson is that it isn’t easy to take responsibility for one’s future from a long-term suppressing evil, to risk escape, but that the light at the end of the tunnel can be reached, and is worth reaching for.


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review 2016-01-01 00:00
Brenwyd Legacy - Finding Freedom
Brenwyd Legacy - Finding Freedom - Rosem... Brenwyd Legacy - Finding Freedom - Rosemary Groux,Jack Kotowicz A wonderful conclusion to a wonderful series! I hope Rosemary writes a lot more. There is so much more that she could do, filling in the history of the Brenwyds through time.
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review 2013-03-31 00:00
True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart
True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart - Tara Brach

This is a really good book for beginners in buddhist meditations.

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quote 2012-09-04 23:35
We should always be careful to whom we make ourselves vulnerable
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quote 2012-09-04 21:59
It is when we know who we really are and how utterly dependent we are on God that we best serve Him. That is why Christians who have failed and been properly restored are often the most useful in the Lord's work.
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