Book Review – 13:24: A Story of Faith and Obsession by M. Dolon Hickmon

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer  cross posted from her blog Seeking The Light Book Review: 13:24: A Story of Faith and Obsession by M. Dolon Hickmon A good lesson for me is to never judge a book by its cover, literally. Before I start my review I have to confess that when '13:24' first came to my attention I had no interest in reading it, not even with Vyckie Garrison of NLQ's recommendation. I took one look at the cover, saw the shaggy-haired heavy metal lead singer and the animal skull above and decided this book wasn't something I'd be interested in. I knew there would be descriptions of physical and spiritual abuse and figured I was not going there again because this book would trigger … [Read more...]

No Longer Quivering’s Recommended Reading

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We are updating No Longer Quivering's "recommended reading" list ... any books you'd like to see added? Here's the current list which hasn't been updated in a while. Let us know in the comment section what suggestions you have for this list. Thanks! … [Read more...]

There’s No Easy Way to Get “Well”

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by Lisa Kerr cross posted from her blog My Cult Life A little more backstory on why I took an extended break from the blog: I became a recluse. I’m not about to compare myself to J.D. Salinger, but I will say I understand him. If you don’t know, he’s the author of The Catcher in the Rye. As his book’s popularity grew, Salinger withdrew from the public. He published less new work and cut off contact with people. … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Seeker King

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by Suzanne cross posted from her blog Seeking The Light The Seeker King: A Spiritual Biography of Elvis Presley by Gary Tillery Before opening up this book I thought I knew everything there was to be known in the public realm about Elvis Presley. After all, I grew up in the Deep South, and the Deep South is still a place where the shadow of Elvis looms like a rock and roll Jesus. My mother loved Elvis and my father wasn't a fan of his. I grew up in the 1960s, surrounded by the music of Elvis Presley courtesy of my mother keeping Elvis Presley records on our stereo turntable. My father could not take Elvis serious as a worldwide phenomenon because he'd seen a young unknown Elvis … [Read more...]

The Dark Side of Faith

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by Boze Herrington cross posted from his blog The Talking Llama There is a dark side to religious devotion that is too often ignored or denied. As a means of motivating people to be cruel or inhumane—as a means of inciting evil . . . there may be no more potent force than religion. When the subject of religiously inspired bloodshed comes up, many Americans immediately think of Islamic fundamentalism, which is to be expected in the wake of the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington. But men have been committing heinous acts in the name of God ever since mankind began believing in deities, and extremists exist within all religions . . . Plenty of these religious extremists … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Deracinated Evangelicals?

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by Doug Wilson from the Real Clear Religion site. It all began innocently enough. From the beginning, evangelicals did not want to display the fractiousness of the fundamentalists, but they wanted to do this without giving up their faith in all the same foundational doctrines … [Read more...]

SASBN: Putting an End to the Survivor Wars

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by Vyckie Garrison Breaking free from the absolute control of a cultic group is incredibly hard - it's a soul-wrenching experience and in all honesty, none of us walk away unscathed and completely healthy. Spiritual abuse survivors are hurt, traumatized, damaged and often broken. I wish I … [Read more...]

I’m Coming Out

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by Cindy Foster Ok.  I am finally coming out! I’ve been wanting to do this for a very long time.  It won’t be much of a surprise to many of you since I have posted links to articles … [Read more...]

Spiritual Abuse: A Victim’s Guide to Recovery

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Review by Vyckie Garrison Lisa Kerr, who blogs at My Cult Life, has written a brief (60 pages), but jam-packed victim's guide to recovery from spiritual abuse which is currently available via Amazon digital services. While not specifically geared toward the Quiverfull worldview, Lisa's guide is an NLQ-recommended … [Read more...]

Book Recommendation: A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans

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by Kristen Rosser I remember the excitement I felt when, as a brand-new Christian, I began to explore what kind of life Jesus wanted me to live.  The type of Christianity which I initially encountered was the gentle, fireside faith of the 1970s:  we didn't call … [Read more...]


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