Leaving the Saints
- How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith
- Narrated by: Martha Beck
- Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-11-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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This beautifully written, inspiring memoir explores the powerful yearning toward faith. It offers a rare glimpse inside one of the world's most secretive religions while telling a profoundly moving story of personal courage, survival, and the transformative power of spirituality.
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By Sandi on 07-03-05
Read it and decide for yourself
I found this to be a riveting story and as a third generation Utah Mormon I found her depiction of Mormon culture to be right on. I was raised in Utah, graduated from BYU and served a mission for the LDS Church, and in my opinion, Martha Beck is just telling it like it is. Anyone wanting a glimpse inside the faith will find her account interesting and perhaps disturbing, but just because you don't like the message why shoot the messenger? I found her personal revelations believable and backed up with strong physical evidence despite family denials. I think people should listen to her well written story and decide for themselves.
43 of 56 people found this review helpful
By Gilbert J. Bradshaw on 07-07-05
Not very good
I don't have much to say. I thought that the reader was great, and I love Martha Beck--but this book was not written at the standard of "Expecting Adam." In fact, I kind of got the impression that her story was a little bit on the bogus side. I was quite disappointed.
18 of 34 people found this review helpful