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Unfollow - A Journey from Hatred to Hope, leaving the Westboro Baptist Church (Hardcover): Megan Phelps-Roper

Unfollow - A Journey from Hatred to Hope, leaving the Westboro Baptist Church (Hardcover)

Megan Phelps-Roper

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LOUIS THEROUX: 'For anyone who enjoyed Hillbilly Elegy or Educated, Unfollow is an essential text' PANDORA SYKES: 'Such a moving, redemptive, clear-eyed account of religious indoctrination' NICK HORNBY: 'A beautiful, gripping book about a singular soul, and an unexpected redemption' DOLLY ALDERTON: 'A modern-day parable for how we should speak and listen to each other' JON RONSON: 'Her journey - from Westboro to becoming one of the most empathetic, thoughtful, humanistic writers around - is exceptional and inspiring' An Amazon Best Book of 2019 As featured on the BBC documentaries, 'The Most Hated Family in America' and 'Surviving America's Most Hated Family' It was an upbringing in many ways normal. A loving home, shared with squabbling siblings, overseen by devoted parents. Yet in other ways it was the precise opposite: a revolving door of TV camera crews and documentary makers, a world of extreme discipline, of siblings vanishing in the night. Megan Phelps-Roper was raised in the Westboro Baptist Church - the fire-and-brimstone religious sect at once aggressively homophobic and anti-Semitic, rejoiceful for AIDS and natural disasters, and notorious for its picketing the funerals of American soldiers. From her first public protest, aged five, to her instrumental role in spreading the church's invective via social media, her formative years brought their difficulties. But being reviled was not one of them. She was preaching God's truth. She was, in her words, 'all in'. In November 2012, at the age of twenty-six, she left the church, her family, and her life behind. Unfollow is a story about the rarest thing of all: a person changing their mind. It is a fascinating insight into a closed world of extreme belief, a biography of a complex family, and a hope-inspiring memoir of a young woman finding the courage to find compassion for others, as well as herself. --- 'A gripping story, beautifully told . . . It takes real talent to produce a book like this. Its message could not be more urgent' Sunday Times 'Hate's kryptonite' Washington Examiner 'An exceptional book' The Times 'A nuanced portrait of the lure and pain of zealotry' New York Times 'Unfolds like a suspense novel . . . A brave, unsettling, and fascinating memoir about the damage done by religious fundamentalism' NPR

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Imprint: Riverrun Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2019
First published: 2019
Authors: Megan Phelps-Roper
Dimensions: 240 x 156 x 33mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 978-1-78747-800-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > Protestantism & Protestant Churches
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > Christian & quasi-Christian cults & sects
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > Protestantism & Protestant Churches > Baptist Churches
Books > Biography > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian & quasi-Christian cults & sects
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Protestantism & Protestant Churches
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Protestantism & Protestant Churches > Baptist Churches
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict > General
Books > Christianity
Books > Christianity > Christian & quasi-Christian cults & sects
Books > Christianity > Protestantism & Protestant Churches
Books > Christianity > Protestantism & Protestant Churches > Baptist Churches
LSN: 1-78747-800-9
Barcode: 9781787478008

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