From a friend on Twitter:
Hi, Ronna! I am thoroughly enjoying your memoir. I can’t put it down. As an exvangelical, I can of course relate. BUT I had no idea how much I would relate to your marriage situation. It is almost identical to what I went through in my second marriage. We were only married three years, and didn’t have children. I can’t imagine how much more difficult it would have been for me to leave after 20 years and four children. My heart definitely goes out to you…and I feel so seen, knowing that other women have gone through what I endured…and felt the same way I did. It also is so encouraging to know I did the right thing leaving when I did. If I didn’t have the support of my friends, I might have stayed with him forever.
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Life After 40 is one of my favorite blogs and has kindly written a review for The Uncomfortable Confessions Of a Preacher’s Kid. Check out his stories about leaving fundamentalism while you’re there!
Life After 40 review.
The owner of Spiritual Abuse.org is a staunch defender of my memoir and I am grateful. This is her Facebook post from yesterday (could be she is getting a little resistance?) My response to anyone upset about my book is: You’re welcome! I wrote it for you!
The Uncomfortable Confessions Of a Preacher’s Kid can be ordered via the Spiritual Abuse Amazon page, if you are interested in supporting their mission. (link at bottom of post)
We’ve been plugging the book for a straight week- have you ordered your copy of The Uncomfortable Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid by Ronna Russell? I believe both former and current United Pentecostal Church members could learn some things by reading this memoir (as well as people from other groups). Many will find themselves relating in various ways to her story.
Some may be hesitant because there is some sexual material in the book, but that can mostly be easily avoided by skipping the first chapter. Others may be leery because Ronna is no longer a Christian, but you might be missing out on learning from her parent’s errors (that’s too mild of a word), something that could be helpful in raising your own children, especially if you are raising PKs. When you see what she went through for all of her childhood, I have to say that it isn’t surprising that she walked away from Christianity. I think she is a brave woman for putting her life out there for all to see and I have no hesitation in recommending her book.
I think she picked a perfect picture for the cover as to me it shows her unhappiness. Things in her life became more sad, lonely and troublesome as the years of her childhood went by. It is what can happen when one is raised in an unhealthy oppressive religious environment and neglected as the ministry and ones career become more important than the needs of ones own family and children.
The Uncomfortable Confessions Of a Preacher’s Kid is moving up Amazon’s ranking, thanks to you kind folks! Therefore I am having a margarita as big as my head.
So much thanks and love for your support and encouragement and willingness to part with $20!
See, when you realize that everything you have been told is a lie or at least just plain wrong then you find yourself free to decide what makes sense to you, how you want to live, and what feels right.
There are a few reviews up for The Uncomfortable Confessions Of a Preacher’s Kid on Goodreads. Thanks to the reader who have added their thoughts-I am so grateful. To those who have ordered the book-I welcome your thoughts, as well!
Read ’em here!