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GapsOfTheGod

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Hope for the hurting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-19

Having recently left fundamental Christianity myself, so much of Megan Phelps-Roper's writing was immediately familiar. Her story reflects the lives of many who have left and are leaving their religions behind. Her intellectual honesty is to be greatly admired and should fly as a flag of hope and light for those who are entrenched in the machine of religion, and unsubstantiated beliefs of every flavour.

In spite of the many forms of horrific shunning, excommunication and social distancing inflicted on those coming out of religious belief, this book (and I) would have you know... 

There is life outside of religious belief.
There is love outside of religious belief.
There is morality outside of religious belief.
There is support outside of religious belief.
There is hope outside of of religious belief.

As for the audiobook itself, it's clear Megan had missed reading aloud, as she poured her all into articulating her story as though it were unfolding before me. So intelligently written. So compassionately written. The whole rainbow of emotion was clear and evident throughout her reading.

I'll be listening to this again very soon.

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Incredibly persuasive arguments!

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-19

Incredibly persuasive arguments for the non-existence of a god. Any honest believer reading this coming away with just as firm a belief as before is suffering from cognitive dissonance on a grand scale.

The narration was great, although there were many many repeated phrases, which were obviously the result of a careless edit.