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Summary

In 2012, Mormon General Authority Marlin K. Jensen acknowledged that members are leaving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints "in droves". Access to the internet is often credited and blamed for this mass exodus, where members learn about problematic doctrines and cover-ups of LDS history.

Many are happy as Mormons. And many are not. Those who leave, and those doubters who stay face struggles that few others can understand. Much of this suffering is caused by manipulative and controlling techniques pervasive throughout LDS doctrines and culture. Understanding these techniques will help recovering Mormons overcome the effects of belonging to a high-demand group.

As a former Mormon, Luna Lindsey experienced this coercive persuasion firsthand. Recovering Agency presents years of research into social psychology and the science of cult dynamics, to describe 31 mind-control techniques alongside examples of their use in Mormon scripture, lessons, and from the pulpit.

Even if you have never been Mormon, chances are that coercive influence techniques have been used to manipulate you at some point. Listen on and learn the answers to longstanding questions about this unique American religion and about the human mind.

©2013-2014 Luna Flesher Lindsey (P)2016 Luna Flesher Lindsey

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  • Sam Lyman
  • 17-10-18

I highly recommended this book

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand how Mormonism and Mormon authority figures exert mind control. This book draws upon the work of cult experts and is a worthwhile read for anyone who feels like they have been in any kind of cult or mind control group or relationship.

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  • Vincent M. Maysee
  • 28-02-18

excellent!

I was impressed with Ms. Lindsey's knowledge of Mormonism. I'm glad to be out of this cult as well!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-06-17

This book was therapy for me- A MUST READ

Absolutely brilliantly written. The painful awareness of truth resolved the cognitive dissonance and freed me.

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  • T. Hahn
  • 21-04-17

great resource for exiting Mormon

great book, I left mormonism 10 years ago and was still struggling with leftover emotional damage. this book helped to release it

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