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Here are the best audiobooks that will be released this month…
(Some of these are new books, others are older books just released as audiobooks)
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[easyazon_link identifier=”B07DQV274T” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free[/easyazon_link]
Linda Kay Klein
Read By: The Author
From a woman who has been there and back, the first inside look at the devastating effects evangelical Christianity’s purity culture has had on a generation of young women – in a potent combination of journalism, cultural commentary, and memoir.
In the 1990s, a “purity industry” emerged out of the white evangelical Christian culture. Purity rings, purity pledges, and purity balls came with a dangerous message: girls are potential sexual “stumbling blocks” for boys and men, and any expression of a girl’s sexuality could reflect the corruption of her character. This message traumatized many girls – resulting in anxiety, fear, and experiences that mimicked the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder – and trapped them in a cycle of shame.
This is the sex education Linda Kay Klein grew up with.
Fearing being marked a Jezebel, Klein broke up with her high school boyfriend because she thought God told her to, and took pregnancy tests though she was a virgin, terrified that any sexual activity would be punished with an out-of-wedlock pregnancy. When the youth pastor of her church was convicted of sexual enticement of a 12-year-old girl, Klein began to question the purity-based sexual ethic. She contacted young women she knew, asking if they were coping with the same shame-induced issues she was. These intimate conversations developed into a 12-year quest that took her across the country and into the lives of women raised in similar religious communities – a journey that facilitated her own healing and led her to churches that are seeking a new way to reconcile sexuality and spirituality.
Sexual shame is by no means confined to evangelical culture; Pure is a powerful wake-up call about our society’s subjugation of women.
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[easyazon_link identifier=”B07H39446Z” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays)[/easyazon_link]
Read By: Cassandra Campbell
In this powerful and wide-ranging collection of essays, Rebecca Solnit turns her attention to the war at home. This is a war, she says, “[W]ith so many casualties that we should call it by its true name, this war with so many dead by police, by violent ex-husbands and partners and lovers, by people pursuing power and profit at the point of a gun or just shooting first and figuring out who they hit later.”
To get to the root of these American crises, she contends that “[T]o acknowledge this state of war is to admit the need for peace”, countering the despair of our age with a dose of solidarity, creativity, and hope.
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