Poetry For Those Who Are Hurting

by Cynthia McClaskey



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/27/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781468566178
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781477259900

About the Book

This book is a collection of poems that reflect: · the struggles that take place in a person's heart when all the foundations upon which they have come to rely are disintegrated; · the effects of religious bondage on the family relationships; · when everything a person has come to believe is found to be rooted in lies and doctrines of men, not truth. · when one's faith is challenged and all those that you thought were friends, become alien and even enemies because of doctrinal differences and beliefs. · the battles that rage in the mind when gossip and slander become prevalent in the church. And lastly, · how church leaders use their position as a cloak of righteousness to mask their evil ways. The message that is ultimately conveyed is that, despite all these things, we all go through difficult times because of abuse by others, the church, church leaders and close friends; but, God is always there to see you through. He will walk beside you when no one else will. He will strengthen and guide you even amidst a faltering faith. He will extend to each and every one of us his compassion, grace, forgiveness and love; while religion tells us we are castaways for leaving the church.

About the Author

Cynthia McClaskey is a fundamentalist cult survivor that, during her time involved in a legalistic cult, and after exiting, used poetry and historical studies as a means of coping with the aftermath that ensued. Poetry and writing became the means that enabled her to de-brainwash and overcome the stronghold of an abusive church system and its false doctrines. She is also the author of Religion's Cell, a book that exposes the doctrines of the church that have led to the bondage and abuse of women and children worldwide throughout the ages.