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This Dark World: A Memoir of Salvation Found and Lost Carolyn S. Briggs

This Dark World: A Memoir of Salvation Found and Lost

Carolyn S. Briggs

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ISBN : 9781582342771
Paperback
320 pages
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A riveting memoir of one womans immersion into Fundamentalist faith and her decision, twenty years later, to leave it all behind.Carolyn Briggs grew up with modest means in the Iowa heartland. Pregnant at seventeen, married a few months later, byMoreA riveting memoir of one womans immersion into Fundamentalist faith and her decision, twenty years later, to leave it all behind.Carolyn Briggs grew up with modest means in the Iowa heartland. Pregnant at seventeen, married a few months later, by the age of eighteen she found herself living in a trailer with no plans beyond having more babies-until she found Jesus. It began innocently enough-a few minutes lingering on the televangelist stations, a cursory look at the Bible-and soon she had wholly given herself over to a radical, apocalyptic New Testament church. Her daily life was permeated with a sense of the divine-she spent hours a day in prayer and Bible study, wore modest clothing, even braced herself for the Rapture every time she heard trumpet music over the supermarket loudspeaker. It was only when her marriage began to unravel that Carolyn dared to question the religious dogma she had embraced for all of her adult life to date.Beautifully written and powerfully told, this memoir is a fascinating look at the nature of faith and the inspiring story of one womans struggle to find her place in the world.