Nov 9, 2016

Born and Raised in a Sect: You are Not Alone - by Lois Kendall Ph.D.


Born and Raised in a Sect: You are Not Alone - by Lois Kendall Ph.D.

What is it like to grow up in a strict religion or sect? Why did my parents become involved in this group? Why do people stare at me? Born and Raised in a Sect answers many, often unspoken, questions and enables the reader to better grasp what the experience of a sect upbringing and recovery from it may be like.

Dr. Kendall is a leading researcher and a passionate advocate of those born and raised in sects. Her book enables the reader to grasp the enormity of the challenges facing this diverse group of people, including:

• the risks and vulnerabilities associated with maltreatment and abuse
• the potential impact on child and adolescent development
• socialization and whether or not the child received state schooling
• how children and young people come to leave sects and what happens to them afterwards
• the practical and emotional challenges they may face, such as stigmatization, loss, trauma, and identity.

All of these issues are addressed, and much more. The voice of those born and raised in sects shines through in the pages of this book, especially through the use of quotes from research participants and autobiographies.

This book will be of interest to academics and those who support this population, such as loved ones, teachers, clinicians, clergy, or other professionals. Of course, those who might receive the most from reading Born and Raised in a Sect are those who themselves have had this experience. May the words of this book soothe your soul and sharpen your mind.

Review by Celeste Jones:

This is the most comprehensive book to date on every aspect of being born into and raised in a sect/cult. It is a must read for anyone wanting to study this field, for those with relatives inside a cult, and for second-generation like me who want to understand where I came from, how I can move forward, and to know that I am not alone.

Celeste Jones, best-selling author of Not Without my Sister: a true story about three sisters who were born and raised in the Children of God (The Family International).

Review by Michael D Langone, Ph.D.:

Dr. Lois Kendall is one of the leading researchers on people born and raised in sects. Her research has illuminated the short- and long-term effects of sect environments. She has also been a passionate advocate for people born and raised in sects, writing and speaking widely about the needs of this underserved population. In this book she presents her findings and advice for the lay public. The book will help those born and raised in sects to adjust to life in a free and open society, tell mental health professionals and clergy how to support the second generation, and educate the general public about often overlooked tyrannies in our midst.

Michael D Langone, Ph.D., editor of Recovery from Cults, a counselling psychologist and Executive Director of the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA).π=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65

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