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The Resource Post-traumatic church syndrome : one woman's desperate, funny, and healing journey to explore 30 religions by her 30th birthday, Reba Riley

Post-traumatic church syndrome : one woman's desperate, funny, and healing journey to explore 30 religions by her 30th birthday, Reba Riley

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Post-traumatic church syndrome : one woman's desperate, funny, and healing journey to explore 30 religions by her 30th birthday
Title
Post-traumatic church syndrome
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one woman's desperate, funny, and healing journey to explore 30 religions by her 30th birthday
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Reba Riley
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One woman's desperate, funny, and healing journey to explore 30 religions by her 30th birthday
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eng
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Written with humour and personality, this memoir recounts a woman s spiritual quest of experiencing thirty religions before her thirtieth birthday. This book is for questioners, doubters, misfits, and seekers of all faiths, and tackles the universal struggle to heal what life has broken. On her twenty-ninth birthday, while guests were arriving downstairs, Reba Riley was supposedly upstairs getting dressed. In actuality, she was slumped on the floor sobbing about everything from the meaning of life to the pile of dirty laundry on the floor. Life without God was crashing in on her. And she was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. She uttered a desperate prayer, and then the idea came to her thirty by thirty. And thus she embarked on a year-long quest to experience thirty religions by her thirtieth birthday. During her spiritual sojourn, Riley: -Was interrogated about her sex life by Amish grandmothers -Disco danced in a Buddhist temple -Fasted for thirty days without food or wine -Washed her lady parts in a mosque bathroom -Was audited by Scientologists -Learned to meditate with an urban monk -Snuck into a Yom Kippur service with a fake grandpa in tow -And finally discovered she didn t have to choose a religion to choose God In a debut memoir that is funny and earnest, Riley invites questioners, doubters, misfits, and curious believers to participate in the universal search to heal what life has broken. This book takes you by the hand and reminds you that sometimes you first have to be lost in order to be found
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"A woman about to turn 30 and dealing with health challenges finds that she wants to reconnect with faith, just not with the religion she was raised in. She decides to visit 30 different faith traditions before she turns 30, and finds that her journey encompasses more than just visiting different houses of worship"--
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10416345
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Riley, Reba
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200.973
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no index present
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non fiction
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True
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  • Riley, Reba
  • Riley, Reba
  • Religions
  • Coeliac disease
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adult
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a memoir of humor and healing in 30 religions
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Post-traumatic church syndrome : one woman's desperate, funny, and healing journey to explore 30 religions by her 30th birthday, Reba Riley
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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000057210447
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 354 pages
Isbn
9781501125676
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(paperback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)920450883
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Post-traumatic church syndrome : one woman's desperate, funny, and healing journey to explore 30 religions by her 30th birthday, Reba Riley
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057210447
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 354 pages
Isbn
9781501125676
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)920450883

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