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SPOKANE, Wash., March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire PRWeb/ Joy Hopper, an elementary school teacher and mother of six living in the Pacific Northwest, has completed her book “Joy Unspeakable: Toxic Faith and Rose Colored Glasses”: a candid reflection on the fundamentalist upbringing that taught her that subjugation of self was a necessary component of a pious life.
The faith Joy inherited at the age of three worked for almost fifty years. She believed it, preached it, wrote songs about it, lived it. Jesus was the center of her universe, literally and metaphorically. Hence,
one can only imagine the tsunami that followed when her ironclad theological foundation unexpectedly and involuntarily collapsed with a deafening thud.
Joy narrative chronicles her experiences of indoctrination from a young child to the present, as viewed through her rose colored glasses. From early neglect to domestic violence, she shares how her distorted lens of faith turned every obstacle into an object lesson and every injustice into a refining tool. She exposes the toxicity of a religion that promises unspeakable joy amidst the backdrop of terror and violence. Joy offers hope to others who, like her, have found the courage to walk away and discover the world is even more beautiful without the enhanced overlay of religion.
Published by New York City based Page Publishing, Joy Hopper deeply personal memoir is a searing account of her Pentecostal faith and abusive thirty year marriage.
Readers who wish to experience this gripping and potent work can purchase”Joy Unspeakable: Toxic Faith and Rose Colored Glasses” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.