Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life by Amber Scorah

Reviewed by Jayne S (Library Staff)

This is the biography of one young woman’s religious life.

Amber has devoted her life to the Jehovah’s Witness religion. She volunteers to preach in China, even though it is illegal there and she could be arrested.

She needs to support herself but opportunities are limited since her schooling ended when she married after high school. But due to her Chinese language skills, she is hired by a Chinese language learning podcast.

As her marriage deteriorates, she confides with a chatroom friend about her life and her religion. He challenges her beliefs, and she starts questioning her faith.

The journey to start over without her religion is daunting. Everything she believed to be true is gone.

This was an interesting read, it gave me insight on a religion that I know very little about.

Located in Adult Nonfiction (289.9 SCO)

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