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A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church

Megan Phelps-roper

This gripping memoir delves into the life of an activist who grew up in the notorious Westboro Baptist Church. Phelps-Roper reveals her journey from a childhood of protesting against homosexuality and other alleged vices, to her eventual departure from the church and moral awakening. Through her story, readers are shown the dangers of black-and-white thinking and the need for true humility in a time of angry polarization.
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Cannot even begin to recommend this enough. If you don't know Megan's story, this will blow your mind. Even if you do already know about her profound capacity for love and courage and humility, this is well worth a read. Read it and then buy it for everyone since you know you haven't even started holiday gift shopping. It should honestly be required reading as we head into an election year. So moving. So good.      source
In the last 48 hours I read this entire extraordinarily beautiful, difficult, and compelling book. I can’t remember the last time a book made me cry. Later this week I’m so excited to have a conversation on stage with @meganphelps at @nantucketproj      source