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Ex Jehovah's Witness and author, Jenny Hayworth is pleased to announce the release of her memoir, Inside/Outside: One Woman's Recovery from Abuse and a Religious Cult.
Jenny Hayworth grew up within the construct of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, which she describes as a fundamentalist, cult-like religion. She devoted her life to it for over thirty years. Then she left it. The church “unfellowshipped” her—rendered her dead to those family and friends still committed to the church.
Hayworth is a sexual abuse survivor. The trauma changed her self-perception, emotional development, trust, and every interaction with the world.
Inside/Outside is her exploration of sexual abuse, religious fundamentalism, and recovery. Her childhood circumstances and tragedies forced her to live “inside.” This memoir chronicles her journey from experiencing comfort and emotional satisfaction only within her own fantasy world to developing the ability to feel and express real life emotion on the outside.
“Anyone who has ever battled with an eating disorder, experienced sexual and/or spiritual abuse, been rejected by their family, been suicidal and felt alone and in need of a lifeline, should find inspiration and encouragement in my story,” says Jenny. Her journey of recovery took a period of six years. After losing everything she thought was important to her, she has gained more than she ever could have imagined.
Inside/Outside is available in both print and ebook format.
Recent Praise for Inside/Outside:
"What keeps the pages of Hayworth’s life story turning is her honesty, tenacity, and sheer will to survive through an astounding number of setbacks. Inside/Outside proves the resilience of the human spirit and shows that the cycle of abuse can indeed be broken" - Foreward Clarion Review
"A harrowing memoir of one woman’s struggle to cope with sexual abuse and depression while living in—and eventually leaving—the Jehovah’s Witnesses" - Kirkus Review
"The book is an inspiring story for those who are going through traumatic times…" - Readers Favorite - 5 Star Review
Inside/Outside: One Woman's Recovery from Abuse and a Religious Cult
Author: Jenny Hayworth
Published: January 2014
Genre: Memoir, Family & Relationships, Inspirational
About The Author:
Jenny Hayworth is an ex Jehovah's Witness who currently resides in Australia. She finds joy with her husband in permaculture pursuits, tending their animals, and juggling her full time work and being a mom with writing projects.
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