Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology And My Harrowing Escape

by Jenna Miscavige Hill

Harpercollins Publishers | September 9, 2013 | Trade Paperback

Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology And My Harrowing Escape is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

Jenna Miscavige Hill was raised to obey. As the niece of the Church of Scientology's leader David Miscavige, she grew up at the center of this highly controversial and powerful organization. But at twenty-one Jenna made a daring break from Scientology. Now she speaks out about her life, the Church, and her dramatic escape, piercing the veil of secrecy that has long shrouded this world.

Jenna reveals unprecedented insider knowledge of the religion, its obscure rituals, and its mysterious leader. From her prolonged separation from her parents as a child to her lack of personal freedoms to the organization's emphasis on celebrity recruitment, Jenna goes behind the scenes of Scientology's oppressive and alienating culture.

Yet it is only when her family approaches dissolution that she is finally able to see the psychological control that has ruled her life. Faced with a heartbreaking choice, she details how she made a courageous escape, but not before being put through the ultimate test of family, faith, and love. At once captivating and disturbing,Beyond Beliefis an eye-opening exploration of the limits of religion and the lengths to which one woman went to break free.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.26 in

Published: September 9, 2013

Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062248480

ISBN - 13: 9780062248480

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating story This is an excellent read. The story of the Church of Scientology told from the point of view of a woman who grew up on the inside, accepting it as the norm for many years. While she does mention the more famous things it is known for, such as Xenu and taking all of the money of its members, much of the story will be new to anyone outside of Scientology. Definitely worth a read..
Date published: 2013-02-18

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Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology And My Harrowing Escape

by Jenna Miscavige Hill

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.26 in

Published: September 9, 2013

Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062248480

ISBN - 13: 9780062248480

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Jenna Miscavige Hill was raised to obey. As the niece of the Church of Scientology's leader David Miscavige, she grew up at the center of this highly controversial and powerful organization. But at twenty-one Jenna made a daring break from Scientology. Now she speaks out about her life, the Church, and her dramatic escape, piercing the veil of secrecy that has long shrouded this world.

Jenna reveals unprecedented insider knowledge of the religion, its obscure rituals, and its mysterious leader. From her prolonged separation from her parents as a child to her lack of personal freedoms to the organization's emphasis on celebrity recruitment, Jenna goes behind the scenes of Scientology's oppressive and alienating culture.

Yet it is only when her family approaches dissolution that she is finally able to see the psychological control that has ruled her life. Faced with a heartbreaking choice, she details how she made a courageous escape, but not before being put through the ultimate test of family, faith, and love. At once captivating and disturbing,Beyond Beliefis an eye-opening exploration of the limits of religion and the lengths to which one woman went to break free.

About the Author

Jenna Miscavige Hill was raised as a Scientologist. Since leaving the organization in 2005, she cofounded the website www.exscientologykids.com, which features the stories of current and former Scientologists and supports those who choose to leave the organization. She lives in Southern California.