Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill

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

byJenna Miscavige Hill, Lisa Pulitzer

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Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In Beyond Belief, she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea Org—the church's highest ministry, speaks of her "disconnection" from family outside of the organization, and tells the story of her ultimate escape.

In this tell-all memoir, complete with family photographs from her time in the Church, Jenna Miscavige Hill, a prominent critic of Scientology who now helps others leave the organization, offers an insider's profile of the beliefs, rituals, and secrets of the religion that has captured the fascination of millions, including some of Hollywood's brightest stars such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

Title:Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing EscapeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 5, 2013Publisher:William MorrowLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Captivating! This gave a fascinating (and heartbreaking) look into the behind the scenes daily life of Scientologists, and particularly, what it was like to be raised as a Scientologist. While the writing itself is not particularly great, the content made up for it.
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Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read - I couldnt' put it down! I've read a number of Scientology "escape / aftermath" books and this one is on the top of my list with Leah Remini's Troublemaker book. So informative and insightful with the facts and emotions pulled into each detail. This 'religion' can make you think "why would anyone join?" and this book gives a great look into the minds of folks who enter in and find it impossible to leave. Highly recommended!!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating An incredibly written account of her experience, a must read for anyone interested in Scientology.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Insight! Really amazing true story of this woman's childhood in the scientology community.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow.... Lived up to the title. Couldn't put it down, I am stunned at what goes on in some religions & again feel for the kids born into this with no choice or knowledge of any other life.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my top 10! This book is incredible! I couldn't put it down from the moment I started reading it. Getting to learn such detail about a lively hood is incredible, I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond belief The title says it all. Great book, cannot believe these things are talking place to people in this day and age even as I write this.
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Revealing book I thought I knew a lot about Scientology. But this book revealed the every day life of scientologists and their principles. Good descriptions of both the physical and psychological control of this cult. I hope it will bring attention especially to the child abuse hiding behind this "religion".
Date published: 2015-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An iincredible story of courage! A shockingly tell-all sstry that details the perceptios, deceptiona, lies, myths, misconeptibs abd outright brainwasing that the author chronicles, in her jiurney, her life and her escape frim it. Jenba Miscavige Hill deserves accolades for her bravery in thus harrowing take. This serves a lesson and a word to the wise -- look before you leap because one never knws eniugh about anythibg, especially the unkniwn. A life lesson, indeed.
Date published: 2015-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A glimpse into another world Very interesting firsthand account of growing up in Scientology. the emotional connection Jenna creates with the reader makes her reality that much more bizarre and compelling.
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eye Opening! I always figured that Scientology belonged in the 'kooky but harmless' category. However, after reading this book, I've learned there's little that's harmless about it. Jenna provides a fascinating insight into a very closed world. I really appreciated that for the most part, she simply stuck to describing her experiences and let the reader draw their own conclusions about the life inside the C of S.
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our world ? I learned lots from this read, thank you for your insight and spirit.
Date published: 2014-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our world ? Was always curious about Scientoligy because of the high profile members Thankyou for clearing up my questions Now am wondering how such acomplished people can allow themselves to be brainwashed the way this organizations has It saddens me that so much of this still goes on in our inlightened world
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beyond belief Very interesting reading right to the end. A bit of a wake up call for those that think this is a harmless group
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beyond belief This was an extremely interesting read, in my opinion. As with all memoirs, the reader must decide where lines blur in regards to facts-timelines-etc. This is especially true when issues of faith and-or theology are involved. But, overall, I found Jenna's story compelling. I read the book quickly, and discovered more about what Scientology is all about. I wish Jenna and her family nothing but the best, and after finishing her memoir was left feeling happy knowing she is now experiencing a life more satisfying to her than the restrictive childhood she lived through. If you are looking for something different to read, about a topic often shrouded in mystery, check out Beyond Belief.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Scary! This is a sad tale of a lost childhood. Mscavige (I hope I spelled that pricks name wrong proving he's not that important of a person) is a sad LITTLE man who clearly has no loyalty to friends and family, although I think he might love Tom Cruise but I'm speculating here. This book makes me appreciate my childhood and the job my parents did raising me. I'll never complain about not getting a big wheel for 1978 Christmas again.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Interesting but poorly written. Way too much boring detail, and a lot of grammatical errors. Interesting subject, though.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unbelievable Book! I would recommend.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond Belief really!!!!! Great book! Thank you Wendy for telling me about it.:-)
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beyond Belief really!!!!! I have always found myself curious about Scientology and this book gave me a deeper understanding not only of the religion but of the personal impact is has had on some of its most loyal followers. I couldn't put this book down once I started reading it.
Date published: 2013-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond Belief really!!!!! I never knew anything about the Church of Scientology and this book was amazingly informative. I cannot believe that many of the public figures involved in this cult would be if they knew what really went on behind the scenes.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond Belief Always wanted to know what Scientology is all about. Glad I read the book. It is really scary. How could they do that to families an especially the kids.
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting but detailed... The book overall is an interesting story providing an in-depth insight into scientology and the life of a Scientologist. I did however find I skipped some parts of the book because the level of detail it gave in relation to the day to day life of Jenna was tiresome and unnecessary at times.
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beyond Belief The title is certainly appropriate, concerning how adults could ever not think it was not okay to have children and not raise them over just being followers of a fanatical movement. This book certainly questions why they would ever think they are leaders - shame on this weak minded individuals that can't see right for wrong!
Date published: 2013-08-22
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