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The Protest (Life Is Calling #1)
The Protest, a sort of Handmaid's Tale meets Zorba the Greek, is a gripping, heartbreaking page-turner that's wryly amusing as well. Inspired by the real-life religious hijacking of the author's only two children, this quirky, cautionary tale is important to a post-9/11 world grappling with the issue of abuse of religious power. As the book's jacket says: "We do not want...more
Fiction is usually a mixture of truth as the writer sees it and flaming lies. Writing is simply another means for ...more
I had to finish this book to see how the author would resolve this story on a fundamentalist church gone rogue. It saddened me to know that this does go on under the guise of Christianity. It makes me angry that this is the God that is portrayed to people that are so wanting to be loved and accepted. I am so thankful for the last chapter in this book. A chapter of hope and of God's Grace. I will say that I didn't like some of the language and sexual ...more
The Protest is no feel-good summer-on-the-beach ...more
I couldn't put down this absorbing, tale of a woman's struggle to understand what happened to her impressionable daughters at the hands of their fanatic, religious father. Parental alienation is real and this book is a fabulous account of the heartbreak under the influence of religious fanatics.
Dianne graduated from Whitworth University with a BA in English. She has taught high school English from incarcerated teens to honors classes. In addition, ...more