IN her raw memoir, “Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome,” Reba Riley describes her struggle to heal from wounds inflicted by institutional Christianity.
The book claims to remind readers that “sometimes we have to get lost to get found.” .
She says her book “reminds people that their religious past does not have to shackle them, and that it can become the bedrock of transformation. That’s why there is a peacock on the cover: it is the physical equivalent of the mythical phoenix rising from the ashes, a symbol of healing, transformation, and personal resurrection. “Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome” may be my story of physical and spiritual change, but it is also the story of everyone who has witnessed the way God can transform brokenness into beauty.
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