Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor and Healing

By: Reba Riley

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AR4 - A first edition (complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by author (first name only) with "Love" written on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has water soiled patch on the bottom corners opposite the spine, some wrinkling and chipping on the edges and corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners and dents, light water soiled patch on the top corners opposite the spine of the inside pages, light tanning and shelf wear. 8.75"x6", 347 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Reba Riley's twenty-ninth year was a terrible time to undertake a spiritual quest. But when untreatable chronic illness forced her to her metaphorical - and physical - derrire on her birthday, Reba realized that even if she couldn't fix her body, she might be able to heal her injured spirit. And so began a yearlong journey to recover from her whopping case of Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome by visiting thirty religions before her thirtieth birthday. During her spiritual sojourn, Reba: *was interrogate by Amish grandmothers about her sex life; *danced the disco in a Buddhist temple; *went to church in virtual reality, a movie theater, a drive-in bar, and a basement; *fasted for thirty days without food - or wine; *washed her lady parts in a mosque bathroom; *was audited by Scientologists; *learned to meditate with an urban monk, sucked mud in a sweat lodge with a suburban shaman, and snuck into Yom Kippur with a fake grandpa in tow; *discovered she didn't have to choose religion to choose God - or good. An important inspirational debut, Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome is much more than a memoir about reclaiming faith and overcoming chronic illness. Written with humor and personality, it tackles the universal struggle to heal what life has broken. This is a book for questioners, doubters, misfits, and seekers of all faiths; for the spiritual, the religious, and the curious. For anyone who has ever longed for transformation of body, mind, or soul, but didn't know where to start, Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome reminds us that sometimes we have to get lost to get found.

Title: Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor and Healing

Author: Reba Riley

Categories: Biography, Memoirs, Signed Biography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Howard Books: 2015

ISBN: 150112403X

ISBN 13: 9781501124037

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by Author

Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Book ID: ec54387

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY REBE RILEY MEMOIR RELIGION HEALTH CELIAC DISEASE PATIENTS,