The first FormerlyFrum Book Club selection will be Captive Hearts, Captive Mindsby Madeleine Landau Tobias, Dr. Janja Lalich, Ph.D., and Michael Langone! This book offers support to people who have been members of religious and other cults and is full of honest, helpful advice for reintegrating into the secular world and healing emotional wounds. Each week, we’ll tackle one chapter and discuss our individual perspectives on it. Though we’re not therapists or counselors, we’re firm believers in supporting one another as we make the transition from the frum world into (or back into) mainstream society. Click here to purchase the book from Amazon.com.
This book was tremendously helpful to me as I transitioned back into secular living after years in Chabad. It validated so many of the feelings I was experiencing and gave words to my emotions. I recommend it highly and am certain you will gain insights and peace from it. Please make plans to have your books ready by January 28th, when we will begin our discussion over the first chapter.
Looking forward to this journey with you -