Reading books on a wide variety of topics is a key aspect of deconstructing your faith. I know it has been for me! Over the years, I’ve given and received many recommendations in this genre. Since I’m often asked for these resources, I decided to compile what I hope will be an evolving list that we, as a community, continue adding to as we deconstruct toxic religious culture. Let me know in the comments below what you’ll be adding to your TBR pile!
My Book Is Getting Published!!!
I’m SO EXCITED to tell you that the book I’ve been dreaming of for years is now under contract!!! This yet-to-be-named book will teach you how to navigate deconstruction, untangle yourself from toxic religion, and learn to trust yourself. It’s jam-packed with real-life stories that show what deconstructing on your own terms looks like
Book Review: Gaslighted by God by Tiffany Yecke Brooks, PhD
You know I’m always on the lookout for new resources and faith deconstruction books to help you deconstruct that aren’t pushy or have hidden agendas to convert you to a specific belief system. Well, good news! I found another one! My friend, author Tiffany Yecke...
DeconstructioBook Review: Body Becoming: A Path to Our Liberation
This newly published book by Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, a TransQueer Activist, Latinx Scholar, and Politicized Theologian is one I’m super excited to share with you today. I first saw Dr. Henderson-Espinoza on social media and quickly realized I was going to learn...
BOOK REVIEW: “Holy Hot Mess” by Mary Katherine Backstrom
In this book, Mary Katherine Backstrom shares hilariously relatable stories about faith, friendship, motherhood, marriage, and living with bipolar disorder. She shares simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious stories of how God uses each "mess" in our lives to bring...
Book Review: “I’m Still Here” by Austin Channing Brown
Here’s why I think I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness is a necessary read as you are deconstructing your faith from white supremacy.
Book Review: “You CAN Talk to God Like That” by Abby Norman
Deconstructing your faith starts with lament. We MUST grieve the loss of what we thought we had, before we can clearly see what we need. One of the things the church struggles with the most is grief. Toxic religion has mistakenly taught us to push down emotions...
Book Review: “Make A Move” by Stephanie Williams O’Brien
I’m excited to share this book with you because I know the hardest parts of my faith deconstruction journey were often the moments I spent completely drowning in indecision. It’s my hope that this book will shorten your time in the wilderness as you untangle...
Book Review: “Women Rising” by Meghan Tschanz
Women Rising is Meghan Tschanz’s personal journey from a young woman in full-on white savior mode to her current role as a fierce advocate for women.