Our Blackburn, West Ryde & Penrith stores are temporarily closed. See our trading hours
FREE SHIPPING FOR AUSTRALIAN WEB ORDERS OVER $99
WISHLISTS
Our Blackburn, West Ryde, Penrith & Adelaide stores are temporarily closed. See our trading hours
eBook

Pure

eBook|Sep 2018
Product Rating: 0

$9.99

In Pure, Linda Kay Klein uses a potent combination of journalism, cultural commentary, and memoir to take us "inside religious purity culture as only one who grew up in it can" (Gloria Steinem) and reveals the devastating effects evangelical Christianity's...


Instant download

Expected to ship within 5 hours from Australia.

Read using our free app on your tablet or mobile!

Free Shipping
for orders over $99.

You May Also Like

eBook
No Turning Back, Regardless eBook
$13.99
$13.99
in stock
eBook
50 Quiet Miracles That Changed Lives eBook
$9.99
$9.99
in stock
eBook
The Hand of God eBook
$7.99
$7.99
in stock
Australian AuthoreBook
Scorched Earth eBook
$9.99
$9.99
in stock
Australian AuthoreBook
Falling Up Stairs eBook
$7.40
$7.40
in stock
eBook
Women of Courage: Sojourner Truth eBook
$9.63
$9.63
in stock
eBook
The Lost Boy eBook
$16.99
$16.99
in stock
eBook
Season of Life eBook
$16.99
$16.99
in stock
eBook
The Grace to Race eBook
$25.99
$25.99
in stock
eBook
The Three of Us eBook
$19.99
$19.99
in stock

In Pure, Linda Kay Klein uses a potent combination of journalism, cultural commentary, and memoir to take us "inside religious purity culture as only one who grew up in it can" (Gloria Steinem) and reveals the devastating effects evangelical Christianity's views on female sexuality has had on a generation of young women.

In the 1990s, a "purity industry" emerged out of the white evangelical Christian culture. Purity rings, purity pledges, and purity balls came with a dangerous message: girls are potential sexual "stumbling blocks" for boys and men, and any expression of a girl's sexuality could reflect the corruption of her character. This message traumatized many girls-resulting in anxiety, fear, and experiences that mimicked the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-and trapped them in a cycle of shame.

This is the sex education Linda Kay Klein grew up with.

Fearing being marked a Jezebel, Klein broke up with her high school boyfriend because she thought God told her to and took pregnancy tests despite being a virgin, terrified that any sexual activity would be punished with an out-of-wedlock pregnancy. When the youth pastor of her church was convicted of sexual enticement of a twelve-year-old girl, Klein began to question purity-based sexual ethics. She contacted young women she knew, asking if they were coping with the same shame-induced issues she was. These intimate conversations developed into a twelve-year quest that took her across the country and into the lives of women raised in similar religious communities-a journey that facilitated her own healing and led her to churches that are seeking a new way to reconcile sexuality and spirituality.

Pure is "a revelation... Part memoir and part journalism, Pure is a horrendous, granular, relentless, emotionally true account" (The Cut) of society's larger subjugation of women and the role the purity industry played in maintaining it. Offering a prevailing message of resounding hope and encouragement, "Pure emboldens us to escape toxic misogyny and experience a fresh breath of freedom" (Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior and founder of Together Rising).

-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 523097
  • Product Code 9781501124839
  • ISBN 1501124838
  • EAN 9781501124839
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster Aust
  • Publication Date Sep 2018
  • Sales Rank 77267
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 2.21 MB (EPUB)

Linda Kay Klein

Linda Kay Klein has spent her career working at the cross section of faith, gender, and social change. A Midwesterner at heart, she now lives in New York City with her family.

Bestsellers in Biography

Australian Author
Finding Faith: Inspiring Conversion Stories From Around the World Paperback
$17.99
$17.99
in stock
Mud, Sweat and Tears Paperback
Mud, Sweat and Tears
Paperback
(5)Rated 4 stars out of 5
$19.99
$19.99
in stock
Seven Men and Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness Paperback
$26.99
$26.99
in stock
Metanoia: A Memoir of a Body, Born Again Paperback
$24.99
$24.99
in stock
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity Paperback
$22.99
$22.99
in stock
Australian Author
Mr Eternity: The Story of Arthur Stace Paperback
$19.99
$19.99
in stock