Friday, March 28, 2014

Girl at the End of the World By Elizabeth Esther GIVEAWAY!

I was raised in a homegrown, fundamentalist Christian group—which is just a shorthand way of saying I’m classically trained in apocalyptic stockpiling, street preaching, and the King James Version of the Bible. I know hundreds of obscure nineteenth-century hymns by heart and have such razor sharp “modesty vision” that I can spot a miniskirt a mile away.

Verily, verily I say unto thee, none of these highly specialized skills ever got me a job, but at least I’m all set for the end of the world. Selah.

A story of mind control, the Apocalypse, and modest attire.
Elizabeth Esther grew up in love with Jesus but in fear of daily spankings (to “break her will”). Trained in her family-run church to confess sins real and imagined, she knew her parents loved her and God probably hated her. Not until she was grown and married did she find the courage to attempt the unthinkable. To leave.
In her memoir, readers will recognize questions every believer faces: When is spiritual zeal a gift, and when is it a trap? What happens when a pastor holds unchecked sway over his followers? And how can we leave behind the harm inflicted in the name of God without losing God in the process?
By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Girl at the End of the World is a story of the lingering effects of spiritual abuse and the growing hope that God can still be good when His people fail.

Elizabeth Esther is a popular blogger and advocate who has appeared on shows such as Fox News and Anderson Cooper Live. Elizabeth and her husband, Matthew, live with their five children in Santa Ana, California.

I am so sorry about this review. It is NOT okay to swear in Christian books.
I don't honestly know how a Christian publisher could have published this book. The foul language was just awful in the book. The very first chapter the Lord's name is taken in vain and then over half way in the book the F bomb in dropped.
I have to say this is not a book that I would ever recommend to a good Christian person, that is just my opinion, but I don't care to read books with foul language in it.
The story was very painful and "Wiz" is a very genuine person. 
I love the turn around that she has and I love that God is big enough to meet us anywhere.
I gave this book 3 stars. (Only because of the foul language) She could have got her point across with out it!
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. This is not a book I would buy after reading your review. You are the best Mary, I value your opinion so much. Thank you for all your hard work.

  2. Thank you Mary for your honest review! I don't think that I would read it either because I do not like to hear my God's name taken in vain and I also hate the "F" word!

  3. Sad to say that a book has to take God's name in vain. That doesn't sit well with me at all! The F-bomb!! When is that word EVER needed?? This is a book I won't be buying. Thanks Mary for your honest review and standing up for your Godly beliefs!

    Judy B

  4. How sad that she could not express her book without the use of such terrible words. Thanks for your honest review.

  5. I don't understand why people feel bad language is necessary. It doesn't add a thing. It is a complete turnoff to me. Thank you for the heads up, Mary.

  6. I don't like ANY books with bad language in it. Our language has enough nice words to choose besides these. Thanks for the tip!

  7. Won't be reading this book. I hear enough of all that working on Facebook, I sure don't need it in a book. I read to try to relax.

  8. I won't be reading this book either. Taking the Lord's name in vain is not acceptable. Period.
    Thanks for your honest review, Mary, and for letting us know about the language.