A timely memoir for the #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements.
What happens when church isn’t safe?
Eighteen-year-old Kristy is on a service trip with her youth group when a middle-aged man from her church breaks into her bedroom.
Their church shelters her stalker, even as his erratic behavior escalates toward a promised Old Testament-style execution.
“If a priest’s daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire.”—Leviticus 21:9
A raw and honest journey through the emotional and spiritual aftermath of religious trauma that anyone who’s been hurt by their church community can relate to.
Want to read a sample? Read the first three chapters.
What Readers are Saying…
“With razor-sharp humour and compelling narrative, Act Normal is the most gripping memoir I’ve read in a long time.” —Tanya Marlow, author of Those Who Wait: Finding God in Disappointment, Doubt and Delay
“It is one of the most important books I have ever read.” —Zach, Amazon Review
“Poignant, funny, and desperately real.” —Tori, Amazon Review
“In the era of #metoo and perhaps, more importantly, #churchtoo, this book is arriving at just the right time to be heard in our culture.” —Billy Kangas, Blogger at The Orant
“This is one of the most honest and gripping stories I have ever read.” —Chris, Amazon Review
“It is, all at the same time, disturbing and delightful, frightening and funny, horrifying and hilarious.” —Kenneth N. Myers, author of Salvation (And How We Got It Wrong)
“A fascinating, at times humorous, deeply unsettling but ultimately uplifting read I will (and have been) recommending to everyone.” —C.L., Goodreads Review
“Kristy tells the story of #metoo and #churchtoo with dark humor that leaves you sitting on the edge of your seat, throwing your book across the room, laughing or a combination of all three.” —Melissa Fain, Pastor of Fig Tree Christian
Find Act Normal on Amazon.