Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief

Author Jenna Miscavige Hill Duration: 11:58:19 Narrator Sandy Rustin Publisher HarperCollins USA
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Synopsis

Jenna Miscavige Hill was raised to obey. As the niece of the Church of Scientology's leader David Miscavige, she grew up at the center of this highly controversial and powerful organization. But at twenty-one, Jenna made a daring break, risking everything she had ever known and loved to leave Scientology once and for all. Now she speaks out about her life, the Church, and her dramatic escape, going deep inside a religion that, for decades, has been the subject of fierce debate and speculation worldwide.

Piercing the veil of secrecy that has long shrouded the world of Scientology, this insider reveals unprecedented firsthand knowledge of the religion, its obscure rituals, and its mysterious leader—David Miscavige. From her prolonged separation from her parents as a small child to being indoctrinated to serve the greater good of the Church, from her lack of personal freedoms to the organization's emphasis on celebrity recruitment, Jenna goes behind the scenes of Scientology's oppressive and alienating culture, detailing an environment rooted in control in which the most devoted followers often face the harshest punishments when they fall out of line. Addressing some of the Church's most notorious practices in startling detail, she also describes a childhood of isolation and neglect—a childhood that, painful as it was, prepared her for a tough life in the Church's most devoted order, the Sea Org.

Despite this hardship, it is only when her family approaches dissolution and her world begins to unravel that she is finally able to see the patterns of stifling conformity and psychological control that have ruled her life. Faced with a heartbreaking choice, she mounts a courageous escape, but not before being put through the ultimate test of family, faith, and love. At once captivating and disturbing, Beyond Belief is an eye-opening exploration of the limits of religion and the lengths to which one woman went to break free.

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Chapters

  • 001 Beyond Belief

    Duration: 45s

  • 002 Prologue

    Duration: 05min

  • 003 Chapter 01

    Duration: 14min

  • 004 Chapter 02

    Duration: 20min

  • 005 Chapter 03

    Duration: 21min

  • 006 Chapter 04

    Duration: 18min

  • 007 Chapter 05

    Duration: 32min

  • 008 Chapter 06

    Duration: 25min

  • 009 Chapter 07

    Duration: 19min

  • 010 Chapter 08

    Duration: 20min

  • 011 Chapter 09

    Duration: 23min

  • 012 Chapter 10

    Duration: 23min

  • 013 Chapter 11

    Duration: 13min

  • 014 Chapter 12

    Duration: 17min

  • 015 Chapter 13

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  • 016 Chapter 14

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  • 017 Chapter 15

    Duration: 21min

  • 018 Chapter 16

    Duration: 26min

  • 019 Chapter 17

    Duration: 21min

  • 020 Chapter 18

    Duration: 24min

  • 021 Chapter 19

    Duration: 28min

  • 022 Chapter 20

    Duration: 31min

  • 023 Chapter 21

    Duration: 16min

  • 024 Chapter 22

    Duration: 20min

  • 025 Chapter 23

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  • 026 Chapter 24

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  • 027 Chapter 25

    Duration: 19min

  • 028 Chapter 26

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  • 029 Chapter 27

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  • 030 Chapter 28

    Duration: 16min

  • 031 Chapter 29

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  • 032 Chapter 30

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  • 033 Chapter 31

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  • 034 Chapter 32

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  • 035 Chapter 33

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  • 036 Chapter 34

    Duration: 17min

  • 037 Credits

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