Scared to Life

Scared to Life : A Memoir

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At nineteen, Jillian Webster knows she can no longer live her life crippled in fear. As a baptized Jehovah's Witness, she understands leaving the religion will have great consequences. Shunned and labeled as evil, she will also be forbidden to see or speak to her mother, stepfather, and younger siblings ever again. But Jillian is a dreamer; for years she has craved the sort of life prohibited as a Witness. She longs for higher education, big cities, adventure, and world travel. More than anything, she years to be free, to follow that persistent whisper in her heart that begs her to go out into the world and find the life of her dreams, a life she has been told since childhood-doesn't exist . After years of heartache, she walks away from the Jehovah's Witnesses, losing her family forever. Forging ahead with nothing but her backpack, Jillian sets out on a global journey across Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia and Australia in search of the life she risked all for. However, she soon learns the world is not what she imagined and finds herself more lost in her travels than found. Devastated, she continues to follow her heart, leading her to discover everything she's ever dreamed of in the most unexpected place. Follow Jillian's deeply vulnerable yet liberating journey as she struggles to conquer the fears that bind her as well as the questions that plague her at night. How do you know when to hold on and fight, and when to let go? How do you find the strength to forgive those who have hurt you the most? And above all, how do you keep your faith when everything seems hopeless? Scared to Life is the true story of one woman's choice to follow her heart above all else, find life after loss, and ultimately, discover her freedom by letting go.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 374 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 21mm | 472g
  • English
  • 0986188808
  • 9780986188800
  • 1,693,196

About Jillian Webster

Jillian Webster was born in Michigan, where she attended Lansing Community College for dental hygiene. She has written for Access Magazine and is now working as an international dental hygienist in New Zealand. Scared to Life is her first book. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand... for now.
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