It wasn’t the acts of abuse on my body that inflicted the most damage—it was the lessons they taught me about God. The bruises healed, but the wounds on my soul remained.
In her bestselling memoir Wounds of the Father: A True Story of Child Abuse, Betrayal, and Redemption, Garrison took readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride through her years of abuse and drug addiction. Readers were left wondering at the end of the book what became of her after she found sobriety. In Pulling Weeds: Recovering from Christianity, Garrison returns to detail her spiritual transformation through a series of essays as she struggles to rid herself from the hateful, punishing God of her born-again Christian upbringing and find a God of love. She provides an uncensored look into her raw confessions of faith that are all at once funny, shocking, practical, and profound.