International Journal of Coercion, Abuse, and Manipulation (IJCAM)

Vol. 1, pp. 94-96 (2020) DOI:

Book Review: Leaving Christian Fundamentalism and the Reconstruction of Identity

By Josie McSkimming

Reviewed by Daniel W. Phillips III, Campbellsville University, Kentucky1


New York, NY: Routledge, 2017, 264 pages. Australian Josie McSkimming, a former member of a Christian fundamentalist (CF) church for 30 years, provides readers with great insight into why a person might leave CF, the process of leaving, and how each person participates in his/her journey to reconstruct his/her identity. This monograph is a well-written contribution to the Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies series.