Hesperia, CA, May 03, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Growing up in a devout Mormon family in Salt Lake City left an indelible mark on Lorelei, who was named after a mermaid. Raised on stories of pioneer ancestors who crossed the plains in search of religious freedom, she never wavered in her faith. Once she discovered major problems in church doctrine later in life, however, she couldn’t turn back. She describes her transformation in a new memoir released by Dog Ear Publishing that has earned the Dog Ear Publishing Award of Literary Excellence.
Lorelei was baptized in the tabernacle font on Temple Square, performed baptisms for the dead in the Salt Lake City Temple, and attended Brigham Young University. She and her husband were married for time and eternity in the Los Angeles Temple. Her life revolved around Mormonism and its clearly outlined path toward exaltation, and she devoted endless time to teaching and serving in her church.
As she details in “From Mormon to Mermaid: One Woman’s Voyage from Oppression to Freedom,” Lorelei always said yes to the many callings her bishops extended. While delving into the Book of Mormon and church history in order to teach it to others, however, she discovered insurmountable inconsistencies. The doctrinal foundation on which she had based her life started to crumble.
Lorelei began to undergo change, taking on the symbol of transformation – a mermaid – and decided to live on her own terms, eventually completely leaving the church she had called home for fifty years.
Randy Lee Eickhoff, an award-winning author, notes the memoir’s powerful narrative. “Lorelei takes remembrances to a new level, forging a distinct introspective memoir of a woman subjected by a religion that harnesses women to a male-dominated society,” he writes. “It is a story told by a woman who defied a church and emerged from battle with a free spirit and life.”
Lorelei is no stranger to writing. She was editor of her high school paper and attended Brigham Young University on a journalism scholarship. She’s working on a poetry collection based on “From Mormon to Mermaid” as well as a new novel.
An active member of the High Desert branch of the California Writers Club, Lorelei is also a published poet.
For additional information, please visit www.FromMormontoMermaid.com
From Mormon to Mermaid: One Woman’s Voyage from Oppression to Freedom
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-4293-0 246 pages $14.95 US
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