A State of Jamais vu

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Author Susan Kay reveals an honest account of how she broke free from the fundamental beliefs that abused her

My journey is by no means over or complete; therefore, I submit Jamais vu, not as a complete telling, but as a snippet of a larger, unfinished story - the story of me

Jamais vu (zha may vu) is the feeling that what one has done much of his life is foreign. And that’s exactly how author Susan Kay feels about her being a Christian most of her life and her being a Christian “leader” for the past thirty-seven years. In her newly released book, Jamais vu, she invites readers to embark on a journey to inner and spiritual freedom.

Jamais vu is a portrayal of the author’s escape from “Christiandom” and the fundamental beliefs that abused her for fifty-four years. In this book, she shares her innermost thoughts and sentiments through a compilation of journal entries, beginning in 2008, that describes how her Christianity was handed to her, how she wore it, and what brought her to the place where she decided to take it off and “go naked.” Though it was written like a journal, the reader will find it to have parts that might actually be termed “metaphysical” in nature and that delve deeply into the underbelly of her self-destructive beliefs.

The author doesn’t mean this to be a self-help book. The things she experienced are very real to her and became the catalyst for the honesty needed to break free from the theological crustaceans she was encased in. The way she processed her release would probably work for no one but her, but she has decided to share her experience in the hope that those who find themselves in a similar situation will muster the courage to forge their own path out of whatever holds them back.

“My journey is by no means over or complete; therefore, I submit Jamais vu, not as a complete telling, but as a snippet of a larger, unfinished story - the story of me,” declares the author.

Jamais vu will be featured at this year’s Frankfurt International Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany on October 6 to 10, 2010. For more information, log on to Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Susan Kay describes herself as a post middle-aged woman with a slow metabolism, a grandmother type who rides a Harley. She lives with her husband in a small town in Oregon, where she grew up in a time when lumberjacks roamed freely and the smell of sawdust was as familiar as the rain. She likes to garden and paint—but her love, of course, is writing.

Jamais vu * by Susan Kay
Publication Date: May 14, 2010
Trade Paperback; $10.00; 53 pages; 978-1-4500-7844-3
Trade Hardback; $20.00; 53 pages; 978-1-4500-7845-0
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4500-7846-7

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