The Burn Zone (October 9, 2018; https://reneelinnell.com
) — a cult survivor’s story, filled with inspiration and encouragement for anyone struggling to find a sense of purpose, spiritual fulfillment, or the answers to their problems.
How did an accomplished actress like Smallville star Allison Mack get sucked into a secret cult? Renee Linnell knows—from experience. Despite achieving success as a surf model and professional dancer and traveling to nearly fifty countries alone before she turned thirty-five, Renee continued searching for…something.
In The Burn Zone, Renee shares the story of her quest for truth and peace, her nearly seven-year detour into hell at the hands of her spiritual teachers, and her ultimate awakening.
With honesty and courage, Renee recounts how she got sucked into the University of Mysticism and gave away her cherished possessions, tens of thousands of dollars, and all of her power. Dominated and manipulated, Renee cut ties with loved ones (including her twin brother) and obediently followed command after command. Renee got entangled in a romantic and business mess—and wound up losing over $500,000.
While lying on the floor sobbing, she finally admitted to herself: “I am in a cult.” Then, she began the hard work of healing, forgiveness, and rediscovering and accepting herself.
Written as a work of catharsis and cautionary tale, The Burn Zone speaks directly to anyone who feels alone, lost, or worthless.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
#FirstLine ~ All my life I had been searching.
This book is so good. I was simply fascinated the whole way through. I could not stop reading. I love memoirs that pull you in because they are gritty and raw. I know all of us have searched for the right path, searched for comfort and searched for belonging. Honest and real Linnell shares her story in order for all of us to learn from her missteps. We can all afford to embrace our imperfections, flaws and learn what self-love really means!
About the Author:
Renee Linnell is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and cofounded five companies and has an Executive Masters in Business Administration from New York University. Currently she is working on starting a publishing company to give people from diverse walks of life an opportunity to tell their stories. She divides her time between Colorado and Southern California.