Tracy Tennant

Chapter 26 Tying Up Loose Ends – Mormonism, the Matrix, and Me audiobook

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Oct 142015
 

In the concluding chapter to “Mormonism, the Matrix, and Me,” Tracy explains what it’s like for Mormons who find out the foundation they’ve built their lives upon is shifting sand, and offers a heart-felt apology to LDS friends and loved ones who were hurt by her insensitive words and actions when she left the Church. She dispels rumors about why she left Mormonism, and details what happened to her marriage, family, and spiritual walk.

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Chapter 25 Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud – Mormonism, the Matrix, and Me audiobook

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Oct 102015
 

Tracy and four of her sons take a five-week long cross-country trip, staying at the homes of ex-Mormons along the way. Scott and the rest of the kids rendezvous with them in Utah for the Crookston family reunion. By the end of their extraordinary adventure, three of Tracy’s teenagers reject Mormonism. Of her remaining LDS adult sons, one leaves on a mission for the Church and the other comes to faith in the Biblical Jesus while in rehab. Yet, with all the miracles taking place, Tracy and Scott take a surprising step.

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Chapter 24 Courting Disaster – Mormonism, the Matrix, and Me audiobook

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Oct 062015
 

LDS relatives and friends argue that Tracy left the Church for attention, or because the standards were too hard to keep, or because she never had a testimony to begin with. Her visiting teachers bombard her with pro-Mormon material and Tracy shares her written Exit Story (reasons for leaving the Church) with them in response. After being “prompted by the Spirit,” Bishop Lytle decides to convene a disciplinary court on Tracy for charges of apostasy. After being threatened with a lawsuit, the Bishop is prompted by the Spirit to cancel the proceedings.

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Chapter 23 No Middle Ground – Mormonism, the Matrix, and Me audiobook

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Oct 012015
 

Tracy and Scott begin a weekly study with their home-teacher, an attorney, to investigate the problems of Mormonism and, if possible, substantiate its truth claims. They are sadly disappointed at Brother Ellis’ lackluster efforts to research and find the truth. The home-teacher acts more like a defense attorney for the Church than a bulldog detective determined to get to the bottom of things. Scott asks to be released from all his church callings.

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Chapter 22 Family Survival – Mormonism, the Matrix, and Me audiobook

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Sep 282015
 

Weekly Family Home Evenings and daily family devotions become a battleground over theology. Every attempt Tracy makes at teaching Biblical truth is undermined by Scott as he continues to defend Mormonism, even though he doesn’t believe it. Tracy and the kids look for a new church to attend. Some of their misconceptions about Christianity are cleared up.

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Chapter 21 You Can’t Fire Me, I Quit – Mormonism, the Matrix, and Me audiobook

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Sep 242015
 

Tracy teaches her last Relief Society lesson on the topic Beware of False Prophets. The Relief Society sisters and 1st counselor in the Bishopric love the lesson, although the implication of its message wouldn’t be seen until the following week when Tracy stops attending the ward. With confidence and determination, she hands the Bishop her church resignation letter. He asks her to hold off a little while longer for the sake of their friendship.

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Chapter 20 Taking off the Blinders – Mormonism, the Matrix, and Me audiobook

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Sep 212015
 

“Your mom will never let you get baptized, cuz she’s an apostate now!” Tracy overheard her 10-year-old nephew warn her soon-to-be eight-year-old son. She was quickly becoming “the black sheep of the family.” LDS relatives refused to even entertain the possibility that the Church might not be true. Tracy and Scott had been hoping that the trip to Utah would be instrumental in supporting the claims of Mormonism; instead, it only confirmed their doubts. To know one way or the other, for once and for all was a relief, although it was coupled with sorrow.

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Chapter 19 The Truth Unfolds – Mormonism, the Matrix, and Me audiobook

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Sep 182015
 

Determined to know the truth, Tracy and Scott embark on an intense fact-finding mission. Desperate to find evidence to support Mormonism, their travels take them to Utah, where they meet with an LDS Institute Director, active LDS relatives, and the notorious Jerald and Sandra Tanner, and Dennis and Rauni Higley. What they discover shakes them up even more.

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Chapter 18 Return of the Other Woman – Mormonism, the Matrix, and Me audiobook

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Sep 162015
 

The night the Oprah Show airs, Tracy gets a surprise phone call from Becky, “The Other Woman” in the love triangle of 20 years before. She’s told the startling news that Becky left the LDS Church just a few months before and had become a Born-Again Christian. Tracy is sure this is her chance to bring Becky back into Mormonism.

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Chapter 17 From Frumpy to Fabulous (with a little help from Oprah) – Mormonism, the Matrix, and Me audiobook

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Sep 102015
 

With tattered tee-shirt, threadbare jeans, and a crumb-laden bosom resembling a snack tray, Tracy (now the ward’s new Relief Society president) is escorted to Harpo Studios in Chicago to appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show for a Frumpy Clothes Makeover. Does Heavenly Father hear and answer prayers over pet fish? Maybe the answers are different than we expect.

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