"Church of Lies… is a compelling and heartbreaking -- but hopeful -- read." (Kansas City Star)
It is difficult for any person not affiliated with a group like the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) to imagine the motivation for living in such a system. Jessop grew up within the strictures of the FLDS cult, subjected to its forced marriages and rampant sexual abuse. Her story is a harrowing but inspiring account of one woman’s determination to break free. She relates in rather stark terms the horror of growing up in the polygamous community, the many pleasures she was denied as a child as her elders pursued a pseudo-holiness, forbidding the joys of childhood but engaging in horrible acts of pedophilia. Following her own liberation, she has worked tirelessly and fearlessly to liberate those who want out of the group. Readers will be repelled at some of what Jessop has to say, but in the end, they will be heartened by her efforts to free others in the grip of the FLDS leadership. (Feb.) (Publishers Weekly, December 15, 2008)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Amazing book. Such a powerful story. I couldn't put it down. Very graphic. If you're disturbed by sexual violence, this isn't the book for you. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MrsYeadt
Interesting read, a must have for those who want to understand what it likes to live in an occult and to hear the stories on how those who escaped where able to find their place in... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tiffany Israel
Even though this book was written in 2009, everything in this book still holds true to today. This book is timeless as long as this cult is alive and people are willing to live... Read morePublished 10 months ago by LaurieHere dot com - Contemporary Fiction and MORE - Book Reviews