- Paperback: 228 pages
- Publisher: VM Life Resources; 1st edition (May 30, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 097766600X
- ISBN-13: 978-0977666003
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,557,983 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I Can't Hear God Anymore: Life in a Dallas Cult Paperback – May 30, 2006
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About the Author
Wendy J. Duncan, LBSW, M.A. has worked in the mental health field for over twenty years. She holds a master's degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a former member of a Bible-based cult.
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I give her book 5 stars
In her book, "I Can't Hear God Anymore" Wendy Duncan, carries her readers to the place right before she entered into the cult, the Trinity Foundation. She shares her vulnerability to cult influences (i.e. those factors that particularly made her vulnerable to the offerings of a cult) and through her sharing about the cult life, she hallmarks and describes through stories, the various doctrinal errors of the Trinity Foundation. She describes the life of the cult, how the members were boundaryless, the enmeshed main cult identity of all into one identity, sharing real
the stories of how this looked like.
Her honest assessment of her and her husbands being vulnerable to the cult in the start, the hard look at the reasons that they were in the cult, the stories of her coming up out of it, and the experience of losing her only community, their leaving the cult and finding healing and help. All the hallmarks of cult recovery are covered in her sharing.
As a cult survivor myself, I valued her framing the journey as she did, i valued the honest look at the particular teachings of Ole, the cult leader, and how they were far afield from mainstream and historical Christian teachings, I appreciated her honesty and the stories of her healing and finding eventually a solid and healing connection into a new Christian community, after floundering around 'church shopping' week upon week. I identified with just about all her issues.
Highly recommended reading for cult survivors of any stripe or color and for those who care about those who come out from a cult.
Fortunately, first I "googled" Ole Anthony, and this book came up. The idea that Ole Anthony could be the head of something he himself has appeared on TV purporting to be against was just too intriguing. So I purchased this book.
Although I didn't enjoy Wendy's descriptions of Anthony's doctrine, because it so clearly is wrong, and although I can't identify with someone who would willingly place themselves in the situation the characters in the book did and do, still, the story is very well written, and the explanation of Anthony's doctrines are needed to "get" the story. The story was convincing enough that I believe it!
I'm glad this book was published, it's a variation of the all-too-oft story of abuse by people in authority, or pseudo-authority, and the very worst kind is a religious figure who abuses his flock in the name of Christ!
So, thanks to this book, I don't need any information that Ole Anthony might be able to provide me. That would be like asking Don Corleone (The Godfather) to help me because my neighbor's dog barks too loud. It just wouldn't be worth it!
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