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Church of Lies : One Of 28 Children Born To My Father And His Three Wives, I Was Brought Up In A Polygamist Cult To Believe That The Outside World Was Evil And That I Resided Among The Righteous.  But My Innocence Didn’t Last Long. - Flora Jessop

Church of Lies

One Of 28 Children Born To My Father And His Three Wives, I Was Brought Up In A Polygamist Cult To Believe That The Outside World Was Evil And That I Resided Among The Righteous. But My Innocence Didn’t Last Long.

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Church of Lies is a stranger-than-fiction story that is torn from today's headlines. It recounts Flora Jessop's painful journey: she was held captive and repeatedly abused, both physically and sexually, only to flee her 'family' and find herself addicted to drugs, working as a topless dancer and involved with violent men. Ultimately, her story is one of redemption.

Flora had an awakening that led her to become an outspoken advocate for women and children who were still suffering in polygamist communities. Church of Lies not only tells the heartbreaking personal story of a courageous woman but also exposes the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for what it is - a renegade and abusive cult.

About the Authors

Fora Jessop is a former victim of a polygamous community and a leading advocate for the recent rescue, separation and ultimate liberation of the more than four hundred sexually abused Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints children.

Paul T Brown is a best-selling author and a nationally acclaimed wildlife photographer. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Escape in Iraq: The Thomas Hamill Story , as well as Conserving Wild America , Paul Brown's Wild Visions and Freedom Matters .

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  • Well written (5)

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    5.0

    Great read content very real

    By sandy reader

    from kalgoorlie wa

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    Pros

    • Deeply Informative

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      Best Uses

      • Counseling
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      Comments about Church of Lies:

      This book gives us all the information which we wondered about with this religion

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      5.0

      Eye-opening read

      By Lynne

      from Launceston, Tasmania

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      • Deeply Informative
      • Theologically Sound
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        • Church Pastor/Elder
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        Comments about Church of Lies:

        What a great read....a real eye-opener to one of the 'cult' type religions. Admire the author immensely because she had the courage to stand up against the church and expose its evil side to the rest of the world as well as working tirelessly to free the 'brain washed' children from the sect.

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        5.0

        Even more than the cover implies

        By The Artist

        from Country, NSW

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        • Classic
        • Deeply Informative
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          • Any Adult Reader

          Comments about Church of Lies:

          I thought Id read everything about this cult but this is the most in-depth I've read so far. Very enlightening but extremely frightening as the same time. Told with great honesty.

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          1.0

          An eye opener!

          By Nannychooks

          from Dunedoo

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          • Deeply Informative
          • Hard To Believe
          • Well Written

          Cons

          • Limited Appeal
          • Not What I Expected

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          • Church Pastor/Elder
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          Comments about Church of Lies:

          Cant believe the contents of this book!I realize the author has researched it well,but OMG how can parents shut their eyes to whats happening to their children!

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          5.0

          Worth reading

          By Crazy Bear

          from Rural, Victoria

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          • Captivating
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            Comments about Church of Lies:

            This book deeply touched me. It was a hard book to put down. An incredible journey of a brave woman. It is a reminder of how evil people can be and how people can be brainwashed from a young age.

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            5.0

            Tragic results of religious brainwashing

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            • Confronting And Honest
            • Deeply Informative

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            • Limited Appeal

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            Comments about Church of Lies:

            Pre knowledge about the subject would be an advantage to 'enjoy' this book

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            5.0

            Excellent read

            By Karenbeu

            from Perth Australia

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                Comments about Church of Lies:

                This is a excellent book, I didn't no anything about these cults. I couldn't put it down until I had finished it, I hope there is a follow up book.

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                Acknowledgments.
                Introduction: My Name Is Flora Jessop.

                Part One: Pligville.
                1. The End of Innocence.
                2. Home Sweet Home.
                3. The Rape.
                4. The Great Escape.
                5. Little Runaway.
                6. The Prisoner.

                Part Two: Apostate.
                7. Married.
                8. Gone for Good.
                9. No Boundaries.
                10. The End of the Road.
                11. Shauna.
                12. No One's Property.
                13. Family.

                Part Three: Outlaw.
                14. Ruby.
                15. Lost and Found.
                16. Changes.
                17. Rescuing the Fawns.
                18. Running Away Again.
                19. Laurene.
                20. No Sympathy for the Devil.

                Part Four: No More Pain.
                21. Fighting On.Epilogue.

                Notes.
                About the Authors.
                Index.

                ISBN: 9781742169385
                ISBN-10: 1742169384
                Audience: General
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 296
                Published: 13th March 2009
                Weight (kg): 0.475