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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 (6)

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5.0

Incredible read, shocking story

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  • Deeply Informative
  • Well Written

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  • Limited Appeal

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  • Lay Person
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Incredible story from an incredible woman. This is a story that needs to be read and told. The author is generous and open in telling her tragic but uplifting life story. I won't forget this book.

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4.0

Shocking truths

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  • Deeply Informative

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  • Biblical Background
  • Cogency

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A seriously disturbing inside look at a fundamentalist cult. Shines a light on the extent a psychotic theology can ruin lives, control government and twist political processes to it's perverted ends.
At times the cast is so numerous confusion can be induced. Essentially though a searingly honest overview of a little known branch of the Mormons.

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5.0

Great read content very real

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from kalgoorlie wa

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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

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    from Launceston, Tasmania

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    • Theologically Sound
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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

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      from Country, NSW

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        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!

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        from Dunedoo

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        • Deeply Informative
        • Hard To Believe
        • Well Written

        Cons

        • Limited Appeal
        • Not What I Expected

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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

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        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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          from Sydney

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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

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          from Perth Australia

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              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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              "For those who might feel polygamy is harmless, I suggest they read the just published book, "Church of Lies," by Flora Jessop and Paul T. Brown....Hers is not a pretty story, ...But it merits reading as its core message is credible and valid." --"The Examiner", February 21-23, 2009""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)

              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
              Country of Publication: AU
              Weight (kg): 0.475
              Edition Number: 1