|Title: "Not Without My Sister" - memoirs of 3 sisters who grew up in Children of God|
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Date Posted：18/11/2008 12:39 PMCopy HTML
"Not Without My Sister - the true story of 3 girls violated and betrayed" by Kristina Jones, Celeste Jones & Juliana Buhring.
this book is not for the faint hearted! It's a very informative view into life in the Children of God cult, from the perspective of 3 separated sisters all living in different places in the world. The authors bravely tackle the Law of Love and do not shy away from outlining the paedophilic and sexual abuse rampant in the cult. Some may find the details of this abuse vicariously traumatic. If able to read it however, it is an eye opener you will never forget! I was astounded at how many similarities I found between this extreme cult and the modus operandi of the GRC, and the FLDS. But I guess a cult is a cult is a cult! Same techniques, different names.
Blurb about the book:
Kristina, Celeste, and Juliana were all born into the Children of God cult, and from as early as three years old were mistreated and used as sexual beings. They were denied access to formal schooling, forced to wander the streets begging for money, and were mercilessly beaten for "crimes" as harmless as reading an encyclopedia. After being separated from each other and their mothers and forced to live in various missions with multiple foster parents, the sisters eventually managed to escape. In this startling exposé, they have come together to reveal in horrific detail the group that has destroyed the lives of so many. Their intertwining stories reveal a community spread throughout the world whose legacy of anorexia, depression, drug abuse, suicide, and even murder are impossible to erase. Together, the sisters found a strength that finally enabled them to uncover and free themselves from the shadows of their past.