Born Into the Children of God

Author: Natacha Tormey,Nadene Ghouri

Publisher: HarperElement

ISBN: 9780007560325

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Natacha Tormey was born into the infamous religious cult known as The Children of God. Abused, exploited, and brainwashed by 'The Family', Natacha's childhood was stolen. Born to French hippy parents attracted to the religious movement by the unusual mix of evangelical Christianity, free love and rejection of the mainstream, from an early age Natacha was brainwashed to believe she had a special destiny - that she was part of an elite children's army bestowed with superpowers that would one day save the world from the Anti-Christ. Torn away from their parents, Natacha and her siblings were beaten on a daily basis and forced to sing and dance for entertainment in prisons and malls. Natacha never expected to live to adulthood. At the age of 18 Natacha escaped, but quickly found herself hurtling through a world she had no understanding of. Alone, and grappling to come to terms with an unbelievable sense of betrayal, she was stuck in a kind of limbo - confused and unable to feel part of either way of life. Natacha is one of the lucky ones; not all of her family survived the battle to shed the shame and pain of their past. To date over 40 ex-Children of God members of Natacha's generation have committed suicide. All Natacha ever wanted was to feel normal, but escaping the cult was only the beginning. Shocking, moving, but ultimately inspiring, this is Natacha's full story; it is both a personal tale of trauma and recovery, and an expos' of the secret world of abuse hidden behind commune walls.


Author: Faith Morgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529347610

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 4485

'A rare, highly detailed insider account of a "family" designed to be shut off from the world. And of Morgan, a ferocious young girl who railed hard against it.' Sunday Times 'This is an unflinching and courageous memoir, exposing one of the world's most infamous cults. It's an inspiring, if at times upsetting, read.' Daily Express My name is Faith Morgan and I was born into the infamous Children of God cult, or 'The Family' as it came to be known. At age 19 I managed to escape and entered a world in which I had to learn how to live again. Rebel is my story. My teenage diary helps piece the story of my travels in Costa Rica, India, Greece, Mexico, and London together. Of the communes, the 'missions', the friendships and the relationships. And of course, my enduring faith: in Jesus, in the Prophet (cult leader David Berg), and in the inevitability of the coming end times, which I fully believed would arrive. But beyond the brainwashing and mistreatment is the extraordinary story of my family and the adventures of my early life which help me understand what happened and why, so it doesn't happen to others. The spirit of that defiant girl who escaped is still in there somewhere, and through telling my story I wish to look into the eyes of 'evil', with its many faces so I can send it on its way.

A Commentary on the Gospel of John

Author: David Pawson

Publisher: Anchor Recordings Ltd.


Category: Religion

Page: 431

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'John is a remarkable Gospel, utterly different from the other three. It reflects the unique insights of the man who was closest to Jesus while he was on earth, and is full of concern that we should not just know about what Jesus did, but should also realize who he was. It reflects, too, John's burden the believers in Jesus should not be side-tracked by erroneous teaching, whether concerning Jesus' identity or the veracity of his claims. He wanted believers to be absolutely sure that eyewitnesses, Jesus' own words and his astonishing works all point to one who was truly God come in the flesh, the living Word, the very glory of God among humanity. John's collected evidence and proof all make the most compelling testimony to Jesus' right to demand our on-going trust and obedience.'

Immeasurably More

Author: Mark S. Mitchell

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512751316

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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Open your Bible and prepare to learn how God is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). Beloved teacher Ray Stedman takes you on a journey through Gods Word that will both inspire and motivate you. The theme of this book, the believers riches in Christ, becomes clearly evident as Immeasurably More leads you through portions of the Old and New Testamants in an easily-read, easily-grasped devotional experience. God says to his people, You are to be holy to me because I, the Lord, am holy. I have set you apart to be My own. (Lev 20:26). Christians must understand that we are the people of God today. What God said to Israel He also says to us, for in our relationship in Jesus Christ there is but one man, one body in Christ. Promises which appear in the Old Testament belong also to us who live this side of the cross.

The Expositor's Bible Commentary

Author: David E. Garland

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310235006

Category: Religion

Page: 989

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Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition of The Expositor's Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands. Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors' studies worldwide, this new thirteen-volume edition marshals the most current evangelical scholarship and resources. Of the fifty-six contributors, thirty of them are new. Reflecting the commentary's international and cross-denominational approach, they come from the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand, and from a broad diversity of churches, including Anglican, Baptist, Brethren, Methodist, Nazarene, Presbyterian, and Reformed. The Expositor's Bible Commentary uses the complete New International Version for its English text, but also refers freely to other translations and to the original languages. The thoroughly revised features consist of: * Comprehensive introductions * A short and precise bibliography * A detailed outline * Insightful exposition of passages and verses * Overviews of sections of Scripture to illumine the big picture * Occasional reflections to give more detail on important issues * Notes on textual questions and special problems, placed close to the text in question * Transliterations and translation of Hebrew and Greek words, enabling readers to understand even the more technical notes * A balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinion

Cult Following

Author: Bexy Cameron

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.

ISBN: 1786580942

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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READERS LOVE CULT FOLLOWING 'The most important memoir of this year' 'One of the most moving, powerful and profound memoirs I have ever read' 'A gripping, moving book from a brilliant, brave writer . . . I devoured this book' 'Truly amazing... couldn't recommend it more' 'Totally blown away... dare I say it's way better than Educated by Tara Westover' Bexy Cameron was in her late twenties when the dark events of her past finally caught up with her. Bexy was born into the Children of God, one of the world's most notorious cults. She was 9 years old when she experienced her first exorcism, held in a secret commune deep in the British countryside. At 10, she was placed on Silence Restriction, forced to be silent for a whole year. Even from an early age, she knew what was happening was not right. At the age of 15, she escaped, leaving behind her parents and 11 siblings. Haunted by her past, Bexy set off on a road trip across America, embedding herself in the underbelly of religious cults, living with children who, like her, are born into the worlds their parents and cult leaders have created for them. It is a journey of meth cooks, monks, Jesus Freaks, soap-making Armageddonists, surveillance vans and finally, confronting her parents and herself. 'A brave and deeply moving story of fierce spirit' - Dakota Johnson