The Witness Wore Red

Author: Rebecca Musser

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9781455527830

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the "dangerous" outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' school headed by Warren Jeffs. Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens she became the nineteenth wife of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren's father. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family. The church, however, had a way of pulling her back in-and by 2007, Rebecca had no choice but to take the witness stand against the new prophet of the FLDS in order to protect her little sisters and other young girls from being forced to marry at shockingly young ages. The following year, Rebecca and the rest of the world watched as a team of Texas Rangers raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a stronghold of the FLDS. Rebecca's subsequent testimony would reveal the horrific secrets taking place behind closed doors of the temple, sending their leaders to prison for years, and Warren Jeffs for life. THE WITNESS WORE RED is a gripping account of one woman's struggle to escape the perverse embrace of religious fanaticism and sexual slavery, and a courageous story of hope and transformation.

The Witness Wore Red

Author: Rebecca Musser

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 145552784X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 8741


The revealing and inspiring memoir of a woman forced into polygamous marriage in FLDS Church and her brave struggle to protect others from the same fate. Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the "dangerous" outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' school headed by Warren Jeffs. Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens she became the nineteenth wife of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren's father. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family. The church, however, had a way of pulling her back in-and by 2007, Rebecca had no choice but to take the witness stand against the new prophet of the FLDS in order to protect her little sisters and other young girls from being forced to marry at shockingly young ages. The following year, Rebecca and the rest of the world watched as a team of Texas Rangers raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a stronghold of the FLDS. Rebecca's subsequent testimony would reveal the horrific secrets taking place behind closed doors of the temple, sending their leaders to prison for years, and Warren Jeffs for life. The Witness Wore Red is a gripping account of one woman's struggle to escape the perverse embrace of religious fanaticism and sexual slavery, and a courageous story of hope and transformation.

Summary of Rebecca Musser's The Witness Wore Red

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 66

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was excited to go outside and play, but my mother kept the destination a secret. We drove up into the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, and went for a walk on the grassy knolls behind my school, Eastwood Elementary. #2 I hated how we were so conspicuous in our long-sleeved shirts, prairie dresses, and exceptionally long braids. We were the only family in town who wore such clothing. #3 My mother used to play a game with me and my siblings where she would throw handfuls of feathers into the air and we would have to gather them up. She explained to us that words are like feathers, and that it is very easy for them to come out of our mouth, but very difficult to get them back in. #4 I thought about how my mother used her words. She was kind and encouraging, and she prayed with us every night and morning. She would tell us stories, which would haunt us later as we grew up.

Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, Volume 10 (2014)

Author: Jeffrey M. Bradshaw,Daniel Oswald,Tanya Spackman

Publisher: The Interpreter Foundation

ISBN: 1500943401

Category: Religion

Page: 282

View: 4748


This is volume 10 (2014) of Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture published by The Interpreter Foundation. It contains articles on a variety of topics including some notes on faith and reason, dating Christ's birth, Mary Whitmer's witness of the gold plates, the LDS Church's polygamous past, dissenters, Book of Mormon anachronisms, the comma in the Word of Wisdom, Enos's adaptations of the onomastic wordplay of Genesis, Mormonism and intellectual freedom, differing investigative approaches of Jeremy Runnells and Jeff Lindsay, a theological poem in the Book of Mormon, and reading the scriptures geographically.

Encyclopedia of American Women and Religion, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]

Author: June Melby Benowitz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440839875

Category: Social Science

Page: 799

View: 1576


This two-volume set examines women's contributions to religious and moral development in America, covering individual women, their faith-related organizations, and women's roles and experiences in the broader social and cultural contexts of their times. • Introduces readers to hundreds of women who became leaders within various religious faiths and denominations, including many who founded religious sects and organizations • Provides an understanding of women's developing roles in American religious culture, which continue to the present day • Enables readers to gain an understanding of the broad range of religions, approaches to religion, and attitudes toward religion in the United States • Documents how life's experiences can shape one's spiritual life and future development • Includes a timeline of the issues facing women that marks changing societal attitudes and individual women's accomplishments across history

The Law Reports of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

Author: Charles Chernor Jalloh,Simon Meisenberg

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004221689

Category: Law

Page: 4969

View: 8120


This volume, which consists of three books and a CD-ROM and is edited by two legal experts on the Sierra Leone court, presents, for the first time in a single place, a comprehensive collection of all the interlocutory decisions and final trial and appeals judgments issued by the court in the case Prosecutor v. Charles Ghankay Taylor. The Taylor case is the jewel in the crown of the SCSL, as it was the first ever trial and conviction of a former African head of state for crimes committed in a neighboring state. It is also one of a handful of such significant cases in international criminal law.

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608683109

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 642

View: 6810


If you want to get published, read this book! Jeff Herman’s Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers! This highly respected resource is used by publishing insiders everywhere and has been read by millions all over the world. Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. It reveals the names, interests, and contact information of thousands of agents and editors. It presents invaluable information about more than 350 publishers and imprints (including Canadian and university presses), lists independent book editors who can help you make your work more publisher-friendly, and helps you spot scams. Jeff Herman’s Guide unseals the truth about how to outsmart the gatekeepers, break through the barriers, and decipher the hidden codes to getting your book published. Countless writers have achieved their highest aspirations by following Herman’s outside-the-box strategies. If you want to reach the top of your game and transform rejections into contracts, you need this book! Jeff Herman’s Guide will educate you, inspire you, and become your virtual entourage at every step along the exhilarating journey to publication. Ask anyone in the book business, and they will refer you to Jeff Herman’s Guide. NEW for 2015: Comprehensive index listing dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent.

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