The devastating account of three sisters, torn apart and forced to suffer abuse and exploitation at the hands of a community that robbed them of their childhood. They reveal three lives, separate but entwined, that have experienced unspeakable horror, unrelenting loyalty and unforgettable courage.
In the late 1960s, 50-year-old David Berg founded a sect based on the teachings of fundamentalist Christianity and the Sixties' principles of free love. Known as The Children of God, the organisation grew to be one of the most widespread cults in the world, with communes across the globe.
But the experiences of children such as Kristina, Celeste and Juliana were a world away from the traditional Christian understanding of 'love' and 'forgiveness'. The organisation that was entrusted with their care and upbringing practiced physical and mental torture, thought control, prostitution, incest and paedophilia.
The three girls were separated from each other and their mothers at an early age and lived in various missions throughout the world under the 'care' of various foster parents.
This is their story of horror, perversion and loss but, ultimately, it is an account of immense love and immeasurable bravery.
- Publication Date:
- 20 / 06 / 2010
- 153 x 234mm