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The Mormon Cult: A Former Missionary Reveals the Secrets of Mormon Mind Control
by Jack B. Worthy (Goodreads Author)
Scrutinizing the experience of growing up Mormon, this personal narrative tells the story of one man's disillusionment with his faith and subsequent excommunication from the Church. This account reveals what is posited as inherent racism and sexism within the church and seeks to expose the controlling methods of indoctrination and the harsh process of excommunication. The ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by See Sharp Press
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People Who Have Left Cults or Religious Fundamentalism (Memoirs & Biographies)
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A book of this type, one that takes a critical look at any religious institution – the Mormon Church in this case - almost always suffers from one of a few common faults depending on the history of the author. Non-Mormons would appear to be best equipped to take an unbiased view, but those I’ve read have all misinterpreted, misunderstood, and gotten key facts wrong. They also suffer from bias due to their religious views or lack thereof. You won’t find anything written by an active and devout ...more