Cults

"Cult" may refer to the original and typically ancient sense of "religious practice" or to a newly established religious movement. It is also a pejorative term for a group whose religious beliefs are considered fanatical and unacceptable.

(See also cult classics.)

Night Film
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
It Ain't Me, Babe (Hades Hangmen, #1)
Becoming Calder
The Leftovers
Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2)
Ice Cold (Rizzoli & Isles, #8)
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
Kraken
The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice
Always Watching: A Novel
Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson
Arcadia
Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier
Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion

Giveaways

  • Black Star Black Sun by Rich Hawkins
    Black Star Black Sun
    by
    Release date: Feb 16, 2015
    Ben Ottway has returned to his family home in Marchwood; tired, broken, and grieving over the disappearance of his wife. This should be a time of rest…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Mar 02 - Mar 09, 2015
    3 copies available, 247 people requesting
    Countries available: US, CA, and GB
  • Beyond the Edge by Shane Shelton
    Beyond the Edge
    by
    Release date: Feb 01, 2015
    With a drunk for a mother and a sketchy high school to attend, keeping herself safe had been a challenge for sixteen year old Willow Tearney long befo…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Feb 27 - Mar 27, 2015
    3 copies available, 57 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Escape
    Survivor
    Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
    Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
    Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
    Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion
    Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
    Kraken
    The Chosen One
    A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown
    Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the People's Temple
    Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
    One Door Away from Heaven
    Not Without My Sister: The True Story of Three Girls Violated and Betrayed by Those They Trusted
    The Kingdom of the Cults

    People do not knowingly join “cults” that will ultimately destroy and kill them. People join self-help groups, churches, political movements, college campus dinner socials, and the like, in an effort to be a part of something larger than themselves. It is mostly the innocent and naive who find themselves entrapped. In their openhearted endeavor to find meaning in their lives, they walk blindly into the promise of ultimate answers and a higher purpose. It is usually only gradually that a group tu ...more
    Deborah Layton, Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the People's Temple

    Flannery O'Connor
    You have to quit confusing a madness with a mission.
    Flannery O'Connor, The Violent Bear it Away

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