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Sex Cult Nun
Sex Cult Nun: Breaking Away from the Children of God, a Wild, Radical Religious Cult | Faith Jones
Educated meets The Vow in this story of liberation and self-empowermentan inspiring and stranger-than-fiction memoir of growing up in and breaking free from the Children of God, an oppressive, extremist religious cult. Faith Jones was raised to be part a religious army preparing for the End Times. Growing up on an isolated farm in Macau, she prayed for hours every day and read letters of prophecy written by her grandfather, the founder of the Children of God. Tens of thousands of members strong, the cult followers looked to Faiths grandfather as their guiding light. As such, Faith was celebrated as special and then punished doubly to remind her that she was not. Over decades, the Children of God grew into an international organization that became notorious for its alarming sex practices and allegations of abuse and exploitation. But with indomitable grit, Faith survived, creating a world of her ownpilfering books and teaching herself high school curriculum. Finally, at age twenty-three, thirsting for knowledge and freedom, she broke away, leaving behind everything she knew to forge her own path in America. A complicated family story mixed with a hauntingly intimate coming-of-age narrative, Faith Jones extraordinary memoir reflects our societal norms of oppression and abuse while providing a unique lens to explore spiritual manipulation and our rights in our bodies. Honest, eye-opening, uplifting, and intensely affecting, Sex Cult Nun brings to life a hidden world thats hypnotically alien yet unexpectedly relatable.
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Samary
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ALL the trigger warnings, for kids and adults. This was a difficult, yet fascinating read. I‘m so happy the author found the strength to tell her story.
I find cults fascinating and will read tell-alls and escape memoirs as often as I can.

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FelinesAndFelonies
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Cow & I decided we needed some lighter reading after getting about 200 pages into A Little Life. #catsy #catsoflitsy #littenskittens

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britt_brooke
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I was extremely spoiled by my swap match, @LouLouLane ! Thanks, friend!

#NashvilleLittens

JamieArc Ooh that‘s a great package! 1mo
Megabooks Wow! Fantastic! 1mo
britt_brooke @JamieArc Thanks! Felt like Christmas morning! 🥰 1mo
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britt_brooke @Megabooks I told the group last night I‘d stacked the Nun book after your review. I was like: “Meg‘s my other super cult-y friend … I mean, we‘re not *in* a cult, but y‘all know what I mean.” 😂 #bookcult 1mo
Megabooks Lololol!! 😂 1mo
CallMeIshmael You had me at sex cult nun! What a name 1mo
monalyisha I just saw this book in a bookstore last night. I ALMOST bought it for myself but I was supposed to be Christmas shopping & have done that one too many times this season. But WOW, is it up my alley! I‘ll probably just use an Audible credit on it asap, instead. 😉 1mo
britt_brooke @monalyisha Yes!! I was going to go audio, but then received the hardcover 🤩 - hoping to crack it open soon! 1mo
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Megabooks
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A fascinating, if longwinded, look inside the Children of God cult written by a granddaughter of the founder. In addition to sharing details of their worst sexual practices CW ⬇️, she also shares her life in and out of favor with the church. From being sent to re-education camps in Thailand and Japan to living sort of happily in Kazakhstan and Macau, she worked hard to escape the cult mentally and physically when she was a young adult.

Megabooks CW: child rape/molestation, adult rape, corporal punishment, and of course the cult-y mind control things 2mo
Cinfhen Hmmm, not sure it‘s calling to me 2mo
britt_brooke Thanks for tagging me! Def going to read this. 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen you may or may not enjoy it, but it is definitely in @britt_brooke ‘s wheelhouse!! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole I‘ve been curious about this one! 2mo
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Megabooks
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Despite @rachelsbrittain ‘s so-so on this one, my love of all things cultish made me want to give this a try.

It‘s a look at the author‘s childhood in and leaving the Children of God cult. I watched a show on ID about three women who were in as kids and it was equal parts disturbing and fascinating.

I‘ll tag anyone interested in my review. #NewReleaseTuesday #audiobook

Pretty sky here in KY this afternoon!

britt_brooke I haven‘t read much about this cult. #stacked 2mo
rachelsbrittain I hope you'll like it! It was definitely worth the read for me just didn't blow me away. I'll be interested to see what you think. 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Definitely on my list! I‘ll look for your review 😊 2mo
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Suet624 A cult that @britt_brooke hasn‘t read much about?! 2mo
britt_brooke @Suet624 Right?! I‘ve only read 2 books that I can think of. Usually, I dig deeper! 😂😅 2mo
BiblioLitten I recently watched Midsommar and was equally disturbed and fascinated too 2mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Despite the very provocative title, this book is really a memoir. As the granddaughter of Children of God founder David Berg, Faith was raised in the cult from birth, mostly on a farm in Macau. She certainly lived a very interesting life & if you're fascinated by cults (as I am) it will probably be an interesting read, but if you know anything about the Children of God you'll understand why the title references a "sex cult."

TWs in comment below.

rachelsbrittain Trigger warning for sexual abuse, sex with minors, rape, religious manipulation, and at least one instance of overt fat shaming 3mo
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ReadingEnvy
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This is the second book I've read by someone who grew up in Children of God aka The Family, forced into questionable practices because of decisions their parents made. Faith Jones' grandfather is actually the founder, Mo, of this one.

CW for sexual abuse, religious brainwashing, psychological harm, etc.↘️

ReadingEnvy For such a vibrant title, the book is a bit dry. Most of it is just sad, knowing how many years Faith and her family suppressed their own desires to try to follow all the crazy rules. If you've never had an inside view, there's nothing like a child who suffered through it for a chilling perspective. Another interesting component is a childhood lived almost entirely outside the United States.
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