Friday, October 09, 2009
CULT INSANITY--A Memoir Of Polygamy, Prophets, And Blood Atonement
By Irene Spencer, Author of The New York Times Bestseller Shattered Dreams
Cult Insanity delves deeply into the story of Irene Spencer's arduous life in a polygamous fundamentalist Mormon sect. In her book Shattered Dreams she tells of sharing her husband with nine other women (and fifty-six children) in abject poverty and intense mental and emotional anguish. Cult Insanity delves deeper and focuses on the terrifying acts of Ervil LeBaron her brother-in-law and a self-proclaimed prophet who determined he had been called to set the house of God in order. Irene tells how her life was enveloped in a dark cloud of fear and anguish. Survival for herself and her ever-growing family turned into a constant flight from one desert camp to another across the harsh badlands of Baja, California.
Bud Gardner, coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul wrote, "Irene Spencer is my hero. In her second book, Cult Insanity, she delves even deeper into the soul-stealing world of polygamy. She bravely exposes Ervil LeBaron, her evil brother-in-law and the self-proclaimed prophet of the world, for ordering the deaths of twenty-eight family members and converts who opposed him. This book plunges a dagger into the heart of polygamous slavery."
Why in the world would anybody want to sit and read this kind of horrifying story? I wanted to read it because it is a part of religious history. It's true. It actually happened. I wanted to know all about it and try to understand it. If you have that kind of intellectual and curious interest you will want to read this book. I'm not going to say you will enjoy it. But you will be informed and the book will hold your attention from the first word to the last.
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