Cult Insanity: A Memoir of Polygamy, Prophets, and Blood Atonement
Life for Irene Spencer was a series of devastating disappointments and hardships. Irene's first book, Shattered Dreams, is the staggering chronicle of her struggle to provide for her children in abject poverty and feelings of abandonment each time her husband left to be with one of his other wives. Irene was raised to believe polygamy was the way of life necessary for her ticket to heaven.
The hard knocks of her environment were just the beginning of Irene's shocking tale. Insanity ran rampant in her husband's family and was the source of inconceivable events that unfolded throughout Irene's adult life. CULT INSANITY takes readers deeper into her story to uncover the outrageous behavior of her brother-in-law Ervil -- a self-proclaimed prophet who determined he was called to set the house of God in order -- and how he terrorized their colony. Claiming to be God's avenger and to have a license to kill in the name of God, Ervil ordered the murders of friends and family members, eliminating all those who challenged his authority.
For those who were gripped by Shattered Dreams, the rest of the story will blow them away. CULT INSANITY is a riveting, terrifying memoir of polygamist life under the tyranny of a madman.
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Review: Cult Insanity: A Memoir of Polygamy, Prophets, and Blood AtonementUser Review - Yana Cascioffe - Goodreads
At the end of Irene Spencer's first book, Shattered Dreams, she mentions that she'd written about her evil brother-in-law Ervil but then ripped those pages out so his story would not overshadow her ... Read full review
Review: Cult Insanity: A Memoir of Polygamy, Prophets, and Blood AtonementUser Review - Kari Brummond - Goodreads
To give someone's personal story a "meh" seems a little cruel, but again, I'm trying to find a memoir I like, and this is a "meh" for me. It's a valuable story, but it reads like a small town newspaper--too many names, too many details make the action hard to find. Read full review