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 - Natalie - Goodreads
This book is not written very well; but, the topic is so fascinating to me, I couldn't put it down. I also highly recommend reading Irene Spencer's "Shattered Dreams" first to avoid confusion. Read full review
Review: Cult Insanity: A Memoir of Polygamy, Prophets, and Blood AtonementUser Review - dejah_thoris - Goodreads
Similar to Carolyn Jessop's two books, Escape and Triumph, Irene Spencer's previous memoir, Shattered Dreams, is a much more personal account of her struggle living polygamy whereas Cult Insanity ... Read full review
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