The Truth Book

The Truth Book

Escaping A Childhood of Abuse Among Jehovah's Witnesses: A Memoir

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
Shares the account of a woman who was psychologically and sexually abused along with her mother and younger brother by her revered Jehovah's Witness stepfather, whose behavior was unquestioned by their congregation.

Blackwell North Amer
The personal account of a young girl who endured abuse and the disturbing effects of religious hypocrisy within one of the most enigmatic sects of Christian fundamentalism.
Joy Castro is adopted as a baby and raised by a devout Jehovah's Witness family. As a child, she is constantly told to always tell the truth, no matter the consequences, for she must model herself on Jehovah, and Jehovah does not lie. She dutifully studies the truth book, a supplemental religious text that contains the principles of the faith.
When Joy is ten years old, her parents divorce. Earlier, her father had been disfellowshipped, or excommunicated from the congregation, for smoking. When Joy is twelve, her mother marries a respected brother in their church. He has an impeccable public persona, but behind closed doors at home he is a savage brute. Joy and her younger brother Tony are forbidden from seeing their father and are abused mercilessly - to the point they both think they are going to die. Their battered mother does nothing to protect them. Nor does their church, to which Joy voices her appeals. For two years they suffer, until one day Joy reaches out to her father, and together they plan and execute the children's daring escape.

Baker
& Taylor

Shares the personal account of a woman who was psychologically and sexually abused along with her mother and younger brother by her revered Jehovah's Witness stepfather, whose behavior was unquestioned by their fundamentalist congregation. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781559707879
1559707879
Characteristics: 230p

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Oct 10, 2012

this is an extremely powerful book==hope to see much more from this author

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