Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Jesus Freaks: A True Story of Murder and Madness on the Evangelical Edge by Don Lattin

In the tradition of Jon Krakauer's Under the Banner of Heaven, Don Lattin's Jesus Freaks is the story of a shocking pilgrimage of revenge that left two people dead and shed new light on The Family International, one of the most controversial religious movements to emerge from the spiritual turmoil of the sixties and seventies.Some say The Family International-previously known as the Children of God-began with the best intentions. But their sexual and spiritual excesses soon forced them to go underground and follow a dark and dangerous path. Their charismatic leader, David "Moses" Berg, preached a radical critique of the piety and hypocrisy of mainstream Christianity. But Berg's message quickly devolved into its own web of lies. He lusted for power and unlimited access to female members of his flock-including young girls and teenagers-and became a drunken tyrant, setting up re-indoctrination camps around the world for rebellious teenagers under his control. Thousands of children raised in The Family would defect and try to live normal lives, but the prophet's heir apparent, Ricky "Davidito" Rodriguez, was unable to either bear the excesses of the cult or fit into normal society. Sexually and emotionally abused as a child, Ricky left the fold and began a crusade to destroy the only family he ever knew, including a plot to kill his own mother.Veteran journalist Don Lattin has written a powerful, engrossing book about this uniquely American tragedy. Jesus Freaks is a cautionary tale for those who fail to question the prophesies and proclamations of anyone who claims to speak for God.

Buy Jesus Freaks: A True Story of Murder and Madness on the Evangelical Edge by Don Lattin from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780061118067
ISBN-10: 0061118060
Format: Paperback
(202mm x 136mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Jesus Freaks: A True Story of Murder and Madness on the Evangelical Edge by Don Lattin

Book Reviews - Jesus Freaks: A True Story of Murder and Madness on the Evangelical Edge by Don Lattin

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Jesus Freaks: A True Story of Murder and Madness on the Evangelical Edge book by Don Lattin and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Don Lattin

Changing Our Minds by Don Lattin
Paperback, April 2017
$41.36
Distilled Spirits by Don Lattin
Hardback, October 2012
$51.73
Harvard Psychedelic Club by Don Lattin
Paperback, January 2011
$25.89