Daughter of Gloriavale

Daughter of Gloriavale

My Life in A Religious Cult

eBook - 2017
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One young woman's true story of growing up in Gloriavale Christian Community, the repressive cult led by her grandfather, the charismatic and controlling Hopeful Christian. In this personal account, Lilia Tarawa exposes the shocking secrets of the cult, with its rigid rules and oppressive control of women. She describes her fear when her family questioned Gloriavale's beliefs and practices. When her parents fled with their children, Lilia was forced to make a desperate choice: to stay or to leave. No matter what she chose, she would lose people she loved. In the outside world, Lilia struggled. Would she be damned to hell for leaving? How would she learn to navigate this strange place called 'the world'? And would she ever find out the truth about the criminal convictions against her grandfather?
Publisher: Sydney :, Allen & Unwin,, 2017.
Branch Call Number: DIGITAL
Characteristics: 1 online resource (177 pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Custom Field2: Not recommended for use on the libraries' public computers.
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Shontelle: A woman's true insight of being brought up in a religious cult, a world far different from ours and portrayed to be the only way of life. Also available in Large Print and as an eBook.

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Apr 19, 2020

3/5 life of the infamous new Zealand religious group known as glorivale who nest closely to the west coast . In lilia story is the mad things in which they follow and secrets beyond the grave and the tell tale about her family leaving and never returning to gloriavale . Pretty good but can’t beleive they are still around ...

Oct 02, 2019

So glad she found the strength to escape.

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