| Originally Posted by ~Nicole~ |
I was talking about this in another thread and thought I might as well post it here!
I'm reading "Stolen Innocence" by Elissa Wall and I love it. I started it on Sunday and I'm almost done. It's about the polygomous sect, FLDS as explained by an ex-member. I feel really ignorant while reading it as I was not very educated on the religion. So if you're into true stories or autobiographies, I recommend it.
Ok. I finally have a moment to recommend similar books.
Escape by Carolyn Jessop -amazing book about a woman who grew up in the FLDS. Was married at 18 to a fifty plus man. She has 8 children and escapes the sect.
Lost Boy by Brent Jeffs - Another good one. He is related to Warren Jeff's the prophet of the FLDS who is now in prison thanks to the girl in the book you already read. He was actually molested by Warren Jeff's and brought his own lawsuit.
Favorite Wife: Escape from Polygamy by Susan Ray Schmidt - She is the 6th wife of a man when she is only 15. This is a different polygamist cult though. The LeBaron's which is a crazy story. The brother murders his own brother and others and has a hit list which is still out today and has people murdering for him.
Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer - Kindof different. Not based soley on polygamy. Stories of how violence erupts from the LDS and other sects.
Leaving the Saints by Martha Beck - Not polygamist at all. This story is of a Mormon girl (LDS NOT FLDS) who leaves the church. This one struck a chord with me b/c I grew up LDS until I was 19 and it all was so familiar. How the church is very hard to leave and very cult like. It is a long process and does a lot of damage so this book was very eye opening.
Those are my favorite. I'm reading another one right now written by the sister wife of the author Susan Ray Schmidt. When I finish I'll let you know how it is. Enjoy. And if you have an questions feel free to ask.