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The Resource Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs, Rachel Jeffs

Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs, Rachel Jeffs

Label
Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs
Title
Breaking free
Title remainder
how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Jeffs
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The daughter of the self-proclaimed prophet of the FLDS Church describes the abusive patriarchal culture in which she was raised by sister wives and dominating men and discusses how her father remains a powerful influence on his followers
  • "ln this searing memoir of resilience and redemption, Rachel Jeffs--daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints--writes about her life inside, and triumphant escape from, a dangerous cult that still holds thousands in its thrall. Rachel Jeffs grew up at her father's side as he attained power and ultimate control of the FLDS Church, a strict patriarchal culture where the women are subordinate to the men, and everyone is at the mercy of an increasingly unstable Prophet. Living outside mainstream Mormonism and federal law, Warren Jeffs established a cult in which members are brainwashed to do his bidding; underage girls are married to men they don't know; parents are separated from their children; and people are cast out forever at the Prophet's merest whim. Even after the FBI placed Warren Jeffs on its Ten Most Wanted List and he received a life sentence for child sexual assault, Jeffs's iron grip on the church remains firm and his edicts to his followers grow increasingly restrictive and bizarre. In Breaking Free, Rachel Jeffs offers a stunning look at life inside this notorious cult from the unique perspective of being both the favorite of Warren Jeffs's more than fifty children and the object of his most depraved 'revelations.' Compelled into an arranged polygamous marriage, locked away in 'houses of hiding' as punishment for perceived transgressions, and physically separated from her children, Rachel--Jeffs's first plural daughter by the second of his more than seventy wives--eventually faced a terrible decision: should she stay in this hell, or should she leave everything and everyone she'd ever known? A shocking and mesmerizing story of faith, abuse, and courage, Breaking Free is both an expose of religious extremism and a portrait of extraordinary resilience."--Dust jacket flap
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
  • 289.3/34092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ994
LC item number
.J45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs, Rachel Jeffs
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
You could drive a car through my family tree -- Sins of the father -- Mind games -- Rebellion -- Keep your enemy close -- Heavenly Father offers a blessing -- Wedding -- Love, plural style -- The prophet rises -- Plural wife -- Do you have cows? -- Land of refuge -- This is what hell feels like -- The good years -- The raid -- Life goes on -- The noose tightens -- Purgatory -- Back in the fold -- Solitary confinement -- Enough -- Flirting with damnation -- Sister secret -- First one out -- Over the wall -- Answered prayers -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn973069394
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 285 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062670526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973069394
Label
Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs, Rachel Jeffs
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
You could drive a car through my family tree -- Sins of the father -- Mind games -- Rebellion -- Keep your enemy close -- Heavenly Father offers a blessing -- Wedding -- Love, plural style -- The prophet rises -- Plural wife -- Do you have cows? -- Land of refuge -- This is what hell feels like -- The good years -- The raid -- Life goes on -- The noose tightens -- Purgatory -- Back in the fold -- Solitary confinement -- Enough -- Flirting with damnation -- Sister secret -- First one out -- Over the wall -- Answered prayers -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn973069394
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 285 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062670526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973069394

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