By Kelissa Bass

For the 1st time ever, a reclaimed survivor of achieve Inc. tells the interior tale of "The Holyland" , headed via Bishop Luke Edwards and the tough fact of what occurs there...Kelissa's memoir records an unforgettable account of 1 of the main severe instances of kid abuse. on the age of five Kelissa had her first alcoholic drink and used to be sexually abused by the hands of her stepfather as her mom was once pressured to observe. She discovered to faucet into her internal survivor as she navigated her approach into youth. Kelissa had by no means been out of the kingdom of Michigan till someday on the age of sixteen she came upon herself pregnant and making an attempt to not get stuck by way of the social employee who was once seeking to position her again into foster care. whereas facing all of this she was once additionally being burdened to aid in a homicide research via the police bearing on her unborn baby's father who was once incarcerated. nearly in a single day she made the choice to guard her and her unborn child. She packed up, left the existence she knew, and boarded a bus headed south on September third, 1984. Arriving to discover herself secretly recruited to a spiritual commune over a thousand miles clear of domestic the place she turned a follower and "The Holyland" compound turned her domestic in Emelle, Alabama. Upon assembly the guy who referred to as himself "The Bishop" for the 1st time he came upon as really nice and welcoming.She quickly discovered that this used to be a ruse. Over a decade had handed earlier than Kelissa turned annoyed with how her existence used to be going, facing the felony issues that have been occurring to her, and looking at the unprotected abuse occurring to a few of the adults and kids. She remained there till Spring, 1994. during this e-book, Kelissa explores why such a lot of humans got here to think that "The Bishop" was once really divinely encouraged. you are going to meet many of the males, ladies and youngsters of "The Holyland" . you will get an within look at the day by day lifetime of the group. additionally, you will get to examine lifestyles within a cult from the stand element of a survivor. no longer forgetting to say that this was once executive monitored and authorized compound.... " i'm wondering occasionally if i used to be relatively secretly recruited" Kelissa says....

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