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Heavens Harlots: My Fifteen Years as a Sacred Prostitute in the Children of God Cult Miriam Williams|Williams, Miriam 1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0688170129
ISBN-13: 9780688170127
Sku: 30472220
Publish Date: 6/1/1999
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.75T
Pages:  324
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Miriam Williams was an idealistic child of the '60s, the offspring of a German-American family who resided in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. When seventeen-year-old Miriam accepted an invitation from a "Jesus person" to take a bus ride to a commune in upstate New York, she had no idea she was embarking on a spiritual odyssey gone haywire, becoming a member of a perverse cult that instructed its women to give free love to strange men in order to open them up to the Lord's message. Eventually leaving the cult with five children by several fathers who had become husbands in arranged marriages, Miriam founded a group called Safe Haven to help ex-cult members make the transition back to normalcy.
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Miriam Williams was an idealistic child of the '60s, the offspring of a German-American family who resided in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. When seventeen-year-old Miriam accepted an invitation from a "Jesus person" to take a bus ride to a commune in upstate New York, she had no idea she was embarking on a spiritual odyssey gone haywire, becoming a member of a perverse cult that instructed its women to give free love to strange men in order to open them up to the Lord's message. Eventually leaving the cult with five children by several fathers who had become husbands in arranged marriages, Miriam founded a group called Safe Haven to help ex-cult members make the transition back to normalcy.A disturbing account of one woman's experience in a bizarre cult that at its peak boasted nineteen thousand members world wide describes her struggle to start anew after years of having sex with strangers in an effort to save their souls. Reprint.
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Miriam Williams spent 15 years of her life as a member of the Children of God cult, where she had to serve as a "sacred prostitute," enticing potential cult members. This autobiography chronicles her experiences in the cult, her eventual escape, and her struggle to rebuild her life. Miriam eventually founded a group called Safe Haven to help former cult members make the transition back to everyday life.

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"An absorbing memoir of life in a controversial religious movement." 05/01/1998
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0324
Product attributePublisher:   Quill
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