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I Fired God

My Life Inside--and Escape From--the Secret World of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Cult
Zichterman, Jocelyn (Book - 2013 )
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This book is a compelling memoir and investigation into the Independent Fundamental Baptist church and its shocking history of religious abuse. Jocelyn Zichterman was born, raised, married into, and finally, with her family, fled the Independent Fundamental Baptist church. Founded by the fiery preacher Bob Jones, with several hundred thousand, IFB members are told they must not associate with members of other Baptist denominations and evangelicals, with an emphasis on secrecy, insular marriages within the church, a subservience for women, and unusual child raising practices. In "I Fired God, " Jocelyn Zichterman blows the lid off the IFB's disturbing history, exposing a cult-like atmosphere of corruption, greed, and abuse. Having been initiated into its innermost circles, Zichterman knows that the gentle demeanor America sees in the form of the Duggar clan on "19 Kids and Counting" disguises the truth about the darker side of the church. With written documentation and sources so thorough that law enforcement has used her work as a foundation for criminal prosecutions, Zichterman exposes the IFB with revelations including: The disturbing world of abuse within the IFB and doctors and teachers who cater exclusively to church members and fail to report physical and sexual abuse; The IFB-controlled Bob Jones University, which issues worthless degrees while making vast sums of money for its founders; The way the IFB influences politics on the local, state, and national level, and protects its abusive culture under the constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion. - Publisher.
Authors: Zichterman, Jocelyn
Title: I fired God
my life inside--and escape from--the secret world of the Independent Fundamental Baptist cult
Publisher: New York : St. Martins Press, c2013.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: viii, 293 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Summary: This book is a compelling memoir and investigation into the Independent Fundamental Baptist church and its shocking history of religious abuse. Jocelyn Zichterman was born, raised, married into, and finally, with her family, fled the Independent Fundamental Baptist church. Founded by the fiery preacher Bob Jones, with several hundred thousand, IFB members are told they must not associate with members of other Baptist denominations and evangelicals, with an emphasis on secrecy, insular marriages within the church, a subservience for women, and unusual child raising practices. In "I Fired God, " Jocelyn Zichterman blows the lid off the IFB's disturbing history, exposing a cult-like atmosphere of corruption, greed, and abuse. Having been initiated into its innermost circles, Zichterman knows that the gentle demeanor America sees in the form of the Duggar clan on "19 Kids and Counting" disguises the truth about the darker side of the church. With written documentation and sources so thorough that law enforcement has used her work as a foundation for criminal prosecutions, Zichterman exposes the IFB with revelations including: The disturbing world of abuse within the IFB and doctors and teachers who cater exclusively to church members and fail to report physical and sexual abuse; The IFB-controlled Bob Jones University, which issues worthless degrees while making vast sums of money for its founders; The way the IFB influences politics on the local, state, and national level, and protects its abusive culture under the constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion. - Publisher.
Local Note: 53 79 80 118 172 193 203 231 250
ISBN: 9781250026262
Statement of Responsibility: Jocelyn Zichterman ; with Kathy Passero
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-293).
Subject Headings: Abused children Religious life. Psychological abuse Religious aspects Christianity. Psychological abuse victims Religious life. Baptists United States Biography. Zichterman, Jocelyn. Baptists Controversial literature.
Topical Term: Abused children
Psychological abuse
Psychological abuse victims
Baptists
Baptists
LCCN: 2012042119
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