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The Resource I fired God : my life inside--and escape from--the secret world of the Independent Fundamental Baptist cult, Jocelyn Zichterman

I fired God : my life inside--and escape from--the secret world of the Independent Fundamental Baptist cult, Jocelyn Zichterman

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I fired God : my life inside--and escape from--the secret world of the Independent Fundamental Baptist cult
Title
I fired God
Title remainder
my life inside--and escape from--the secret world of the Independent Fundamental Baptist cult
Statement of responsibility
Jocelyn Zichterman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a memoir and account of the Independent Fundamental Baptist church and its shocking history of religious abuse. The author 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 this book the author 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, she 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, she 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
Biography type
autobiography
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
I fired God : my life inside--and escape from--the secret world of the Independent Fundamental Baptist cult, Jocelyn Zichterman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-293)
Contents
Is the devil behind us or up ahead? -- My childhood in Wisconsin (1975-1985) -- Inside the world of the IFB -- The inner workings of the IFB church -- Early years in Colorado (1985-1988) -- Struggling through the teen years (1988-1993) -- My college years (1993-1995) -- Marriage and motherhood, IFB style (1995) -- The homeschooling mom -- The "virtuous woman" -- The turning point -- The rocky road to freedom (2006) -- Breaking free -- From IFB to liberal -- The survivors' network -- Taking the cause nationwide -- TRACS and academic fraud -- What needs to change?
Control code
2012042119
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 293 pages
Isbn
9781250026262
Lccn
2012042119
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)824670650
Label
I fired God : my life inside--and escape from--the secret world of the Independent Fundamental Baptist cult, Jocelyn Zichterman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-293)
Contents
Is the devil behind us or up ahead? -- My childhood in Wisconsin (1975-1985) -- Inside the world of the IFB -- The inner workings of the IFB church -- Early years in Colorado (1985-1988) -- Struggling through the teen years (1988-1993) -- My college years (1993-1995) -- Marriage and motherhood, IFB style (1995) -- The homeschooling mom -- The "virtuous woman" -- The turning point -- The rocky road to freedom (2006) -- Breaking free -- From IFB to liberal -- The survivors' network -- Taking the cause nationwide -- TRACS and academic fraud -- What needs to change?
Control code
2012042119
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 293 pages
Isbn
9781250026262
Lccn
2012042119
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)824670650

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