Natacha Tormey was born into the infamous religious cult known as
The Children of God. Abused, exploited, and brainwashed by 'The
Family', Natacha's childhood was stolen. Born to French hippy
parents attracted to the religious movement by the unusual mix of
evangelical Christianity, free love and rejection of the
mainstream, from an early age Natacha was brainwashed to believe
she had a special destiny - that she was part of an elite
children's army bestowed with superpowers that would one day save
the world from the Anti-Christ. Torn away from their parents,
Natacha and her siblings were beaten on a daily basis and forced to
sing and dance for entertainment in prisons and malls. Natacha
never expected to live to adulthood. At the age of 18 Natacha
escaped, but quickly found herself hurtling through a world she had
no understanding of. Alone, and grappling to come to terms with an
unbelievable sense of betrayal, she was stuck in a kind of limbo -
confused and unable to feel part of either way of life. Natacha is
one of the lucky ones; not all of her family survived the battle to
shed the shame and pain of their past. To date over 40 ex-Children
of God members of Natacha's generation have committed suicide. All
Natacha ever wanted was to feel normal, but escaping the cult was
only the beginning. Shocking, moving, but ultimately inspiring,
this is Natacha's full story; it is both a personal tale of trauma
and recovery, and an expose of the secret world of abuse hidden
behind commune walls.
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Fantastic book-Shocking and really sad.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 | Review
by: Amanda M.
Great, Easy to Read book, Shocking!
I could never understand why people who claim to be religious hurt and torture others, my heart cries out to all the little ones who were tortured and abused because the trauma stays with you for the rest of your life.
I wonder sometimes what is it that makes human beings so gullible to join these types of groups.
Natacha was beaten just for asking to go to the toilet, she was preyed on by an older man while her parents were out doing
What a sad book.
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