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Daughter of Gloriavale : my life in a religious Cult / Lilia Tarawa.

By: Tarawa, Lilia.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Allen and Unwin, 2017Description: vi, 314 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760631499; 1760631493.Subject(s): Tarawa, Lilia | Gloriavale Christian Community | Ex-cultists -- New Zealand -- Biography | Cult members -- New Zealand -- Biography | Religious fundamentalismSummary: When Lilia's parents fled the cult and its dreadful secrets, Lilia and her many siblings were wrenched away from the only life they knew. Lilia struggled to adapt to life on the outside. Would she be damned to Hell for leaving? How could she learn to navigate this strange place called 'the world'? And would she ever find out the truth about her grandfather and the cult that had shaped her life?
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In this personal account, Lilia Tarawa exposes the shocking secrets of the cult, with its rigid rules and oppressive control of women. She describes her fear when her family questioned Gloriavale's beliefs and practices.

When her parents fled with their children, Lilia was forced to make a desperate choice: to stay or to leave. No matter what she chose, she would lose people she loved.

In the outside world, Lilia struggled. Would she be damned to hell for leaving? How would she learn to navigate this strange place called 'the world'? And would she ever find out the truth about the criminal convictions against her grandfather?

When Lilia's parents fled the cult and its dreadful secrets, Lilia and her many siblings were wrenched away from the only life they knew. Lilia struggled to adapt to life on the outside. Would she be damned to Hell for leaving? How could she learn to navigate this strange place called 'the world'? And would she ever find out the truth about her grandfather and the cult that had shaped her life?

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. v)
  • 1 Chaos (p. 1)
  • 2 Genesis (p. 6)
  • 3 A life in common (p. 10)
  • 4 Pioneering baby (p. 25)
  • 5 Who am I now? (p. 31)
  • 6 We don't want women like you (p. 35)
  • 7 Becoming a woman (p. 41)
  • 8 The wedding (p. 51)
  • 9 A woman's duty (p. 57)
  • 10 Outsiders (p. 65)
  • 11 A lake of brimstone (p. 71)
  • 12 The fate of a rebel (p. 79)
  • 13 Blood on my hands (p. 86)
  • 14 The thief (p. 91)
  • 15 Retribution (p. 104)
  • 16 The fruit of the womb (p. 115)
  • 17 Cursed with rebellion (p. 119)
  • 18 Illicit music (p. 123)
  • 19 The purging (p. 135)
  • 20 A loving community (p. 140)
  • 21 A witness for Christ (p. 152)
  • 22 Bearing one's burdens (p. 157)
  • 23 The Commitment (p. 167)
  • 24 Uncertainty (p. 183)
  • 25 A vessel for God's work (p. 198)
  • 26 A new world (p. 203)
  • 27 Strange things (p. 211)
  • 28 Revelations (p. 222)
  • 29 Unholy communion (p. 226)
  • 30 More broken rules (p. 234)
  • 31 Marriage decisions (p. 239)
  • 32 Leaving (p. 251)
  • 33 Culture shock (p. 258)
  • 34 Breaking the seal (p. 275)
  • 35 An authority among men (p. 281)
  • 36 Falling (p. 285)
  • 37 Finding myself (p. 296)
  • 38 A new chapter (p. 303)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 314)