If not for the fact that it is a true story you would never believe this haunting tale. The horror of it belies belief but we all know these events did take place. This book allows you to live inside this cult and see it from their perspective. It follows the stories of several people and how they came to be part of this ordeal. It is horror at it's most evil, yet told in a dignified and intelligent way. No sensationalism here, just the facts in a calm, calculated manner. This book will stay with you long after you are finished and perhaps you to will give your children an extra hug at night all the while sparing a thought for the hundreds of murdered Jonestown children.
Noone sets out to join a cult. These people dreamed of a better life and were mislead and lied to until it was too late to turn back. How could it go so wrong? This book reminded me of "Lord of the flies". Of how in the right inviroment we can all turn into brutal savages.
I have listened to this at least 5 times, each time I find new aspects and magical meaning. It is just amazing, a world first for sure. You are immersed in various cultures, it takes you on a journey like no other. I just love it to bits.
I always thought of Carrie as that annoying superficial model that slept her way into her career. That may of been true in part in her early years but I soon found myself drawn deeper into her story and found a surprising deth there. She has overcome a violent marrige to Mickey Rourke, a hardcore drug addiction and many other trials in her life. She found her way to grace and harmony, to being honest in herself and creating a positive future. She used her faith to heal her past and found her way back onto her highest path.
Her story draws you in, takes you by the hand and shows you the world behind the looking glass.
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