Destroying Their God

How I Fought My Evil Half-Brother to Save My Children
Narrated by: Erik Johnson
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In 1991, Wallace Jeffs was coerced to become an FLDS polygamist.

In 2011, Wallace rebelled against the sect, and the FBI helped him reclaim his kidnapped children.

Then an "accident" put Wallace into a 45-day coma.

Growing up as half-brother to future Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saint prophet Warren Jeffs, Wallace tried to follow FLDS teachings. After he built a successful business, the church required him to marry a second wife. Wallace fathered 20 children, but he never felt comfortable with polygamy or many other FLDS beliefs.

As his prophet-brother increasingly manipulated him, Wallace started hearing about FLDS atrocities. On the day the FBI arrested Warren Jeffs for child rape, the prophet was en route to reclaim Wallace's second wife for himself. Wallace defied the prophet and soon ended up in a coma. Though Wallace feared FLDS sabotage caused his car crash, he kept fighting the sect.

With today's movement against male abusers, Wallace's story reminds us that power and position don't corrupt all men. In 2018, Wallace found resolution by marrying an LDS woman in the Salt Lake Temple. At the same time, he renews our concern for the thousands who still live under FLDS control, including some of Wallace's own children.

©2018 Wallace Jeffs (P)2018 Zarahemla Books

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A Boring ‘Read’

Had a hard time finishing it. Good information but tedious and dry. WIsh I wouldn’t have bought it.

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Keeps you listening!

I’ve read several books about the FLDS. I find it to be one of, if the not the most interesting cult. It is heartbreaking what the author and so many followers of Warren Jeffs endured under his Sociopathic reign. All the author ever wanted was
family. He has had to continually fight for his.

It’s amazing what someone can get away with when they say it is for God. Even though most information about FLDS way of life isn’t new to me, I still appreciated the authors personal account of his life as a member. This book is a very honest and in depth story. I enjoyed it very much.

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Fascinating and Scary!

I loved this book. Tremendous insight into Warren Jeffs' atrocities. Glad he is in prison and not able to continue to injure others.

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  • 06-30-18

An interesting account from an insider

This was an interesting account of the FLDS and Warren Jeffs' rise to power by his half-brother. It is basically a memoir of the life of Wallace Jeffs, and the experiences he had growing up in a polygamist family, and then becoming a polygamist himself as an adult, before finally losing faith and facing the consequences of leaving the FLDS. Not much is explained about the theology, so it may be more understandable if you have an LDS background, as I do, although most of what is covered in the book has nothing to do with the LDS church or how polygamy was once practiced in the LDS church. However, LDS listeners may be put off by the harsh language and explicit sexual content. The book could have used some more editing - it is confusing in places due to skipping around, but it is an interesting and even entertaining listen. The narrator reminds me of a cross between Wil Wheaton and Stephen King (in a good way).