This is the true story of Elizabeth Esther and her terrifying, deeply scary, and sad walk with a religious cult, known as The Assembly. This book was a quick, easy read. It was deeply sad, but Elizabeth knows how to throw humor into these terrible things that she had to go through. I really did feel extreme sadness and horror, but also laughed a lot!!
Although I did enjoy this book there are things that bothered me coming from a Christian publisher. One issue was some of the language--I know it helped convey what the author was trying to say, but there are other ways to get your point across. Another issue I had was if I wasn't a strong woman of faith, this book probably would have scared me away from the Lord on all levels! As a Christian publisher and author, I don't think that is the intention of the book, but it definitely came across as such. I would have liked to see more of how God has worked in Elizabeth's life since walking away from The Assembly.
I wold recommend this book to strong women and men of faith with deep Christian roots. It is definitely eye-opening and a captivating read.
Waterbrook Publishing provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.