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In the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS), girls can become valuable property as plural wives, but boys are expendable, even a liability. In this powerful and heartbreaking account, former FLDS member Brent Jeffs revealsboth the terror and the love he experienced growing up on his prophet’s compound—and the harsh exile existence that so many boysface once they have been expelled by the sect.

Brent Jeffs is the nephew of Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of the FLDS. The son of a prominent family in the church, Brent could have grown up to have multiple wives of his own and significant power in the 10,000-strong community. But he knew that behind the group’s pious public image—women in chaste dresses carrying babies on their hips—lay a much darker reality. So he walked away, and was the first to file a sexual-abuse lawsuit against his uncle. Now Brent shares his courageous story and that of many other young men who have become “lost boys” when they leave the FLDS, either by choice or by expulsion.

Brent experienced firsthand the absolute power that church leaders wield—the kind of power that corrupts and perverts those who will do anything to maintain it. Once young men no longer belong to the church, they are cast out into a world for which they are utterly unprepared. More often than not, they succumb to the temptations of alcohol and other drugs.

Tragically, Brent lost two of his brothers in this struggle, one to suicide, the other to overdose. In this book he shows that lost boys can triumph and that abuse and trauma can be overcome, and he hopes that readers will be inspired to help former FLDS members find their way in the world.

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BRENT W. JEFFS spent his entire childhood in the Jeffs compound as nephew of Warren Jeffs and grandson of Rulon Jeffs, the Mormon fundamentalist group's former prophet, who had dozens of wives and more than sixty children. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with a beautiful wife and daughter.

MAIA SZALAVITZ is the

Synopsis:

The nephew of the imprisoned leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Warren Jeffs, describes his experiences growing up on the compound, the devastating loss of two of his brothers, and his decision to leave the Church.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767932271
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Author:
Szalavitz, Maia
Author:
Maia Szalavitz
Author:
Jeffs, Brent W.
Author:
Brent W. Jeffs with Maia Szalavitz
Author:
Brent W. Jeffs
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mormons
Subject:
Polygamy
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Jeffs, Brent W
Subject:
Polygamy -- United States.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Christianity-Mormon Controversial Literature
Subject:
Christianity - Mormonism
Subject:
Religion Western-Cults
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090519
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
241

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Biography » General
Biography » Religious
History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
Religion » Christianity » Evangelism
Religion » Christianity » Mormon » Mormonism

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Product details 241 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780767932271 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , BRENT W. JEFFS spent his entire childhood in the Jeffs compound as nephew of Warren Jeffs and grandson of Rulon Jeffs, the Mormon fundamentalist group's former prophet, who had dozens of wives and more than sixty children. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with a beautiful wife and daughter.

MAIA SZALAVITZ is the

"Synopsis" by , The nephew of the imprisoned leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Warren Jeffs, describes his experiences growing up on the compound, the devastating loss of two of his brothers, and his decision to leave the Church.
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