The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with. Escape is undoubtedly one of the most bizarre memoirs you are ever likely to Written by Carolyn Jessop, a woman who was born into the. A member of Warren Jeff’s fundamentalist cult, Jessop talks about escaping a brutal life, what it was like being one wife of many, and why she.

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The important issue of sex in these marriages is not something I think God had in mind. I’m reading this book again.

You may be the only outsider who ever has. There, she found little in the way of support networks for women escaping polygamy. Pretty good book, although, her writing is a bit simple and every now and then she feels compelled to remind us how exceptional she is.

Her escape pitted her carolym her sister wives, as well as against ewcape God Squad, the armed militia squad that the sect’s leading prophet Warren Jeffs, established to maintain his power and complete order within sect communities.

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At eighteen, she had been married to escpe prophet Uncle Roy. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Thanks for telling us about the problem. May 14, Laura rated it really liked it.

She will marry or leave her husband if she is told. Buy the selected items together This item: She became the first woman ever granted full custody of her children in a contested suit involving the FLDS, and inher reports to the Utah attorney general on church abuses formed a crucial part of the case that led to the arrest of its notorious leader, Warren Jeffs.


Oct 16, Minutes Buy. Jessop intended to attend college and then go to medical school to study pediatric medicine; instead, she was forced into an arranged marriage to Merril Jessop at age The descriptions of life in the FLDS are at times horrific.

Oh, how I would love to read the same story with writing that’s even slightly stronger. Ships from and sold by Amazon. I can’t believe some people are so mean to play with other people’s mind.

“Escape” by Carolyn Jessop – Tim Challies

Jan 09, Mariah Roze rated it it was amazing. So I wasn’t even able to tell my younger sister I was getting married and what was happening to me because they wouldn’t allow it. She was verbal esscape and her life was completely controlled.

Retrieved May 11, Another thing that surprised me is that FLDS drink coffee and alcohol. The damage done to a person Shari L As much as it disturbed me to read this true accounting of the author’s life, I enjoyed it very much as it was both educational and enlightening.

Crolyn beyond the servile and abusive to individuality “form” is also the occurrence of vile evil perpetrators becoming authority at the “head” in this time and in Carolyn’s case. Carolyn Jessop was able to flee the FDLS and successfully fight for custody of her 8 children – including 1 profoundly disabled one while navigating life outside the cult. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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His point is that Christians are called to love, but instead often erroneously seek power while jettisoning love.

Escape by Carolyn Jessop

Set up a giveaway. When you read the book, you esfape find out how truly brave she was for even attempting to get them all out. No wonder Jeffs was so opposed to education–it enabled Carolyn Jessop to wake up and realize how wrong things were with the FLDS religion.

There had been a girl in my Spanish class who wore the “plig” uniform and did her hair in the dippidy-doo flip.

The pattern seems to be that when groups drift from embracing the authority of Scripture and begin turning to the “revelations” of what appears to be an anointed prophet having direct, red-phone contact to God no one else jesskp, they begin their descent into misery.

He decided where she lived and how her children would be treated.