By Jocelyn Zichterman
A compelling memoir and account of the self reliant primary Baptist church and its stunning heritage of non secular abuse.
Jocelyn Zichterman was once born, raised, married into, and eventually, along with her family members, fled the autonomous basic Baptist church. based by way of the fiery preacher Bob Jones, with a number of hundred thousand participants, IFB congregants are instructed they need to now not go along with contributors of alternative Baptist denominations and evangelicals, with an emphasis on secrecy, insular marriages in the church, a subservience for girls, and strange baby elevating practices.
In I Fired God, Jocelyn Zichterman systematically information the IFB's annoying background, exposing a cult-like surroundings of corruption, greed, and abuse. Having been initiated into its innermost circles, Zichterman understands that the mild demeanor the United States sees within the type of the Duggar extended family on 19 little ones and Counting disguises the reality in regards to the darker part of the church.
With written documentation and resources so thorough that legislation enforcement has used her paintings as a beginning for legal prosecutions, Zichterman exposes the IFB with revelations together with:
- The aggravating global of abuse in the IFB and medical professionals and lecturers who cater solely to church participants and fail to file actual and sexual abuse
- The IFB-controlled Bob Jones college, which concerns levels of questionable worth whereas making immense sums of cash for its founders
- the way in which the IFB affects politics at the neighborhood, nation, and nationwide point, and protects its abusive tradition below the constitutional warrantly of freedom of religion