By Jocelyn Zichterman
A compelling memoir and account of the autonomous primary Baptist church and its surprising heritage of spiritual abuse.
Jocelyn Zichterman used to be born, raised, married into, and at last, together with her relations, fled the autonomous basic Baptist church. based via the fiery preacher Bob Jones, with numerous hundred thousand contributors, IFB congregants are informed they have to now not go together with participants of alternative Baptist denominations and evangelicals, with an emphasis on secrecy, insular marriages in the church, a subservience for girls, and weird baby elevating practices.
In I Fired God, Jocelyn Zichterman systematically info the IFB's stressful background, exposing a cult-like surroundings of corruption, greed, and abuse. Having been initiated into its innermost circles, Zichterman is familiar with that the mild demeanor the US sees within the kind of the Duggar extended family on 19 childrens and Counting disguises the reality concerning the darker facet of the church.
With written documentation and resources so thorough that legislations enforcement has used her paintings as a origin for legal prosecutions, Zichterman exposes the IFB with revelations together with:
- The worrying international of abuse in the IFB and medical professionals and lecturers who cater completely to church contributors and fail to file actual and sexual abuse
- The IFB-controlled Bob Jones collage, which concerns levels of questionable worth whereas making enormous sums of cash for its founders
- the way in which the IFB impacts politics at the neighborhood, kingdom, and nationwide point, and protects its abusive tradition less than the constitutional warrantly of freedom of religion