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Matches in the Gas Tank: Trial by Fire in the Armstrong Cult (Hardcover)

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An empowering story of the survival of the spirit, this heart-wrenching memoir recounts a girl's stifled and abusive childhood in the Radio Church of God-a cult founded by alleged prophet Herbert W. Armstrong in Big Sandy, Texas. Rules imposed by Armstrong were arbitrary and unforgiving, covering everything from food preparation and appearance to arranged marriages and earning income for the church. Overcoming a childhood of warped teachings and deprivation, the wrath of narrow-minded, punitive ministers, and a dangerous, alcoholic father, Carla escaped the control of the church and surpassed the legacy of abuse and shame to become a highly successful corporate lawyer.

About the Author

Carla Powers spent her formative years in an enclave of the Radio Church of God in Big Sandy, Texas. She is now group counsel at Shell Oil.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781933979533
ISBN-10: 1933979534
Publisher: Bright Sky Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2009
Pages: 240
Language: English