Book Description (via Goodreads): In 1991, Wallace Jeffs was coerced to become an FLDS polygamist. In 2011, Wallace rebelled against the sect, and the FBI helped him reclaim his kidnapped children. Then an “accident” put Wallace into a forty-five day coma. Growing up as half-brother to future Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saint prophet Warren Jeffs, Wallace tried to follow FLDS teachings. After he built a successful business, the church required him to marry a second wife. Wallace fathered twenty children, but he never felt comfortable with polygamy or many other FLDS beliefs. As his prophet-brother increasingly manipulated him, Wallace started hearing about FLDS atrocities. On the day the FBI arrested Warren Jeffs for child rape, the prophet was en route to reclaim Wallace’s second wife for himself. Wallace defied the prophet and soon ended up in a coma. Though Wallace feared FLDS sabotage caused his car crash, he kept fighting the sect. With today’s movement against male abusers, Wallace’s story reminds us that power and position don’t corrupt all men. In 2018, Wallace found resolution by marring an LDS woman in the Salt Lake Temple. At the same time, he renews our concern for the thousands who still live under FLDS control, including some of Wallace’s own children.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I have given Destroying Their God: How I Fought My Evil Half-Brother to Save My Children by Wallace Jeffs (with Shauna Parker and Sherry Taylor) four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I hadn’t got round to reading a book about religion before, so when I received this book I was quite skeptical about reading it to see if I would enjoy it. As you can tell by my star rating I really did enjoy it!
This book was told by Wallace Jeffs, the half-brother of Warren Jeffs who is the “prophet” of the FLDS church. I had never heard of FLDS before so I went into this book completely blind and couldn’t believe my eyes as to what I was reading and that this had all happened in real life. It was very interesting to read Wallace Jeff’s story about this religious group and his experience he had for most of his life with them.
Wallace Jeffs is a brave man in my eyes to have written and told his story about the FLDS church and for never giving up on his children. A very informative book, with brutally, raw and true events that take place which can be somewhat disturbing to the reader.
I would recommend this book to everyone to give a go, especially to whom are interested in reading and learning about different religions.
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