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The truth book: escaping a childhood of abuse among Jehovah's Witnesses: a memoir

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Arcade Pub.,
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[2005]
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1st ed.
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English
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You must always, always tell the truth, no matter the consequences, for you must model yourself on Jehovah, and Jehovah does not lie. This is the most crucial rule of all, Joy Castro is told as a young girl in a Jehovahs Witness family. Joy is 12 years old when her divorced mother marries a brother in the church. He is highly respected in the community, having displayed the ultimate sign of spiritual devotion: he served at Bethel, the Watchtower headquarters in Brooklyn. At home, however, he is a despicable brute. For the two years her mother is married to him, Joy does not grow at all; in fact, she loses 16 pounds, an eloquent testimony to the physical, emotional, psychological, and sexual abuse she suffers at his hands. Her battered mother does nothing to protect her, nor does her church. She is sustained by a consuming fascination for horses and books and her protective love for her younger brother. Their daring escape from this unspeakable cruelty, to discover a nurturing home with their father, is the key to their survival and salvation.
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subject_facetAbused children -- United States -- Biography
Autobiographies
Biographies
Castro, Joy -- Childhood and youth
Castro, Joy -- Family
Children of divorced parents -- United States -- Biography
English teachers -- United States -- Biography
Jehovah's Witnesses -- Biography
Stepfathers -- United States
title_displayThe truth book : escaping a childhood of abuse among Jehovah's Witnesses: a memoir
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Childhood and youth
Children of divorced parents
English teachers
Family
Jehovah's Witnesses
Stepfathers