By Jocelyn Zichterman
A compelling memoir and account of the self sufficient primary Baptist church and its surprising background of spiritual abuse.
Jocelyn Zichterman was once born, raised, married into, and eventually, together with her family members, fled the self sustaining basic Baptist church. based through the fiery preacher Bob Jones, with a number of hundred thousand contributors, IFB congregants are informed they need to no longer go together with participants of different Baptist denominations and evangelicals, with an emphasis on secrecy, insular marriages in the church, a subservience for ladies, and strange baby elevating practices.
In I Fired God, Jocelyn Zichterman systematically info the IFB's hectic heritage, exposing a cult-like surroundings of corruption, greed, and abuse. Having been initiated into its innermost circles, Zichterman is aware that the light demeanor the United States sees within the kind of the Duggar extended family on 19 childrens and Counting disguises the reality concerning the darker part of the church.
With written documentation and resources so thorough that legislations enforcement has used her paintings as a origin for felony prosecutions, Zichterman exposes the IFB with revelations together with:
- The tense global of abuse in the IFB and medical professionals and lecturers who cater completely to church contributors and fail to record actual and sexual abuse
- The IFB-controlled Bob Jones college, which matters levels of questionable worth whereas making significant 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 lower than the constitutional warrantly of freedom of religion