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"Growing Up in an Amish-Jewish Cult is a trilogy divided between "Delusion," "Deception," and "Deliverance." Mack Sharky - The Elder - schmoozed his way into an Amish church, and with his ability to quote the Bible he lured 75% of the congregation from their historic faith to follow him. They left many of their Amish traditions and replaced them with his rules which increased and changed with his personal whim. This book continues our dark journey into the life of a young girl totally isolated from any world beyond a small Tennessee valley and the vast fields of a Mississippi plantation where the colony moved to work in endless bondage. At six Patricia began working in the vast cotton fields choppimg, hoeing, and picking cotton for 12 hours a day during the entire growing season. It was here that her joys of Paradise were gradually metamorphosed into the endless pains of an earthly Hell. How could this be? How could such good people who are committed to Christ find themselved so helplessly lost in another man's egocentric nightmare? How can parents bear to watch their children suffer, and even die, and still show no emotion? How can a child born in a Christian home live 12 years of her childhood without ever hearing "I love you" cross the lips of her parents, family, or church? How could she go through her childhood and never hear music, laughter, or weeping? Was this really what these good parents set off to give their children? No! Unfortunately these parents had become the conduits of the same Deception that had been forced upon them. How could it ever end?
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The Elders command of the Bible and his strict enforcement of Jewish laws and customs often led to erratic condemnation. Patricia questions how The Elder could call her a 'good obedient girl' when she just killed an bird in the egg and then on her next meeting she was an 'evil child' no longer worthy of her biblical name, Lois. Which of them was deceived? Are those in positions of authority led by God just because they can quote the Holy Scriptures? Is the Elder really the voice of God? Where is God in all of this?About the Author:
Patricia lives with her husband, Ezra, on a small piece of wooded acreage in Goshen, Indiana. Having overcome her lack of any true formal education to write these painful books of her childhood, she is now a happy and fulfilled grandmother who has been able to develop an exotic variety pigeon, the black opal.
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Book Description Baker Trittin Press, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0978731654