Seventeen year-old Jesse Walters made a decision that was going to change his life forever. It began as some of the happiest days of his life with love, romance, peace, faith and a true sense of fulfillment in life. But as time passed it led to guilt, anxiety, stress, distancing himself from family and friends, and losing all sense of satisfaction in his daily life. During this time he joined a local church, found his way to God, and developed a close relationship with a group of Christians to such an extent that he could call them “family.” Dedicating one’s life to Jesus Christ and experiencing an extreme state of depression? Those two statements shouldn't go together. Jesse joined a cult without realizing it. The dramatic and heartbreaking events that took place led him to push his family and friends out of his life. His family had to go to the extreme of locking him in a building for five days with a cult expert for an intervention that proved he had been living a lie. This book is the start of his mission to 1. Shine light on the massive, unrecognized issue of Christianity and other troubling organizations. 2. Prove that anyone can have a healthy relationship with God without having to make extreme sacrifices, and 3. Help people get themselves or loved ones out of cults.
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Jesse V. Walters is a Christian, freelance writer and entrepreneur. He grew up and still lives in Boonville, Missouri going where ever life takes him. He works on the family cattle farm, Rocking W Ranch, Inc., is a partner in an IT services company, InfiniTech Consulting, LLC and pursues random entrepreneurial ventures under JVW LLC. In his new book, The Church Next Door: My Cult Experience and How I Got Out While Staying Close to God, Jesse tells his heartbreaking, suspenseful, and life changing story going through deep stages of depression, stress, anxiety, isolating himself from family, and losing all satisfaction in life all while attending a "church." After the extreme measures taken to get him out, this has made him recognize the importance of maintaining a close relationship with family, friends and God, and each day striving to become a better person in society and as a Christian. When not perusing his career he enjoys playing guitar and singing in a band with his father and brothers at local venues on the weekends, traveling, getting behind the wheel of anything with a motor, and puts peanut butter on everything. Jesse obtained his A.A. from Moberly Area Community College in 2010, his B.S. in Business Administration from Columbia College in 2012, and his MBA from William Woods University in 2014.
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