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Matches in the Gas Tank: Trial by Fire in the Armstrong Cult [signed]

Powers, Carla

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ISBN 10: 1933979534 / ISBN 13: 9781933979533
Published by Bright Sky Press, Houston, Texas, 2009
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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240 pages; black boards with red spine titles; color-illustrated dust jacket (not price-clipped); black & white illustrations to text; inscribed by author to former owner in blue ink on the title page, concluding, "All the best, Carla"; color-illustrated bookmark advertising this book is laid-in; slight crinkles to lower corners of three leaves; appearing as new and unread; in near fine to fine condition in a fine jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 001631

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Title: Matches in the Gas Tank: Trial by Fire in ...

Publisher: Bright Sky Press, Houston, Texas

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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An empowering story of the survival of the spirit, this heart-wrenching memoir recounts a girl's stifled and abusive childhood in the Radio Church of God-a cult founded by alleged prophet Herbert W. Armstrong in Big Sandy, Texas. Rules imposed by Armstrong were arbitrary and unforgiving, covering everything from food preparation and appearance to arranged marriages and earning income for the church. Overcoming a childhood of warped teachings and deprivation, the wrath of narrow-minded, punitive ministers, and a dangerous, alcoholic father, Carla escaped the control of the church and surpassed the legacy of abuse and shame to become a highly successful corporate lawyer.

About the Author:

Carla Powers spent her formative years in an enclave of the Radio Church of God in Big Sandy, Texas. She is now group counsel at Shell Oil.

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