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Matches in the Gas Tank: Trial by Fire in the Armstrong Cult

Powers, Carla

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ISBN 10: 1933979534 / ISBN 13: 9781933979533
Published by Bright Sky Press, Houston, TX, 2009
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hardcover. Signed by author. Clean,tight copy. NF/NF dj.Mylar.; Memoir of life in Texas with family members who subscribe to Herbert W. Armstrong's Radio Church of God and his cult.; Octavo; 240 pp. pages. Bookseller Inventory # 450

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

Publisher: Bright Sky Press, Houston, TX

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Black/red

Illustrator: Illustrated by B/W family photos

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Ed. Signed.

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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.

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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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