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Daughter of Gloriavale: My Life in a Religious Cult

Authors: Tarawa, Lilia
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, BIO018000, REL020000
ISBN: 9781443459051, Related ISBNs: 1443459054, 9781443459044, 9781443459051
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 320,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

One young woman’s true story of growing up in a repressive cult led by her charismatic grandfather, Hopeful Christian.

In an idyllic valley in New Zealand, the Gloriavale Christian Community seemingly flourished. Founded by Lilia Tarawa’s grandfather, Hopeful Christian, Gloriavale was run according to an oppressive interpretation of fundamental Christianity and became a strictly controlled world of arranged marriages, religious control and spiritual abuse.

Born into the cult that her grandfather had started, and surrounded by friends and family, Gloriavale seemed like paradise for Lila Tarawa at first. Her mother, Miracle, had grown up in there too and Lilia’s father managed a thriving moss export business, one of several companies owned by the community. As Lilia grew older, however, she began to see and experience the darker side of the cult, with its strict rules, tight control and shocking abuse. As Lilia and her family started to question Gloriavale’s beliefs and practices, Lilia was forced to make a desperate choice: stay with people she loved or flee to a world that she had always been told was evil.

In Daughter of Gloriavale, Lilia Tarawa exposes the shocking world of the secretive cult and details her heart-wrenching journey to break free, find happiness and discover her own strength.

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