‘A rare, highly detailed insider account of a “family” designed to be shut off from the world. And of Morgan, a ferocious young girl who railed hard against it.’ Sunday Times ‘This is an unflinching and courageous memoir, exposing one of the world’s most infamous cults. It’s an inspiring, if at times upsetting, read.’ Daily Express
My name is Faith Morgan and I was born into the infamous Children of God cult, or ‘The Family’ as it came to be known. At age 19 I managed to escape and entered a world in which I had to learn how to live again. Rebel is my story.
My teenage diary helps piece the story of my travels in Costa Rica, India, Greece, Mexico, and London together. Of the communes, the ‘missions’, the friendships and the relationships. And of course, my enduring faith: in Jesus, in the Prophet (cult leader David Berg), and in the inevitability of the coming end times, which I fully believed would arrive.
But beyond the brainwashing and mistreatment is the extraordinary story of my family and the adventures of my early life which help me understand what happened and why, so it doesn’t happen to others. The spirit of that defiant girl who escaped is still in there somewhere, and through telling my story I wish to look into the eyes of ‘evil’, with its many faces so I can send it on its way.