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When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review by Midwest Book Review:
The Cult Worship and the Warriors
Maria Sanctissima Trinidad
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Professional nurse and devout Christian Maria Sanctissima Trinidad shares a chilling true story (names are changed to protect those mentioned) in The Cult Worship and the Warriors, written partly as a warning to readers of all faiths against the insidious pull of cults that may mime Christian faith, but in practice put other gods before the one true God. Maria tells of her personal experiences of being drawn into a small cult led by “God’s chosen teacher” that called its members Warriors. Gradually, Maria came to understand that the abuse, bullying, and even life-threatening humiliations of the cult were against the will of God. The Cult Worship and the Warriors concludes with a cautionary description of distinguishing features of cult leaders – notably their magnetism, and the common prevalence of negative character disorders among them, even psychopathy – and an explanation of why people are lured to join exploitive cults. “To be informed is to live a life and prevent living and keeping up to a deceptive cult standard that is both an insult to human spirituality and human intelligence. It is degrading in the sense that freedom of worship is stalled and hampered by a sick psychopath with no regard to society’s norm and standards.” A strong cautionary tale, The Cult Worship and the Warriors is highly recommended.