Tabitha Lasley: The Children of God, 23 September 2021
Show More Rebel: The Extraordinary Story of a Childhood in the ‘Children of God’ Cult by Faith Morgan.
Hodder, 368 pp., £16.99, June, 978 1 5293 4759 3Show More
“... Faith Morgan
’s memoir opens in her attic, where her teenage son has stumbled on a cache of newspaper cuttings about the Children of God, forcing her to confront memories she’s spent most of her adult life trying to evade. The Children of God was founded in America in 1968 by a man called David Berg. Former members include River and Joaquim Phoenix, Rose McGowan and the writer Lauren Hough, who described Berg as a ‘failed Pentecostal preacher and wildly successful alcoholic ...”