Popular Books on Cults

 
A concise definition of the religious, spiritual and the philosophical beliefs is defined as the Cults. The term cult is more or less controversial. It is backed by several definitions from the academics and popular culture perspectives. Cults term traces its origin back to the 1930’s. It later became the central objective of the sociological studies. There are different forms of the cults. It includes the names of the Doomsday cults, racist cults, terrorist cults, political cults, and so on.
The reader section, which focuses on reading the books and or the novels on the Cults, will definitely be aware of the secure anti-cult movement. It began in the year 1970. It was meant to appease certain groups. Authors have contributed to this genre in the past and the present too.
Some of the best books on the Cults are concise and quoted below. They are ideal for all age groups and provide a medium paced readable to grasp the content clearly. The authors have exceptional research and the visualization skills to portray the topic of the Cults in well-structured and easy to go manner.

The Girls

the Story is about Evie Boyd of Northern California. In a park, he sees a flock of girls and is immediately moved by their freedom, dressing style, and aura of abandoning. He gets attracted to one of them, Suzanne. He feels like he has discovered his final destination. And the story begins...

Read it For:
The book portrays the mind and emotions of the girls of the 1960's. So, the book will be interesting for those readers, who wish to explore it with the example of Suzanne Northern California.
Don't Read it For:
The book is completely filled with the metaphors which may disturb some of the readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The author's writing style about the insight of how the girls and the women think of themselves; has made the book as one of the best books on the cults.

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

The book provides a deep insight into the Scientology. It is concise of more than 200 interviews of the current and the old Scientologists.

Read it For:
The book is meant for those who want to know about the Scientology in depth.
Don't Read it For:
The book is quite technical to be understood by generic people, hence in case you are not aware about the technical terms then this book may be an uninteresting subject for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands for the extraordinary investigative skills of the author Lawrence Wright to unveil the workings of the Church of the Scientologists.

Escape

The book revolves around the author Carolyn Jessop's personal experience of how she escapes the brutal environment of the FLDS and gains the complete custody of her children.

Read it For:
The book stands is easy to read. Writers did an excellent effort in writing the book by keeping the language simple and easy to understand.
Don't Read it For:
The book is not meant for those who do not like the writing style of the duo authors.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands for the author's narration of the character as strong and persistent. It depicts the character's resilience and strength.

Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape

It is a true story from the personal accounts of the author, depicting the restrictions, she faced while her bringing in a Scientology organization and finally, how she escapes it.

Read it For:
the books provide an insight into Scientology. And hence a good research work for the ones looking for the same.
Don't Read it For:
the book is not a good read for those who ignore reading bulky books on cults.
What makes this book stand out?:
the book stands in the author's way of portraying her personal experience of how finally she finds a solution to her escape.
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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

The books display the Jon Krakauer's investigative research in a meticulous way. The book is the most popular book on the Cults as it depicts the confounding realm of the human behavior.

Read it For:
The book is for those who are interested in the confounding realm of the human behavior.
Don't Read it For:
The book contains some inaccuracies which are incorrect from the point of the actual facts and hence the readers may be disheartened. Also, there are too many repetitions.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands for the raw and the gripping story narration, making it one of the most opted books from the best books on Cults.

Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs

The book portrays a girl's upbringing in the FLDS, the treatment she and her family received, basements, and finally her escape from all the sufferings.

Read it For:
The book is a must-read for those who wish to get an insight into the FLDS in depth.
Don't Read it For:
If you are sensitive to the human emotions, the book is not meant for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands for the author's excellence of narrating the entire situation of the girl's upbringing in a heart-touching manner.

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

the book is about a criminal investigation where the criminals are the famous American actress, a supermarket owner, and his wife. A book full of mysteries for the detective minds.

Read it For:
The book is easy to read and quick to grasp and absorb.
Don't Read it For:
For some readers, the book may seem to be entirely an account on investigation Hence, if you are not a follower of a book on investigative, avoid the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands for the chilling words and the phrases quoted by the author.

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

The story is about a girl and her lifestyle when she lived in the brutal cult, for almost twelve years. Later, she learns how to read and discover the laws of the world.

Read it For:
The plot of the story is really unique and heart-warming. The characters will give you an experience as if you are going through a movie.
Don't Read it For:
If you are sensitive to human sufferings and emotions, the book is not a good pick for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book pictures' the exact emotion of the Minnow during her life when she lived in a brutal cult. It indicates that the author has a way with the emotions

The Chosen One

The story is of a thirty-year-old girl named Kyra who grew in an isolated community. Her father is married to three wives and she has twenty siblings.

Read it For:
The book is heart-touching work with the essence of perfect visualization of the character emotions.
Don't Read it For:
The story might seem slow paced for some of the readers, hence you may lose interest in the mid.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands unique for the author's writing style and her way of visualizing every minute emotional pick.

Survivor

The last surviving member of the Creedish Death Cult, Tender Branson is narrating his personal experience here.

Read it For:
The book is for those who want to learn about the Creedish Death Cult in much detail.
Don't Read it For:
The character portrayal may seem to be disliked and confusing for some readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is all about a religious cult survivor. The book is a complete blend of the wild entertainment and the original tale.

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