How I Escaped From the Exclusive BrethrenBook - 2009
Imagine a life without television, music or freedom; imagine every minute of your spare time being spent attending church; imagine growing up believing swimming pools, cinemas and dancing were evil. For members of the Exclusive Brethren, a strict religious sect, constraints such as these are normal. No member is allowed to eat in the same room as a 'worldly' person, they are forbidden from owning a pet and they are restricted from socialising with anyone outside of the Exclusive Brethren. Most members are so isolated within the sect that they can't even imagine a life on the outside. But not all members can live such a controlled existence. Once David Tchappat had a taste of the real world as a teenager, there was no going back despite the fact he knew he would be cruelly ostracised from his family, friends and the only life he had known. This is the story of David's regimented upbringing and his battle to escape to the outside world.
Publisher: Chatswood, N.S.W. : 2009
Branch Call Number: B 286.5092 TCHA
Characteristics: 239 p. : ill. ; 24 cm