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Anne Hawn's books

Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent FaithUnder the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was such a disturbing story.  It is about a splinter group from the Mormon church who have distorted the faith into a cult.  It is just Jim Jones in different clothes.  It is hard to understand how people can justify having such complete control over others and calling it religion.  Sadly, there must be something in human nature than lends itself to these kinds of cults because the crop up over and over.

The book is well researched and well written and it makes for compelling reading.  I just keep thinking about the women and children and wondering what kind of future they will have with this in their past.

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