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Many False Prophets Shall Rise Paperback – 1 Sep 2003

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  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Booklocker Inc.,US (1 Sept. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591134072
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591134077
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,232,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This story is scary. You don't hear so much about cults these days because we're all supposed to be more tolerant and one isn't supposed to say anything like a religion or a philosophy is "wrong" any more. Well, read this. To be honest, I hope that these kind of groups no longer exist, that it was a product of the spiritually seeking 60s and 70s....but I don't know.
As a christian who has had cause to more than question some of the practices within the church, some of the similarities between what Al Perrin encountered and general life in the church made uncomfortable reading !
It's a book worth reading however.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Highly Accurate Account 17 Mar. 2014
By Mary E. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is rated with four stars because while it seemed to be an accurate account of Al Perrin's time in the group, the writing itself is ordinary, from a literary perspective. It is more of an account of what happened to him during his time in the group. As I recall, Al took notes during his time in the group and wrote the text for the book relatively soon after leaving it so that it was still somewhat fresh in his mind. Also, I give him credit for revealing this experience publicly. He shows courage by publishing a book of his experience. Being in an off-shoot of this group in Toledo, Ohio, I remember specifically one of the talks by the groups' leader that was played to us on a tape recorder in Toledo. Al did a great job recounting this talk as well as many happenings. As a group member in Toledo, I always wondered what was going on in the Grand Rapids, Michigan group, where it originated, and Al's book told me what I had been wondering about all that time. It also provided some insight into what happened to the group after it left Toledo and I got out of it and the difficulty some of the people had trying to start new off-shoots of it in different cities throughout the country. Reading the book was captivating for me, as a prior group member, albeit difficult at times due to the closeness of the experience to my own. By all accounts, we both survived and are flourishing in our lives with family, careers and living life to the fullest.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The children of the group 12 Nov. 2014
By Vicky - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I was one of the children that was left out because Dad and Mom were in the "movement". Sometimes they would have to take us around because we were to young to stay by ourselves. When Don moved across the street from us, my sister and I life had changed. I have a lot of resentment. I did a lot of stuff by myself with school friends and stayed away from all this religious stuff. The group was nice to us. Our parents hardly did anything with us in that time period. It was all about the movement and Amway. People would come to our house and sit in the basement and pray and meditate every week. It was hard to explain to our neighbors. I remember Don's first wife "Pat" very nice person. Mom and her would do there hair together you know the "teased Look". But, Don and Pat grew further apart, then divorced I believe after the movement got started.
False prophets these people were. We still went to church every week and Dad was a preacher. I can't say I believed the words he said or the "tongues" that he would sometimes do in front of the church people.
But, for kids, this was no way to grow up. I haven't read the book, but I will.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very close to accurate 8 Mar. 2014
By Doug in SC - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I talked to Gary and he said he did not read the book but just looked at snippets online. But I did read the book and I can relate to a lot of what Al says about Don and his movement. He did leave out the bit about using cattle prods on people and lie detectors. I didn't stay in for more than 2 or 2 1/2 years but that was enough. For those that went through the experience this might help with any lingering issues that the group caused. And I don't doubt that it messed up a lot of heads. There was no koolaid, Don thought far too much of himself to kill himself.
Well worth reading if you are interested in cults.
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1.0 out of 5 stars False Represtation of the facts 16 Feb. 2014
By Gary M. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I was in the group from 1972 thru 1975 and don't agree with most of the representations in this very distorted interpretations. I never heard Don demand anything always suggested. How could a man father kids when he supposedly had a vasectomy. A lot of conjecture and opinions that are I believe unfounded. Seems to me someome wanted to write a fiction and portray it as fact like "A Milliom Little Pieces." don't take this crap on the Opra Windfrey show. she would chew you up when someone really does the research.
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