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For the first 13 years of her life, Flor Edwards grew up in the Children of God. The group's nomadic existence was based on the belief that, as God's chosen people, they would be saved in the impending apocalypse that would envelop the rest of the world in 1993. Flor would be 13 years old. The group's charismatic leader, Father David, kept the family on the move, from Los Angeles to Bangkok to Chicago, where they would eventually disband, leaving Flor to make sense of the foreign world of mainstream society around her.

Apocalypse Child is a cathartic journey through Flor's memories of growing up within a group with unconventional views on education, religion, and sex. Whimsically referring to herself as a real-life Kimmy Schmidt, Edwards's clear-eyed memoir is a story of survival in a childhood lived on the fringes.

©2018 Flor Edwards (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • 13-04-2018

A truly unique background and story

I've read more than a hundred memoirs/ biographies and there are precious few written by cult survivors. This book is a cathartic look by the author at her background and upbringing and offers insight into a very dimly understood part of our society, that of an entire childhood lived within a bubble completely isolated from the societal structure that most of us completely take for granted. It can be extremely difficult to integrate into a society which is foreign to a cult survivor or even victims of abuse or other trauma. This is an inspirational reminder that it is possible.

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  • 01-07-2018

Amazing Story Well-Told

Flor Edwards tells the story of the Children of God from the point of view of a child living inside the cult. She's not only the person to tell the story but also the best narrator for it. Readers of a certain age will remember the headlines, and yet the story is told timelessly, with great insight and clarity.