Cult Child

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LIGHTNING SOURCE Incorporated, Jun 26, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
An Amazon Best Seller in Child Abuse and Cults, July 2016 to Present!Review by best selling author Dolon Hickmon, author of "13:24: A Story of Faith and Obsession":"It is 1973 when Sila Caprin's mother is recruited into a religious cult, "Sam Fife's Move of God." Within the year, Sila and her older siblings, Leis and Jeremy, along with all of the family's belongings, are packed in a U-Haul headed from California to Massachusetts. Eventually they will be taken far into the Alaska tundra to live at a compound monitored by armed men and surrounded by miles of woods. Under the guise of Sam Fife's violent teachings the children become victims of physical, mental and sexual abuse. Sila's life consists of fighting to maintain just a glimmer of her own humanity, dreaming that her father will find her and save them. Sila turns to poetry and art in an attempt to cope with her harsh daily environments. She is intuitive and smart, loud and bold, fighting for individuality in a culture where she is insignificant and unprotected; until the day her sister becomes a victim of an act that in its sadness becomes their savior.Her fortress is no bigger than the space between her ears; but through quiet internal resistance, Sila halts her opponents and outlasts their ten year siege. Vennie Kocsis has composed a deeply moving novel about how abuse is experienced directly from the eyes and heart of her own childhood. She poignantly and ultimately triumphantly portrays the will and absolute ability children have to cope themselves through trauma. This is a harrowing first-person account of one child's ordeals inside the isolated commune of an ultra-fundamentalist religious cult."

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About the author (2014)

Vennie Kocsis (1969-Present) was born in Portsmouth, VA. She is an passionate supporter of cult abuse survivors and a strong activist against child abuse. Vennie's poetry collection, "Dusted Shelves", is available in both paperback and audio version. Vennie journal, "Becoming Gratitude", is a supportive tool helping trauma survivors. Vennie resides in the Pacific Northwest where she continues to write, blog and share her story of healing from religious child abuse. She also enjoy creating art and singing.

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