Prophet's Daughter: My Life with Elizabeth Clare Prophet Inside the Church Universal and Triumphant

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Rowman & Littlefield, Sep 24, 2008 - History - 304 pages
In early 1990, in response to apocalyptic prophecies given by her mother, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Erin Prophet entered a network of underground bunkers in Montana along with members of her mother's Church Universal and Triumphant, a controversial New Age sect. Emerging to find the world still intact, Erin was forced into a radical reassessment of her life and her beliefs. She had spent her adolescence watching her mother vilified as a dangerous cult leader even while attempting to meet her expectations by becoming a "prophet" herself. Prophet's Daughter describes Erin's search for her mother's origins and motivations. With the craft of a storyteller, she describes the combination of health crises and external pressure that drove her mother's ever-more dire prophecies. She reveals how the allure of infallibility led her mother to a conspicuous downfall, and how her mother's rapidly progressing Alzheimer's disease truncated any hope of resolution. A remarkable memoir with implications for the dialog about power, group behavior and the future of religion.

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Vastly fascinating all the way through the end. Although about an I AM sect, the same old story applies: followers will do anything for a charismatic leader. Usually at 2 levels - an outside and an ... Read full review

PROPHET'S DAUGHTER: My Life with Elizabeth Clare Prophet Inside the Church Universal and Triumphant

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Page-turning account of growing up at the heart of a fringe religion.The Church Universal and Triumphant, which Prophet estimates to have had 40,000 followers worldwide at its peak, was an offshoot of ... Read full review


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Erin Prophet coauthored the New Age favorite Reincarnation: The Missing Link in Christianity. As the longtime spokesperson of her mother's church, she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Donahue. Today she leads a low-profile life in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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