The personal account of young woman, Lilia Tarawa’s shocking experience growing up in a repressive cult, Gloriavale Christian Community. Led by her charismatic and controlling grandfather, Hopeful Christian, Daughter of Gloriavale describes the rigid rules, oppressive control of women, and fear young Tarawa faced when her family questioned the practices and beliefs of their home. Forced to decide whether to stay or leave as her parents fled with their children; Tarawa was confronted with the fact no matter what she chose, she would be losing people she grew up with and loved. This compelling and revealing account describes the challenges Tarawa struggled through in her escape to the outside world.
DAUGHTER OF GLORIAVALE
By Lilia Tarawa