By Kim Taylor
A memoir of inaccurate religion, unholy violence, and religious awakening. An odyssey of mayhem, homicide, and tragedy is what Kim's kinfolk unknowingly embarks upon of their quest for a calm life in an unorthodox non secular society. it's on a deceptively high-quality spring day, on the gentle age of 7, that Kim is uprooted from her cozy heart type domestic in Utah to be moved right into a polygamous colony in Mexico. From that day ahead her existence takes dramatic twists and turns. one after the other, her older sisters develop into plural other halves. ultimately, Kim herself is courted by way of the polygamist fathers of a few of her strong acquaintances. Her particularly peaceable international is shattered whilst violence erupts in the ranks of the priesthood leaving her sister a widow, and Kim fears for her personal lifestyles as a few of her closest associates develop into murderers within the identify of faith. finally, her kinfolk is devastated by way of a tragedy fomented through an excellent extra insidious evil.
“Kim Taylor is a proficient tale teller - and what a narrative she tells in ‘Daughters of Zion’! Raised in a infamous polygamous sect, day-by-day inhaling all of the seductions and delusions of plural-marriage theology, Kim however couldn’t ever swallow the lie thoroughly. Guided by means of a robust sense of right and wrong and prodded by means of tragedy after tragedy she ultimately broke out of the mental felony of polygamous pseudo-religion...”
—David Kupelian, writer of the selling of Evil
“It used to be interest approximately polygamy that led me to select up this ebook, however it is the author’s craft at storytelling that made it most unlikely to place it down. Kim’s riveting, sincere portrayal of her brave look for deliverance from what she finally well-known as risky dogma cloaked as non secular truths, is either fascinating and inspiring”.”
—Mary Ann prepare dinner, speaker, writer of Honey I’m domestic For Good!
“An incredible tale, instructed with compassion. Taylor is a usual storyteller. I couldn't positioned it down!”
—C. Hewitt, columnist, writer of Parenting in the course of the Eyes Of A Child.
“In the times following his stopover at, I pondered Mark Chynoweth’s caution. For years he were like a type and joyful brother to me–was he now in a position to severe violence within the identify of faith? poor questions loomed in my brain mainly others: could Mark truly kill for Ervil? could he even attempt to kill me? Rumors that Ervil’s congregation
had taken blood covenants with each other, promising to hold out his murderous loss of life threats, chilled my center and crammed me with dread.”
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Navy Surgeon General and volunteer to go to the hospital before I received m y official assignment. Everyone thought this attempt to influence the slowly grinding wheels of naval bureaucracy was a long shot. But once again I felt I had nothing to lose. M y letter described my extensive experience in the infectious disease ward in fl L I F E D E C O D E D u San Diego and m y emergency r o o m experience. As a final flourish, I argued that m y medical skills would be p u t to m u c h better use in D a N a n g than if I stayed in Long Beach.
Six months later Kim's family moved out of Burlingame and my life. I never fully got over what I viewed as my father's betrayal, which I considered even worse than having a gun pointed at me. I can blame it all on the Y, which also plays a key role in the production of the androgen hormones linked to aggression. In N e w p o r t Beach I c o u l d surf in 7 0 - d e g r e e water rather t h a n the 50-degree waves of n o r t h e r n California. In those days the beach had a small UJRITinG mV CODE 19 boardwalk and the atmosphere was like something out of the Gidget films.
In the 1950s this area was pristine, just open fields and no buildings. M y friends and I would often ride our bikes across the overpass to the old Bayshore road. Years later, in high school, this was one of the places we would race cars and even eventually play chicken in the way described by the book Hot Rod, with its romantic view of young speedsters. While m y upbringing showed that I loved m y freedom and could be reck less, there was more to me than that. If I had to state another key trait that was obvious early on, it would be m y insatiable urge to build things, from crystal radio sets to forts.
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