Brides of Eden

Brides of Eden Reading Brides Of Eden By Linda Crew Gasengineersinglasgow In Our Defense, I Can Say Only That Nothing Seemed So Terribly Strange In The BeginningWhen, In , The Fiery Preacher Joshua Arrives In Sleepy Corvallis, Oregon, Eva Mae And The Whole Town Is Never The Same AgainJoshua Is Wonderful He S Charismatic Insisting On Simplicity, He Commands His Converts To Burn Their Possessions Demanding Devotion To Christ, He Tells Them To Abandon Their Personal TiesBut There S A Surge Of Violence Rising, And Before It S Over, Families Will Be Ripped Apart And Lives Will Be Destroyed Eva Mae S Gripping True Story Is A Stranger Than Fiction Tale Of A Turn Of The Century Apocalyptic Cult

  • 4.5
  • 809
  • English
  • 04 June 2017
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • 0064472175
  • Brides of Eden
  • Linda Crew

10 thoughts on “Brides of Eden

  1. Hannah says:

    In the early 1900 s, Franz Creffield comes to the sleepy town of Corvallis He is good looking, charismatic, and full of religious fervor Soon he has the women of the town entranced and they start a cult the Brides of Christ and they begin to prepare for the end of the world He changes his name to Joshua and tells the women that one of them is to be the second Mary.The book is based on a true event, reimagined from the perspective of one of the women The story talks about how they got ent In the early 1900 s, Franz Creffield comes to the sleepy town of Corvallis He is good looking, charismatic, and full of religious fervor Soon he has the women of the town entranced and they start a cult the Brides of Christ and they begin to prepare for the end of the world He changes his name to Joshua and tells the women that one of them is to be the second Mary.The book is based on a tru...

  2. Mara says:

    A thoroughly fascinating story, made onlyso by the fact that it is true It also struck my particular fancy because I have actually visited many of the towns mentioned within, and I had no idea that such an incredible, thoroughly creepy incident happened in Corvallis and around Yahats and other neighboring towns And Linda Crew is an author whose research can generally be trusted.What was probably most disturbing about Brides of Eden was that there are still people Christians included A thoroughly fascinating story, made onlyso by the fact that it is true It also struck my particular fancy because I have actually visited many of the towns mentioned within, and I had no idea that such an incredible, thoroughly creepy incident happened in Corvallis and around Yahats and other neighboring towns And Linda Crew is an author whose research can generally be trusted.What was probably most disturbing about Brides of Eden was that there are still people Christians included who allow crazy individuals like Joshua move their emotions into a frenzy, making all logical thought almost impossible Such events are not just confined to...

  3. Sarah says:

    this was an interesting book, but not particularly gripping For a book with a little over 200 pages, it took me a rather long time to read because once I put it down I wasn t particularly motivated to pick it back up I pretty much read it 20 ...

  4. Aj Sterkel says:

    I know a little about the Brides of Christ, so when I heard there was a fictionalization of their story, I knew I had to get my hands on it In 1903, a preacher who calls himself Joshua moves to Corvallis, Oregon and sets up a new church At first, everything goes well, but when Joshua s preaching strays too far from what s in the Bible, the men in Corvallis chase him into the wilderness But, he doesn t go alone A few women from his congregation go with him After that, things get weird.This i I know a little about the Brides of Christ, so when I heard there was a fictionalization of their story, I knew I had to get my hands on it In 1903, a preacher who calls himself Joshua moves to Corvallis, Oregon and sets up a new church At first, everything goes well, but when Joshua s preaching strays too far from what s in the Bible, the men in Corvallis chase him into the wilderness But, he doesn t go alone A few women from his congregation go with him After ...

  5. Jori Richardson says:

    In 1903 Corvallis, Oregon, a group consisting primarily of young women were drawn into a twisted cult by a handsome young man who claimed to be the Second Christ In the beginning, everything seemed perfectly ordinary, and no one noticed when things began to gradually slip into chaos.The account, though fictional, of a true story was both horrifying and fascinating to read about As things progress, the events become darker,extreme, andtragic.I couldn t put this book down, and I devo In 1903 Corvallis, Oregon, a group consisting primarily of young women were drawn into a twisted cult by a handsome young man who claimed to be the Second Christ In the beginning, everything seemed perfectly ordinary, and no one noticed when things began to gradually slip into chaos.The account, though fictional, of a true story was both horrifying and fascinating to read about As things progress, the events become darker,extreme, andtragic.I couldn t put this book down, and I devoured it in only about 45 minutes It was certainly a pa...

  6. Auggie says:

    This book was a trip I picked it up at a local library sale for 2 and was actually really compelled to read it The concept of religious cults is interesting, albeit often disturbing, and the fact that this story was based on TRUE happenings just clenched it for me.I couldn t put it down once I d opened it up I started it and read it it well into the night until I was done Now, it wasn t that long, barely over 250 pages but I kept finding myself rereading passages completely blown away by wh This book was a trip I picked it up at a local library sale for 2 and was actually really compelled to read it The concept of religious cults is interesting, albeit often disturbing, and the fact that this story was based on TRUE happenings just clenched it for me.I couldn t put it down once I d opened it up I started it and read it it well into the night until I was done Now, it wasn t that long, barely over 250 pages but I kept finding myself rereading passages completely blown away by what was going on Occasionally I would get on my computer and look up information regarding the happenings in this book to re...

  7. Liz Chapman says:

    Three cheers for historical fiction Cults are scary Based on true events and characters that formed the Holy Rollers cult in Corvallis, Oregon at the turn of the century, this story is compelling, and at times heartbreaking The God I believe in and love gave me free agency, and I m grateful for that truth I kept wanting to share it with the girls in this story This author knew a good story when she found one, and there are both tragic lessons and powerful messages of redemption and hope i Three cheers for historical fiction Cults are scary Based on true events and characters that formed the Holy Rollers cult in Corvallis, Oregon at the turn of the century, this story is compelling, and at times heartbreaking The ...

  8. Sharon says:

    I love historical fiction and am always intrigued by religious cults That said, the subtitle of the book is A true story imagined and I feel much of this particular story is, in fact, imagined While many facts are verifiable mostly those relating to dates and places the story is told from the perspective of Eva Mae Hurt, a young girl who gets caught up with the Brides of Christ church, and is entirely fabricated Unfortunately, while the story is interesting and held my attention, none of I love historical fiction and am always intrigued by religious cults That said, the subtitle of the book is A true story imagined and I fee...

  9. Jara says:

    Based on a true event, this is the sad story of women in small Oregon town in 1903 who are mesmerized by a self proclaimed prophet who led them away from everything they had ever known and cherished into a life of deprivation, sacrifice, and solitude I could never understand the attraction of contemporary cults and why people would follow these charismatic leaders This book helped my see how vulnerable people can be led astray by a powerful speaker These individuals begin with connections to Based on a true event, this is the sad story of women in small Oregon town in 1903 who are mesmerized by a self proclaimed prophet who led them away from everything they had ever known and cherished into a life of deprivation, sacrifice, and solitude I could never understand the attractio...

  10. Virginia Walter says:

    In 1903 a charismatic young man seduces a number of women in Corvallis, Oregon, with his tales of a coming End Time and his own sexual magnetism They leave their families to become obedient converts to his Bride of Christ Church The story, based on a true incident, is told from the point of view of one of these women whose sister and mother are also in thrall to thi...

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