FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Newly released book of how a child brought down the
Nation of Yahweh
From its shocking opening sentences, Sectarian Song provides a terrifying
first-hand look at life inside a cult, in this instance the infamous Nation
of Yahweh. Michael Klein (not the author's real name) joined this
offshoot of the Black Hebrew Israelites at the age of eleven, when his
mother brought him and his three siblings with her into the group. For
two years, until he left at the age of thirteen, Klein suffered abuse at the
hands of the zealot cult members, targeted for being a child of mixed race.
Even after he escaped, Klein suffered a psychological toll, bouncing between
foster homes and psychiatrists, spending years of his life looking over his
shoulder, haunted by fear.
Despite its grim, often violent early passages, Klein's tale becomes one of
hope and faith, an uplifting lesson in the power of the human spirit.
Sample Chapter: Born to a black, teenaged mother, and a white father,
Michael Klein had a tough New York childhood. Nonetheless, he was a
quiet, sensitive, and observant child, whose young mother's search for love
and security brought a string of men usually unsuitable and occasionally
abusive into her children's lives.
Klein's mother thought she'd finally found the acceptance she was looking
for in the Temple of Love, run by an extreme offshoot of the Black Hebrew
Israelites who called themselves the Nation of Yahweh. Led by Yahweh
ben Yahweh, whom the Temple members believed to be the son of God, the group
publicly preached a code of love, peace, and acceptance. What Klein
found in their midst, however, was a horrifying existence of abuse and
racism, sins committed in the name of God. His memories of the
beatings he endured at the hands of the temple elders are searing and
disturbing, yet they are eclipsed by the heartbreaking rejection of the boy
by his own mother.
For two years, Klein endured the torments of cult life, finally escaping
with his half-brother Brian. The boys were taken in by Brian's
biological father, who saw their physical scars and immediately sought
medical treatment. The exposure led to a police raid on the Temple and
the beginning of what would be a long legal battle. Although Klein
escaped the cult with his life, the psychological wounds he suffered haunted
him for years; he bounced in and out of foster homes and psychiatrist's
offices, and his eventual marriage was doomed by his traumatic experiences.
Eventually, Klein was able to gain control of his memories, coming to grips
with his painful past in order to move forward and live a productive life.
His is a story of great suffering relieved by time, faith, and hope.
Author Name: Michael Klein
Title: Sectarian Song: Cult Escapist
Page Count: 244
Available on www.Amazon.com