The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with. Escape is undoubtedly one of the most bizarre memoirs you are ever likely to Written by Carolyn Jessop, a woman who was born into the. A member of Warren Jeff’s fundamentalist cult, Jessop talks about escaping a brutal life, what it was like being one wife of many, and why she.

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She and her family made a beautiful hand-stitched quilt for my wedding gift.

Polygamy Survivor Carolyn Jessop

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Carolyn finally fears for her children enough to escape and become csrolyn first woman in history to win full custody of her children, against a powerful man of the FLDS faith. I see him as a man who has destroyed thousands of lives. Lists with This Book.

I’m farolyn to have to listen to that interview again. Read more Read less. San Angelo Standard Times. There were several areas that I found particularly interesting.


Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: This is an unbelievably amazing true story! Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I am not even halfway through this book and I am going to give it high marks already for being one of those books that you cannot put down. Especially now that Warren Jeffs has been arrested.

At the same time, I was angry and sad during much of the read due to the descriptions of horrendous abuse that is inflicted upon the FLDS members, especially the least powerful ones. And, in some ways, you’re never really ‘out’.


Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The beginning of your marriage must have been like rape. Jessop published indocuments her life within and beyond the Jessop family and the FLDS community.

Oct 16, Minutes. My general attitude towards the whole FLDS culture including Warren Jeffs, when he was getting tons of news coverage was, “Well, that’s their thing.

The main thing that struck me was the cult’s complete disbelief in freedom of choice.

And inher reports to the Utah attorney general on church abuses formed a crucial part of the case that led to the arrest of their notorious leader, Warren Jeffs. See all 4 questions about Escapeā€¦. In fact, my only qualm with her collaborator is that occassionally there were devices and phrasing that bore the stamp of an experienced writer, whereas the rest of the book was the simple and straightforward account of an individual.

How did anybody pay the bills? And inher reports to the Utah attorney general on church abuses formed a crucial part of the case that led to the arrest of their notorious leader, Warren Jeffs. The descriptions of life in the FLDS are at times horrific. You were 18 when you were told you were going to be the fourth wife of Merril Jessop, a year-old leader of the FLDS.

And you had to wear long sleeves and something with a high neck.

“Escape” by Carolyn Jessop – Tim Challies

Riveting and infuriating at the same time. Dec 30, Pages Buy. Through her marriage she suffered constant abuse at the hands of her husband, his other wives, and other members of the community. This riveting book reminds us that truth can indeed be much, much stranger than fiction. It took a lot of lucky breaks a This book was very informative about flds culture and easy to read.


She wanted more for her children and knew that more was “out there. Kindle Jezsop for Christians. Carolyn Jessop enjoyed some advantages other FLDS women were denied, increasing her ability to jesssop.

You write about how having children or having your husband sexually favor you is how a polygamist’s wife gets status. Jessop contends that the resulting freedom from pregnancy helped her escape from her abusive marriage and volatile home situation. The final straw comes, when Warren Jeffs, now serving a prison sentence for actions having to do with accusations of incestual rape and the marrying off of underage girls, becomes the prophet of the church and begins to pull children out of school, burn books, and preach the need for blood atonement the cutting of throats.

It sickens me that these wives have essentially been tricked into competing with each other for the attentions of a man that repulses them.

She stated her opinion that the action in Texas was unlike the Short Creek raid in Arizona. Into a world of complete obedience, where control is crolyn achieved in unimaginable ways. Often, if I was in an isle and a Colorado City woman was nearby I would comment on products that were escwpe and probably sounded like a bad commercial as I searched for ways to reach out and connect.