[Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult] E–pub » Jeff C. Stevenson

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Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult Read Ð 100 Musician who fell victim to a charismatic cruel zealot While other cult leaders such as David Koresh and Jim Jones have become infamous Larry Hill and his followers on Fortney Road have flown largely under the radar until now Illustrated with over 50 photographs and image A very poorly written Ashtabula Country and boring book He kept introducing and of the cult members but exactly why did we need to know all the details about them How did they contribute to the storyBut I grew up in the area so I was really interested to hear all the gossip All this craziness just right down the road and I never knew it I recognized many locations and kept reading in hopes that I would see someone I knew

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Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult Read Ð 100 Fortney Road is a disturbing account of calculated mental physical and sexual abuse in an evangelical Christian cult Drawing on seven years of research including interviews with seventeen survivors it tells the story of the rise and fall of the Church of the Risen Christ Original review posted here a writer reader and reviewer I must sometimes choose carefully that which I write read or review due to time or a lack thereof Nonfiction is a field in which I have sometimes dabbled but not so far as I have with fiction making it of an area I hesitate to touch And no readers this time miraculously I do not refer to the world of Christian nonfiction which encompasses all spiritual self help and books I generally tend to stay well away from except for this site s reviewing I refer to the actual and sometimes journalistic field of nonfiction as an entity in and of itself Jeff C Stevenson s Fortney Road Life Death and Deception in a Christian Cult is a journalistic enterprise spanning seven years and many states looking for the untold whole story of Larry Hill s Church of the Risen Christ a Christian cult that was horrifically skewed and for all its investigative foray this book belongs on shelves nation wide Fortney Road covers the gut wrenching story of Larry Hill s cult in Windsor Ohio the Church of the Risen Christ living in a commune on Fortney Road What first prodded author Stevenson into further investigation was curiosity into the All Saved Freak Band a pioneer Jesus Music effort by Larry Hill and members of his cult Some people Stevenson talked to about the band reported a weird vibe around Larry Hill and some of the music and album liner notes What Stevenson uncovered was a story covering nearly two decades and tale after tale of enchantment brainwashing submission tragedy and inhumane abuseLarry Hill had dubbed himself a prophet of sorts and alongside his message of fire and brimstone hell and damnation troubled young people in the mid to late 60s heard the message and took away Christ first and foremost Converts to Hill s ministry later learned that the Gospel according to Larry did not exactly line up with the Gospel according to Christ brainwashed and literally beaten into submission as they eventually were however it would be years before any of the members snapped out of the trance and walked away from the commune on Fortney Road Once Hill saw that without fear his converts freely took flight he hardly had a foothold in making them stay or return One can hardly blame them for all the physical mental emotional verbal and sexual abuse they encountered in the Church of the Risen ChristAs any worthwhile journalist should Stevenson compiles and corroborates source after source after source to make sure every single facet of his story is the best obtainable version of the truth something Carl Bernstein who worked on uncovering the Watergate scandal would applaud At the end of the book Stevenson explains how he sewed together the entire story from threads handed him at different turns in the path one interview outside book and newspaper correction and clarification at a time The effort shows as each bit of information he gives not only leaves readers wanting to bite the next piece of bait but proves to fill an important hole in the entirety of the puzzle This would ordinarily be a no duh situation especially when it comes to presenting a difficult story but nonfiction has a trend to present the facts and nothing but Stevenson presents the facts and leaves the reader feeling as if the true story just heard must somehow be fiction the nonfiction here being eually engagingUpon observance this would seem like an odd thing to say about a nonfiction work However upon further observance the crafty methodology Stevenson engages here makes it run like a nonfiction novel He first presents the story of Larry Hill and how the prophet got his start and this intertwines later with the story of one who would be with Hill s cult for 16 years Joe Markko Amidst this careful weaving Glenn Schwarz a famous blues guitarist who experiences conversion with a street preacher is introduced and followed until he too joins the Church of the Risen Christ Every integral person to the story and every narrator if you will is carefully inserted into the timeline so that every little introduction somehow makes sense despite the large cast of characters Each voice and personality is distinct and each tragedy that strikes is eually hard hitting How Stevenson managed to weave this sort of storytelling into a nonfiction work is a little beyond me but the success is applaudableOne other stickler note I made was the grammar here Unlike the vast majority of Indie and small house authors I see thrust their selves into the published world Stevenson manages to maintain a death grip on correct grammar and readability something over which I rejoiced heartily Despite the occasional typo or misplaced comma which can be attributed to normal misses in proofreading even big house novels have these Stevenson s grammar is spot on I cannot describe to you how happily my inner editor wept over thisStevenson makes a point at the beginning of the book that made me wonder a little at first and a whole lot later why this story had not been fully exposed to the public as of yet Yes when one looks at the facets of the situation the ex members of the cult obviously would not want to relive those memories However from a journalistic standpoint I wonder how no one came to be as curious as Stevenson and dig into this weird vibe and its underlying percussive story of terrible loss and awe inspiring redemption I have mentioned once before and will say again that this book belongs on shelves everywhere and should and must serve as a reminder to Christians and nonbelievers everywhere not only that the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour 1 Peter 58 NIV and that he disguises himself as an angel of light 2 Cor 1114 NIV but that Jesus plainly stated No one can come to the Father except through me John 146 and for all misled souls the Psalm 1072 exhorts Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies Until the last story of escape is told in Fortney Road readers will hang on for dear life marvel at Stevenson s perseverance with such a hard subject and cry for justice once the last page is turned

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Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult Read Ð 100 Its sadistic leader the Reverend Larry Hill and its outreach tool The All Saved Freak Band one of the earliest religious rock groups borne out of the Jesus Movement Unfolding against the backdrop of the 1960s and early '70s Fortney Road is also the story of one brilliant You owe it to yourself to venture onto YouTube and listen to a few tracks from the All Saved Freak Band I ll wait Great music yes A terrific discovery can you not agree A wonderful fusion of God centered lyrics combined with progressive rock guitar riffs beautiful cellos and luscious harmonies Not to mention an occasional odd ramblings of a doomsday preacherCall it lightning in a bottle but also call it a most deceptive outward mask for a group that contained some outrageously vicious abuses both physical and sexual Some of the incidents are most excruciating to read The notion to keep beating a whimpering child with a horse whip until they stop making noise just gives me anger writing that The story of Larry Hill s unwavering hold on his followers that gave people trauma that lingers decades afterwardsAnd through all the nastiness through all the psychological strongholds that this very fallible man had on his members one cannot help but wonder had this man NOT been abusive had he NOT encouraged excrutiatingly severe beatings on children and women in the community forced them to work 20 hour days and had his way with some of the females and had he kept his own house in order giving them the freedom to leave at will would the community not to mention the music would they not still thrive today How would it have evolvedThis is a must read for fans of Jesus Music or real life nightmares living in abusive closed knit communities


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    [Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult] E–pub » Jeff C. Stevenson Original review posted here a writer reader and reviewer I must sometimes choose carefully that which I write read or review due to time or a l

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    Read & Download Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult [Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult] E–pub » Jeff C. Stevenson Jeff C. Stevenson ê 0 Read Stevenson does a great job investigating and presenting the story of this little known cult that managed to ensnare James GangPacific Gas Electric guitar wizard Glenn Schwartz among others

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    Jeff C. Stevenson ê 0 Read Free download â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê Jeff C. Stevenson Read & Download Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult Fortney Road is a true and emotionally charged story depicting the horrific abuse that members of the Church of the Risen Christ were forced to endure during the 1960’s and 70’s in Ohio This poignant account of individual experiences while living and working on Larry Hill’s farm is both compelling and incredibly disturbing The founder of the Church of the Risen Christ Larry Hill claimed that he received messages and visions from God

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    [Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult] E–pub » Jeff C. Stevenson Jeff C. Stevenson ê 0 Read Read & Download Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult You owe it to yourself to venture onto YouTube and listen to a few tracks from the All Saved Freak Band I'll wait Great music yes A terrific discovery can you not agree A wonderful fusion of God centered lyrics combined with progressive rock guitar riffs beautiful cellos and luscious harmonies Not to mention an occasional odd ramblings of a doomsday preacherCall it lightning in a bottle but also call it a most deceptive

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    [Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult] E–pub » Jeff C. Stevenson A very poorly written Ashtabula Country and boring book He kept introducing and of the cult members but exactly why did we need to know all the details about them How did they contribute to the storyBut I grew up

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    [Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult] E–pub » Jeff C. Stevenson Jeff C. Stevenson ê 0 Read It's amazing what people will do in the name of religion Just mind boggling Very well written

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    Free download â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê Jeff C. Stevenson [Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult] E–pub » Jeff C. Stevenson Jeff C. Stevenson ê 0 Read Jeff Stevenson has done a remarkable job with the book Fortney Road exploring the rise and fall of a bible base

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  • Paperback
  • 308
  • Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult
  • Jeff C. Stevenson
  • English
  • 17 March 2020
  • 9780988493827