Corvallis, Oregon, is a sleepy town in 1903. An ordinary town.
Then Joshua arrives, and nothing will ever be the same again. A young and charismatic preacher, Joshua wins converts to his fiery brand of Christianity and casts his spell over the town's young women. Insisting on simplicity, he commands them to burn their worldly possessions. Demanding devotion to Christ, he tells them to abandon their domestic duties.
But strange rumors begin to surface, and the smoldering suspicions of the fathers and sweethearts of Joshua's devoted followers soon explode into rage. Before it's all over, families will be torn apart and lives will be lost.
In this true, stranger-than-fiction tale, sixteen-year-old Eva Mae tells of the excitement and horror of being swept up in a group bearing an uncanny resemblance to contemporary "End Time" cults. Her gripping story reminds us that no one is entirely immune to the power of a single charismatic voice heard at a vulnerable time.
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At the turn of the 20th century, 16-year-old Eva Mae Hurt and her family were proud members of the Salvation Army in their peaceful town of Corvallis, Oregon.| Read Full Review of Brides of Eden: A True Story ...
Bewildered by his power over women, one of Joshua's ''brides,'' 16-year-old Eva Mae Hurt, tells the story.Aug 12 2001 | Read Full Review of Brides of Eden: A True Story ...
But when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, the men discover that Creffield has been intimate with nearly everyone of his followers on the flimsy excuse that he was trying to find the “second mother.” What ensues is a strange string of events in which many of the once-rational women are decl...| Read Full Review of Brides of Eden: A True Story ...
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