Rebecca Stott's In the Days of Rain is the Costa Biography Award Winner 2017
Rebecca Stott's In the Days of Rain is a fascinating yet shocking memoir about her experiences growing up in - and breaking away from - a fundamentalist Christian cult.
Any readers who were left stunned and captivated by Bad Blood and Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal will find themselves fully immersed in this incredible true story. Rebecca recalls how her father begged her to help him write a memoir while on his deathbed. He wanted to talk about his family's experiences in a fundamentalist Christian sect but every time he reached a certain point, the painful memories all became too much.
The sect were a closed community who believed the world is ruled by Satan and lived by a number of strict rules - women had to wear headscarves and any non-sect books were banned. Although Rebecca was born into the sect, she needed to know more about their culture and asked intelligent yet dangerous questions while growing up. She soon discovered her father, an influential preacher, had been asking the same questions.
Here Rebecca talks about her father's ongoing struggle between faith and doubt and how this affected their relationship and livelihood for a long time after breaking away...
A truly thought-provoking read. Highly recommended.
Compelling account of living under the Taylor Regime -
One of the author's relatives told me this was about to be published. I couldn't wait to read about what life was like back before the various Brethren 'splits'.
After decades in one of the off-shoots of the 'movement' it helped me understand numerous folk I once knew, and their stricter former friends.
If anyone you used to know ran around with a J N Darby Bible then this will explain many of their peculiar beliefs.