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Book details grim abuses suffered by cult’s children

By Rebecca Rosen Lum

David Berg was a small-time circuit preacher whose flocks ran thin until the late 1960s, when the sexual revolution and the Jesus movement bloomed at once.

He wove the two into a double helix, drawing from the remnants of hippie life – people with nothing to lose, nowhere to go, and no Christian background to serve as a compass while in the thrall of a man who purported to live by Scripture.

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