- Publisher: ZING Communications, Inc.
- Available in: Kindle eBook, Paperback
- ISBN: B01ENXYWU8
- Published: May 18, 2016
For three long years, the Family of God awaited the end of the world in a California desert. In 2008, the cult destroyed itself in mass suicide and final massacre. Plagued by guilt and PTSD, the survivors couldn’t talk about their experience until a psychiatrist treated them with poetry therapy.
Ranging in form from haiku to sonnets, this collection is their stories in verse, expressing hope, love, faith, regret, and pain. In these apocalyptic dreams, the survivors find their voice and finally tell why they joined the cult, what they hoped to achieve, how they failed, and the night of the massacre.
“A collection of both psychological and physical turmoil that twists and turns the ideas of faith and reality … This poetic cult is one you won’t be able to escape.” -Stephanie M. Wytovich, author of Hysteria: A Collection of Madness
“This book. Wow. I sat down and read this in an afternoon … I marveled at how the authors seamlessly wove a tapestry of horribly damaged people using poetry to fight PTSD. Seriously could not put this down … truly haunting.” -Timothy W. Long, author of the Z-Risen Series
“An unexpected surprise from these two horror writers. I can’t honestly say that I’ve ever read something quite like this … how the two authors craft an overarching vision of what led up to … tragedy … is haunting, vivid, and gut-wrenching.” -Patrick D’Orazio, author of the Comes the Dark trilogy, complete review here
“A journey like none other that lives and breathes its progression of faith and destruction.” -HorrorNews.net, complete review here
“Sometimes … the written word can bring the reader or writer closer to their own vulnerability and pain, their own soft center that is rarely breached by the mundanity of everyday life. Children of God is one such book.” -Geek Syndicate, complete review here