The Witness Wore Red - Rebecca Musser & M. Bridget Cook

The Witness Wore Red

By Rebecca Musser & M. Bridget Cook

  • Release Date - Published: 2013-09-10
  • Book Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Author: Rebecca Musser & M. Bridget Cook
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 390 Ratings)

The Witness Wore Red Rebecca Musser & M. Bridget Cook read online review & book description:

Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the "dangerous" outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' school headed by Warren Jeffs. Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens she became the nineteenth wife of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren's father. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family.

The church, however, had a way of pulling her back in-and by 2007, Rebecca had no choice but to take the witness stand against the new prophet of the FLDS in order to protect her little sisters and other young girls from being forced to marry at shockingly young ages. The following year, Rebecca and the rest of the world watched as a team of Texas Rangers raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a stronghold of the FLDS. Rebecca's subsequent testimony would reveal the horrific secrets taking place behind closed doors of the temple, sending their leaders to prison for years, and Warren Jeffs for life.

THE WITNESS WORE RED is a gripping account of one woman's struggle to escape the perverse embrace of religious fanaticism and sexual slavery, and a courageous story of hope and transformation.

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  • The Witness Wore Red

    By Redvette59
    I must admit to joining the mindset that thought the women who lived in this polygamist sect had a choice...and how ignorant I was. If this is a lifestyle you simply cannot wrap your mind around, or you are just curious, this is a must read. I had no idea. Could not put it down!
  • Wonderful story of compassion and love

    By Rstacey
    This story is very moving and very real. It is written with love and compassion and remembers that most of all these are people that were raised in this religion and had no idea that they could choose a different path. Rebecca is somehow finds forgiveness in her heart and is able to reach out and help these women and children all she can and accept their decision to stay or go. Being raised in a religion that was very controlling as well I found I could relate to this story and found it even more amazing that she could find the courage to reach out to her people. It highlights the pitfalls of blindly following religion (or anything) can cause.
  • The witness wore red

    By Jamesmichner
    I found it compelling,and sad for all who are still misled and abused in the name of God. God is not anything like what is depicted here. This is Satanic . I appreciated her comment to her mother regarding " truth". How strong she is and admirable. Thank you !
  • The Witness Wore Red

    By Puleese
    After reading this book, I can only thank my God for protecting me from being a part of such a degenerate group of men. To be owned by another person in such a manner is the worst life a woman could have. Though some of the men were brainwashed, as well as the women , they all had the option of reading the Bible and asking guidance of almighty God..but then they would have had to listen to His reply. I may sound as though I am judging the victims here which are the young girls.. I don't mean to. My question: where was the protection from this evil...their fathers and mothers. Did they have no sense of morals ..sorry, just because someone tells a person to give away their little girl to an old man in marriage is no excuse. My conclusion is that this cult is made up of weak minded and soulless people. May God have mercy on all their souls. My conclusion: this cult is strictly lust oriented and should be disbanded completely..which is to be my prayer ...
  • Amazing

    By Brielle1014
    Completely inspiring, I could not put this book down! You are an incredible person and you have so much strength! I wish you nothing but the best in life.
  • The witness wore red

    By Ms Gill
    This book clarified the news which was part of the nightly news. I loved the truth of the raid and the love Becky continues to show her FLDS family. Congratulations to Rebecca with her new life and her continued work for others. This is a great book of the story of a great women.
  • The witness wore red

    By chancedoggie
    Gripping reality of the corrupt people of our nation in current years. At 37 i never dreamed this actually still happens in the world but even here in the US. My thought was this is stuff that happened years ago but what an eye opener this book was to the sick reality of people across the world in 2013.
  • The Witness Wore Red

    By Boysmumas
    boysmumas Excellent read.
  • Excellent

    By tracey327
    Very interesting inside look into the FLDS, their beliefs and lifestyle. Easy to read, and well written.
  • Inspiring and Important

    By TigerLawyer
    You won't be able to put this riveting book down. Every person with a heart will be moved by Rebecca Musser and her compelling story of survival. Aside from getting a sobering perspective on the ways Warren Jeffs invoked/invokes God and the fear of damnation to exploit and control the FLDS community, you will cheer for, celebrate, and be inspired by Ms. Musser's unbreakable spirit, unwavering compassion, and the courage of her convictions that enabled her to help thousands of people at great personal cost. In a time when we basically deify athletes and entertainers, it is people like Rebecca Musser who are the true heroes.

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