Amish Author Offers Rare Insight Into Bizarre World of Amish Cults
MEDINA, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Folks across the nation watched in bewilderment as members of an extremist Amish splinter group in Bergholz, Ohio, followers of Sam Mullet, the leader of the Bergholz Amish community, were recently arrested for attacking members and leaders of surrounding Amish communities in revenge by cutting off their beards for overturning unjust excommunications of former Bergholz members.
“The Bergholz situation is distressing,” admitted Amishman Nathan Miller, author of Out of Deception, a recent book on another Amish cult which existed in Indiana during the 1990′s. “We are called to be a light to the world by loving our brethren and living out our lives in meekness as taught by Jesus Christ. What the Bergholz men did is wrong and sinful. We would consider them a cult and not part of Amish society unless they repent.”
In his extraordinary book, Miller vividly shares the bizarre true story of how an excommunicated Amishman morphed into an abusive and manipulative cult leader who convinced numerous members of the local Amish community to follow his absurd teachings and directives.
“The rampant abuse, greed, mind-control, and molestation that went on is typical of most cult leaders,” Miller informed. “While the circumstances surrounding the story in my book may differ from the Bergholz situation, the dynamics are still the same. This book can enlighten readers how people, and yes, even Amish people, can get sucked into a terrible state of deception if they look for answers in the wrong places.”
Compelling and thought-provoking, Out of Deception, which is available nationally through bookstores or online at www.ridgewaypublishing.com, exposes the alarming subtlety of deception and delivers a much needed warning to people who are looking for spiritual answers in their lives. “It is disturbing to know there are more cult groups in existence than people realize,” Miller said. “Getting caught up in a cult is easier than a person thinks and breaking free is much more difficult. It can take a long time for someone to re-learn basic truths, once he has decided the Bible isn’t completely true.”
“An important goal of Out of Deception is to provide direction for victims who are caught in a cult and issue an urgent warning to unsuspecting folks considering joining one by exposing some of the basic tactics cult leaders employ,” he finished.
SOURCE Ridgeway Publishing