The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders To Justice

by Rebecca Musser

Grand Central Publishing | September 10, 2013 | Hardcover

The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders To Justice is rated 4.88888888888889 out of 5 by 9.
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.<_u13a_p>

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.<_u13a_p>

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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.25 in

Published: September 10, 2013

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1455527858

ISBN - 13: 9781455527854

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could not put this book down! I purchased this book and strongly recommend it to others.
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The unselfish wears red An incredible woman who gave so much to help others. To try and educate any one that would listen that they have the opportunity to make the world a better place.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Avid reader Fascinating, riveting. I couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from appropriate it drew my attention I bought this book more out of curiosity than anything, as an x-LDS mormon i was thoroughly disgusted by Rebeccas revelations and the false doctrines followed by not only this cult but of all LDS churches (i admit the Utah mormons do not practice polygamy anymore but still teach it as its one of the so called Revelations of Joseph Smith the prophet (false prophet) encouraged and tell them will be re instituted in Heaven) That they use Jesus Christ as an excuse for their falsehoods and abominable child and women's sexual abuse totally shocked me and to gain more followers they con people into thinking that this is what was revealed to Joseph Smith by the Lord, well i've got news for them this religion is false and its doctrine truly anathema to God. Anyone who claims to have a testimony to Joseph Smith before God is in for a one way path to Hell, my heart goes out to all the young women and children at bountiful BC and i believe now in south dakota USA
Date published: 2014-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best! I bought this book recently and have just started to read it. What an excellent book and I am thoroughly enjoying learning about another way of life and how people lived in polygamous cults. I saw Rebecca Musser on the Dr. Phil show and she showed her bravery in breaking away from a way of life she had always known. Excellent. Excellent
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perspective I have been reading a lot of books written by women who have left the FLDS and this one gives a point of view that comes from the higher levels of the FLDS. Rebecca has a different point of view but seems to come back to the same result...women and children being emotionally, physically and sexually abused by men who seek power or stature in the community that seems to be driven buy one leader. I can only hope that things have gotten better for those still entrenched in the FLDS
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Witness Wore Red What a heroic, strong woman.
Date published: 2014-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Witness Wore Red This book is both amazing and disturbing in all the ways you would think. To see an inside view of this kind of life is fascinating to me as an outsider, but the things that occurred are extremely eye opening. Absolutely amazing read, couldn't put the book down once it got going.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Woman who escaped the FLDS A woman born into the fundamentalist latter day saints Church that maintains the practice of polygamy, she was forced into marrying a man who was in his 80s while she was still in her teens. He had 26 wives at that time. Upon his death she managed to escape after learning her husbands son, Warren Jeffs, the self proclaimed new Prophet of the FLDS church, was planning to force her to remarry. She testified against Warren and several others in the Church helping to put these men in prison for bigamy child molestation and underage marriage.
Date published: 2013-11-03

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The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders To Justice

The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders To Justice

by Rebecca Musser

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.25 in

Published: September 10, 2013

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1455527858

ISBN - 13: 9781455527854

From the Publisher

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.<_u13a_p>

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.<_u13a_p>

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.

About the Author

Rebecca Musser speaks nationally on behalf of oppressed women and is the founder of Claim Red, a non-profit organization. She lives in Idaho with her family.

Editorial Reviews

"Compelling . . . the book speaks to the ways isolation, fear and secrecy can shelter insidious abuses until someone has the courage to step forward as a witness."-Kirkus Reviews