Not Without My Sister

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Inside the Book

The devastating first-hand account of three sisters' courageous struggle to escape a perverse community that robbed them of their childhood. Celeste, Kristina and Juliana were born into a cult - The Children of God. But their experiences were a world away from the traditional Christian understanding of 'love' and 'forgiveness'. The organisation that was entrusted with their care practised physical and mental abuse, thought control, pornography, prostitution and sexual exploitation of children. The sisters were separated from each other and from their parents at an early age, living in communes with as many as 200 members in England, India and the Far East. They were denied access to formal schooling, forced to busk on the streets for money, and were mercilessly beaten for 'crimes' as unpredictable as reading an encyclopaedia. In Not Without My Sister, Celeste, Kristina and Juliana, relive their experiences of how they survived - and then escaped - a cult that has claimed the lives and innocence of thousands of its members. Theirs is a horrific story of perversion and loss but, ultimately, it is an account of immense love and immeasurable bravery.



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News & Announcements

May 4, 2009
Celeste will be attending the ICSA conference in Geneva July 1-3, 2009. These conferences are important to raise the profile and give a voice to second generation in the academic community.

August 2, 2008
Juliana and Celeste were interviewed by Larry King Live, CNN. Read the transcript here.

August 2, 2008

On Sunday, August 10th, Kristina and Celeste will be attending the Lost Children's Memorial Day in London. Juliana will be at the same event being held in California. If you would like to attend, details of the event are at

July 1, 2008
Listen to Juliana's interview with Trisha Goddard on City Talk.

June 11, 2008

Not Without My Sister was on the Sunday Times top 10 bestseller list for 15 weeks in a row, four of which was at no.1! We would like to thank everybody who has written to us through this website. The encouragement and support we have received has been overwhelming and we are extremely grateful. Thank you for spreading the word and passing it on!