Dr. John M. Hall was devoted to his loving mother, a woman who died young and left John and his brother with an aunt they called Mother. A woman who was cruel and controlling, a cult matriarch who terrorized her followers into submission. Betrayal and Escape reveals the author's cult life from the inside, his fear when Mother began a tirade, his certainty of harm when the verbal, physical, and psychological abuse took place. How did this boy survive and finally escape such brutality? As Hall narrates his story, we see how dignity and self-respect moved him toward that escape, and a profound love of Jesus Christ kept him safe as he built a new life. From outrageous religious practices to vile acts against incent children, Hall holds thing back. So many who suffer childhood abuse vent their rage on society, in the form of violent behavior. Dr. Hall is living proof that there is ather option: choose to live an honest life, believe in the love of God, and always move toward the light.
Dr. John Hall is a is a graduate of Emory University School of Dentistry. Married and the father of two daughters, Hall teaches Sunday school and plays the piano for Wednesday night church services.