At 17, Diane Benscoter joined The Unification Church -- the religious cult whose members are commonly known as “Moonies.” After five long years, her distressed family arranged to have her deprogrammed. Benscoter then left The Unification Church, and was so affected by her experience that she became a deprogrammer herself. She devoted her time to extracting others from cults, until she was arrested for kidnapping. The shock of her arrest caused her to abandon her efforts for almost 20 years.
Now, after decades of research and study, Diane has begun to speak about her experiences.
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Shoes of a Servant
by Diane Benscoter
Motivated by idealism and inspired by the lyrics of her favorite songs, Diane Benscoter left home at age 17 in search of answers. She found those answers in a religious cult known as the Moonies. Often humorous and always heartbreaking , Benscoter’s story carries the reader into the world of mental manipulation, providing compelling insight on how human vulnerabilities open the door for extremism.
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