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By Ngaire Thomas

A gripping and revealing first-hand account of 1 family's event within the specific Brethren group in New Zealand. Ngaire Thomas grew up, married and raised her teenagers in the unique Brethren church within the Palmerston North zone. In simple, non-judgemental sort, Ngaire describes existence inside of this neighborhood with its strict principles. She says: 'By the time i used to be 9, I had constructed an self reliant spirit . . . [which] often intended individual had began to imagine for themselves instead of obeying the M.O.G. [Man of God] - an bad trait that had to be dealt with.' Behind Closed Doors tells of the struggles Ngaire and her kin went via with a view to stay inside of this shut yet difficult group. She and her husband Denis, a really religious guy, had a powerful and devoted marriage, raised 5 teenagers and tried to dwell an excellent existence in the church. notwithstanding they have been finally excommunicated and went to stay 'on the outside'. Ngaire describes the trauma of changing to existence at the outdoors and its devastating results on her teenagers. it is a interesting window right into a international that few folks will ever comprehend - instructed through an clever and compassionate woman.

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