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In the Days of Rain - A Daughter, a Father, a Cult

Rebecca Stott

A father-daughter story that tells of the author's experience growing up in a separatist fundamentalist Christian cult, from the author of the national bestseller Ghostwalk Rebecca Stott grew up in in Brighton, England, as a fourth-generation member of the Exclusive Brethren, a cult that believed the world is ruled by Satan. In this closed community, books that didn't conform to the sect's rules were banned, women were subservient to men and were made to dress modestly and cover their heads, and those who disobeyed the rules were punished and shamed. Yet Rebecca's father, Roger Stott, a high-ranking Brethren minister, was a man of contradictions: he preached that the Brethren should shun the outside world, yet he kept a radio in the trunk of his car and hid copies of Yeats and Shakespeare behind the Brethren ministries. Years later, when the Stotts broke with the Brethren after a scandal involving the cult's leader, Roger became an actor, filmmaker, and compulsive gambler who left the family penniless and ended up in jail. A curious child, Rebecca spent her insular childhood asking questions about the world and trying to glean the answers from forbidden library books. Only when she was an adult and her father was dying of cancer did she begin to understand all that had occurred during those harrowing years. It was then that Roger Stott handed her the memoir he had begun writing about the period leading up to what he referred to as the traumatic "Nazi decade," the years in the 1960s in which he and other Brethren leaders enforced coercive codes of behavior that led to the breaking apart of families, the shunning of members, even suicides. Now he was trying to examine that time, and his complicity in it, and he asked Rebecca to write about it, to expose all that was kept hidden. In the Days of Rain is Rebecca Stott's attempt to make sense of her childhood in the Exclusive Brethren, to understand her father's role in the cult and in the breaking apart of her family, and to come to be at peace with her relatio

A father-daughter story that tells of the author's experience growing up in a separatist fundamentalist Christian cult, from the author of the national bestseller Ghostwalk Rebecca Stott grew up in in Brighton, England, as a fourth-generation member of the Exclusive Brethren, a cult that believed the world is ruled by Satan. In this closed community, books that didn't conform to the sect's rules were banned, women were subservient to men and were made to dress modestly and cover their heads, and those who disobeyed the rules were punished and shamed. Yet Rebecca's father, Roger Stott, a high-ranking Brethren minister, was a man of contradictions: he preached that the Brethren should shun the outside world, yet he kept a radio in the trunk of his car and hid copies of Yeats and Shakespeare behind the Brethren ministries. Years later, when the Stotts broke with the Brethren after a scandal involving the cult's leader, Roger became an actor, filmmaker, and compulsive gambler who left the family penniless and ended up in jail. A curious child, Rebecca spent her insular childhood asking questions about the world and trying to glean the answers from forbidden library books. Only when she was an adult and her father was dying of cancer did she begin to understand all that had occurred during those harrowing years. It was then that Roger Stott handed her the memoir he had begun writing about the period leading up to what he referred to as the traumatic "Nazi decade," the years in the 1960s in which he and other Brethren leaders enforced coercive codes of behavior that led to the breaking apart of families, the shunning of members, even suicides. Now he was trying to examine that time, and his complicity in it, and he asked Rebecca to write about it, to expose all that was kept hidden. In the Days of Rain is Rebecca Stott's attempt to make sense of her childhood in the Exclusive Brethren, to understand her father's role in the cult and in the breaking apart of her family, and to come to be at peace with her relatio
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A father-daughter story that tells of the author's experience growing up in a separatist fundamentalist Christian cult, from the author of the national bestseller Ghostwalk Rebecca Stott grew up in in Brighton, England, as a fourth-generation member of the Exclusive Brethren, a cult that believed the world is ruled by Satan. In this closed community, books that didn't conform to the sect's rules were banned, women were subservient to men and were made to dress modestly and cover their heads, and those who disobeyed the rules were punished and shamed. Yet Rebecca's father, Roger Stott, a high-ranking Brethren minister, was a man of contradictions: he preached that the Brethren should shun the outside world, yet he kept a radio in the trunk of his car and hid copies of Yeats and Shakespeare behind the Brethren ministries. Years later, when the Stotts broke with the Brethren after a scandal involving the cult's leader, Roger became an actor, filmmaker, and compulsive gambler who left the family penniless and ended up in jail. A curious child, Rebecca spent her insular childhood asking questions about the world and trying to glean the answers from forbidden library books. Only when she was an adult and her father was dying of cancer did she begin to understand all that had occurred during those harrowing years. It was then that Roger Stott handed her the memoir he had begun writing about the period leading up to what he referred to as the traumatic "Nazi decade," the years in the 1960s in which he and other Brethren leaders enforced coercive codes of behavior that led to the breaking apart of families, the shunning of members, even suicides. Now he was trying to examine that time, and his complicity in it, and he asked Rebecca to write about it, to expose all that was kept hidden. In the Days of Rain is Rebecca Stott's attempt to make sense of her childhood in the Exclusive Brethren, to understand her father's role in the cult and in the breaking apart of her family, and to come to be at peace with her relatio

Language:

English

Length:

9h 19m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:57


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:59


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:57


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:29


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:34


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:38


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:33


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:33


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:23


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:40


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:22


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:26


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:50


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:28


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:20


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:23


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:46


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:09


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:24


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:07


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:38


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:32


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:10


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:42


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:24


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:39


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:51


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:02


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:30


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:48


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:21


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:25


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:55


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:55


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:15


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:41


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:22


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:54


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

00:31