Jenna Miscavige Hill (born February 1, ) is an American former Scientologist . After leaving of the efforts to exploit Mr. Miscavige’s name. We note that recollections in Miss Hill’s book are dramatically at odds with 30 of her classmates. Jenna Miscavige Hill was raised to obey. As the niece of the Church of Scientology’s Enlarge Book Cover Audio Excerpt. Left hand banner -. Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial Enlarge Book Cover.

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It isn’t the first time though I’ve wondered why the authorities or Amnesty International hasn’t got involved When I started reading this book the thought occurred to me about not knowing much about Scientology. She does finally get to marry him and things improve for a small time, but then revert back. I thought I knew quite a lot abou Jenna Miscavige Hill was a third generation Scientologist who left the church in I imagine that by now anyone reading this book is aware of Scientology, but just in case: Reading this book was like reading a surreal dystopia, a story I would not have believed could exist in our society.

On sandwich boards and the posters was the proclamation that we needed the book ‘Dianetics’ which they were giving away free if we listened to a presentation. I fail to see why the parallels with the Nazi party in the ‘s and 40’s are ignored. Regardless of my opinion of the quality of the book, her life is thankfully now her own.

Return to Book Page. For it is this book, by Jenna Miscavige, on growing up inside this organization. Ron Hubbard set out to create a religion after starting out as a science fiction author. Like most religions, it comes with doctrines and an origin story and fine-sounding gospel about how to make the world a better place.

Books by Jenna Miscavige Hill and Complete Book Reviews

Each step you take you believe stranger things and become more committed however there is no boook here it is merely brainwashing. PaperbackAudio CD. She was raised a Scientologist since birth and was in a children’s camp since a toddler until she voluntarily left the organization in her early 20’s after her wedding and a fellow Scientologist.


From then on she spent most of her childhood apart from her parents and says she was only allowed to see them once a week. There was a device sitting in the corner with a label on it that said E-Meter. I really applaud Jenna for having miecavige courage to leave and find happiness on the outside.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jenna Miscavige Hill describes the methods used to teach young children these beliefs and they almost veer into torture and mind control territory. Mar 05, Catherine Howard rated it really liked it.

This is truly an eye opening book. You may recognize the nam In a word, horrifying. View all 5 comments. I thought they were exciting books. All cults do these things because it is the most effective blok to destroy a person’s sense of individuality. View all 10 comments. I find it rather incredible that celebrity Scientologists, who are clearly not exposed to the darker side of Scientology, are not even willing to entertain accusations of the Church’s abuses.

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For all that she had such an exceptional and scarring upbringing, Hill is personable and clearly a person of integrity it was her unwillingness to throw friends and family under the bus on demand, which the Church of Scientology demands frequently, that consistently got her into trouble. So she decides to stay and the church first tells her she can’t and then says she can but they’ll be separated, which her hubs doesn’t go for this time around.

Despite some inconsistencies in the editing of this book a recollection from Jenna’s childhood is dated as the spring ofinstead ofetc.

It also claims many prominent adherents, most famously Tom Cruise. Born into the Church and the third generation of familial followers, Jenna explains the background of the organisation and how her family played a key role at the grassroots level.

She grew up as a member of the Sea Organization, and was disconnected from her parents at a young age. Dec 30, Mara rated it did not like it Shelves: It is completely unsettling to me that Scientology is clearly and undeniably brainwashing people on a regular basis. Since most Sea Org people only earned minimal funds weekly. Ironically in Jenna’s case she found by lying and admitting to something untrue helped her to pass a sec check.

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Prior to its publication, lawyers acting on behalf of David Miscavige threatened to sue the publishers for defamation. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

It seems my latest topic of interest is the personal struggle, which will surely open up avenues of angst and some painful revelations. What makes Scientology so fascinating to me is that so many people are taken in by their beliefs and yet it is so separate from the rest of society.

Books by Jenna Miscavige Hill and Complete Book Reviews

They control who you can speak to must be on the same level as yourself and who you can date. It should be noted that her grandparents, parents, husband, and siblings have all also left the church. This brought me to the piece by Jenna Miscavige Hill, whose entire childhood was shaped by the Church In my time reading biographies both this boom run and in generalI have come across a number of miscavigd and themes. I suppose that’s all relative. Her life in the ‘Sea Org’ was one of complete dominance.

It is so frustrating, though, to hear about the child labor, abuse, and manipulation of families that takes place within the organization, as well as the paranoia that seems rampant from within. Jan 13, Rae rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her descriptions of the church actually fits every line of the list on ejnna to run a mind-control cult, using the proven indoctrination methods of authoritarian regimes, prisons, religious cults and military units the world over.

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