Review: Exclusive Pedigree: My life in and out of the Brethren
Author: John L. Fear
About Exclusive Pedigree: My life in and out of the Brethren: John Fear was born into a religious sect known as the Exclusive Brethren. This sheltered him from the outside world as he grew up, but could not hide him from its influences.
A struggle began in his mind that led him to leave the Brethren, along with his young family.This is a story that was always meant to be told. During his later life John Fear had prepared a lot of the book, along with notes for chapters that he knew would not be completed.
It is only now, over twenty years later, that the book is finally being published. It contains original content written by John, along with diary notes, letters and magazine articles. The final chapters are written by his second eldest son, Alastair. The memoir is introduced and edited by his eldest son, Robert, as a tribute to his father’s amazing life.
My review: Five Stars - An honest, personal and emotive account of how religion can touch and shape a person's life - forever. A refreshing read.