One of many highest-ranking defectors from Scientology exposes the key internal workings of the highly effective group on this outstanding memoir.Mike Rinder’s dad and mom started taking him to their native Scientology middle when he was 5 years outdated. After highschool, he signed a billion-year contract and was admitted into Scientology’s elite internal circle, the Sea Group. Delivered to founder L. Ron Hubbard’s yacht and promised coaching in Hubbard’s most superior methods, Mike was as a substitute put to work swabbing the decks.Nonetheless, Rinder purchased into the doctrine that his private consolation was secondary to the upper objective of Hubbard’s world-saving mission, swiftly rising via the ranks. Within the Nineteen Eighties, Rinder turned Scientology’s worldwide spokesperson and the top of its highly effective Workplace of Particular Affairs. He helped negotiate Scientology’s pivotal tax exemption from the IRS and engaged with the group’s distinguished superstar members, together with Tom Cruise, Lisa Marie Presley, and John Travolta. But Rinder couldn’t shake a nagging feeling that one thing was amiss—Hubbard’s guarantees remained unfulfilled at his loss of life, and his successor, David Miscavige, was a ruthless and vindictive man who didn’t hesitate to restrict many high Scientologists, Mike amongst them, to a makeshift jail often known as the Gap.In 2007, on the age of fifty-two, Rinder lastly escaped Scientology. In a single day, he turned one of many group’s largest public enemies. He was adopted, hacked, spied on, and tracked. However he refused to be intimidated and right now helps individuals break freed from Scientology. In A Billion Years, the darkish, dystopian fact about Scientology is revealed as by no means earlier than. Rinder presents insights into the faith that solely somebody of his former excessive rank might present and tells a harrowing however fulfilling story of private resilience. PLEASE NOTE: While you buy this title, the accompanying PDF will probably be obtainable in your Audible Library together with the audio.
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