One of many highest-ranking defectors from Scientology exposes the key interior workings of the highly effective group on this outstanding memoir.Mike Rinder’s dad and mom started taking him to their native Scientology heart when he was 5 years previous. After highschool, he signed a billion-year contract and was admitted into Scientology’s elite interior circle, the Sea Group. Delivered to founder L. Ron Hubbard’s yacht and promised coaching in Hubbard’s most superior strategies, Mike was as an alternative put to work swabbing the decks.Nonetheless, Rinder purchased into the doctrine that his private consolation was secondary to the upper function of Hubbard’s world-saving mission, swiftly rising by means of the ranks. Within the Eighties, Rinder turned Scientology’s worldwide spokesperson and the pinnacle 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 outstanding celeb 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 dying, 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 greatest public enemies. He was adopted, hacked, spied on, and tracked. However he refused to be intimidated and immediately helps individuals break freed from Scientology. In A Billion Years, the darkish, dystopian reality about Scientology is revealed as by no means earlier than. Rinder presents insights into the faith that solely somebody of his former excessive rank may present and tells a harrowing however fulfilling story of non-public resilience. PLEASE NOTE: Once you buy this title, the accompanying PDF can be accessible in your Audible Library together with the audio.
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