Just for starters, they bought a new york city landfills worth of books and sermon tapes. Hyles daughter apologizes for nefarious actions of. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new. Pray for her as she embarks on this project and shares. In his book, enemies of soulwinning, hyles taught that one could not be born again unless the king james version. Reading the authors books in order means picking up the book series, which currently includes 11 books and five short novellas. It is also an outrage that both hyles and schaap were allowed by the church leadership to have such power over a local church. As most of you know, jack schaap, former pastor of first baptist church, hammond, indiana, is serving a 12 year sentence in federal prison for having sexual relations with a minor. Heart, i find it quite humorous that you think i am digressing from the topic of this blog. Discount prices on books by linda byler, including titles like a horse for elsie. Hyles, age 88, of dallas, tx, formerly of hammond, in passed away peacefully in her home on wednesday, august 30, 2017. Rice read the bible every morning at breakfast, six chapters or more, and i saw him pray, every single day that we were together, crying by himself in his chair, and praying over his open bible that the lord would bring unsaved souls to a saving knowledge of jesus christ. Dimitry ermakov i just watched a ted talk about a woman named linda murphrey who escaped her fundamentalist father jack hyles and through years of therapy started to come forward with some of the things that he did.
Four children, becky smith of texas, david hyles of florida, linda murphrey of texas, cindy schaap. Chapters of healing from a god who wasnt are available for purchase online from this website. Linda grew up amish and continues to be an active member of the amish church. Most popular reference to linda hyles murphrey movies and tv. Linda, i want you to know that i am one more person who can relate to everything you have spoken and written. Both hyleses escaped punishment for their debauchery and perverse behavior. Hyles nee slaughter dallas, tx hammond, in beverly j. The daughter of a hammond megachurchs founder has issued a public apology for keeping silent about the many nefarious actions of her father and other church leaders.
Because my father was jack hyles, the kingpin amongst these men, pastor of the first baptist church of hammond, indiana, with a proclaimed membership of over 50,000, most of whom were devoted followers of my dad. The women who knew jack hyles way of life literature. Linda and becky sided with beverly hyles and dave and cindy sided with jack, sr. Linda byler is an american author of amish fiction.
Linda, i am andrea murphrey s brother and attended hac 19791983. Sworn to silence book by linda castillo thriftbooks. How to read the linda castillo books in order mystery. This book is a serialized guide chapters released periodically, drawn from my experience escaping the clutches of radical religion. Linda hyles murphrey is the daughter of jack hyles. An open letter to linda hyles murphrey religions cell. Because if your name were not linda hyles murphrey, nobody would care. She grew up in the hyles home and tells of the sham of hyles marriage, his affair with his secretary, and the degenerate serial adulterer he raised for a son. This open letter to linda hyles murphrey was written by jo mcguire and signed by those survivors of religious abuse that felt the need to support and thank linda for her efforts in setting things right, by revealing the truth about her father, jack hyles. Hyles daughter exposes the cult way of life literature. According to linda hyles murphrey, jack hyles daughter, her father jack hyles hated his wife and treated her terribly, even abused her.
My dad pastored a church that evolved into a 50,000member cult. Linda murphrey speaking at tedxojaichange april 5, 2012 published on aug 4, 2012 by tedxojaichange darina stoyanova tedxojai organizer introduces tedx speaker linda murphrey, who for the first time publicly reveals the secret life she was forced to live as the daughter of the former leader of an indiana megachurch turned cult. It operated and still operates under the guise of an independent fundamental baptist church. Jack hyles, his soninlaw jack schaap, and davis hyles all have one thing in common. The scandalous life of jack hyles and why it still matters. Mary and i were 23 with a son who wasnt quite two when i realized that moving nearly halfway across the country to follow god had been a mistake. I believe first baptist church gradually evolved into a cult that was in complete idolatry of my father and, after his death, complete idolatry of. An open letter to linda hyles murphrey april 5, 20 suzanne titkemeyer. Jump into jmp scripting by murphrey, wendy, lucas, rosemary 2009 paperback 1709 by murphrey, wendy, lucas, rosemary. He founded hammond baptist schools in 1970 and hylesanderson college in 1972.
Jack hyles daughters testimony of growing up in a cult the following is excerpted from linda murphreys testimony at the tedxojaichange event in ojai, california, april 5, 2012. Tedx speaker linda hyles murphrey for the first time publicly reveals the secret life she was forced to live as the daughter of the former leader of an indiana megachurch turned cult. Now the subject of the lifetime original movie an amish murder sworn to silence is the first in linda castillos new york times bestselling kate burkholder. Refine see titles to watch instantly, titles you havent rated, etc. Most popular reference to linda hyles murphrey movies and tv shows. Hyles will be held in the first baptist church auditorium, 523 sibley street, hammond, indiana, on friday, february 9. If you have never been abused in any way by a church, a religious leader or organization, you may wonder, what exactly is religious abuse. This has led many people to assume that jack hyles is as. It probably is one the most significant and difficult decisions ive. In spite of heroic attempts by the medical staff, dr. Bruce gerencser of the way forward found and posted a video by linda hyles murphrey revealing the truth of what it was like to grow up as the daughter of jack hyles, leader of hylesanderson. Hyles underwent eight hours of openheart surgery performed by a team of top surgeons and specialists. Jack schaaps sister in law, linda murphrey, told the dark secrets that jack schaap tried so.
She has spoken out against the church hyles led during his tenure and after his death. That in no way has anything whatsoever to do with linda murphreys speech. Marriage the divine intimacy, hyles publications 2005. Hyles other daughter, linda hyles murphrey, is a motivational speaker who presented her story titled from cult to courage at a tedx event, discussing her hardships as a child of jack hyles. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. Now i know there are still jack hyles devotees who numbers in the thousands. An open letter to linda hyles murphrey suzanne titkemeyer. An open letter to linda hyles murphrey from the author. He almost never mentioned her in his sermons, and never bragged on her or used her in illustrations after the 1970s. The purpose of studying the other books of the bible, is to gain understanding that christianity was as diverse then as it is today. Linda byler has 44 books on goodreads with 16660 ratings. Hyles daughter exposes the cult baptist rss auto feeds. As he was reading that book, he learned all about jack hyles relatives and he named me after two of them.
Linda castillo is an american author best known for her popular kate burkholder crime thriller series, set in amish county. The testimony of jack hyles own daughter the following is excerpted from linda murphreys testimony at the tedxojaichange event in ojai, california, april 5, 2012. Sworn to silence was recently adapted into a lifetime original movie titled an amish murder starring neve campbell as kate burkholder. Hyles other daughter, linda hyles murphrey, is a motivational speaker who presented her story titled from cult to. If you want the true story about jack hyles, listen to it from the lips of his own daughter, linda hyles murphrey in her ted video. One will realize that all the belief systems that existed in the first two centuries after christ, are still in existence today. Right from her childhood days she had started following the. Linda castillo is the new york times bestselling author of the kate burkholder series, including sworn to silence and gone missing, crime thrillers set in amish country. Hyles daughter, linda hyles murphrey, testimony that had been made available on line. As ive been working on this next book a true crime murder story i have found myself doing some. Linda byler is one of the noteworthy authors of the romance novels, hailing from america. Linda winstead jones has written more than fifty romance books in several subgenres, including historical and fairy tale romance as well as romantic suspense. She writes the buggy spoke, lizzie searches for love, sadies montana, lancaster burning and several other series.
What they wont tell you is how hyles began a legacy of sex abuse scandals that have continued to present day. Although i have never met you i can definitely relate to the pain and confusion you have experienced growing up in a legalistic church and family. Walking away from fundamentalist christianity was a pivotal event in my life. It has been said that linda hyles murphrey was somewhat instrumental in some of the finer points in these books. Growing up, linda loved to read and write and that has never changed. Hyless daughter linda murphrey has gone on the speaking circuit telling the family secrets. Each of them was accused of sexual misconduct along with sundry other scandals. Linda hyles murphreys testimony is a clear indication of just how wounded those closest to jack hyles can be.
Because my father was jack hyles, the kingpin amongst these men, pastor of the. Hyles s daughter linda murphrey has gone on the speaking circuit telling the family secrets. My father was strongly influenced by your dad for many years. We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. My father loves jack hyles and the lifestyle that comes with him. Something about brother jack hyles not liking blacks riding on his first baptist church buses. She is very well known for writing a number of successful novels throughout her writing career. Even though it had been filmed last april there had barely been 300 hits on what was published. Linda byler books list of books by author linda byler. Jack hyles testimonies from former hyles followers.
Sumner august 3, 1922 december 5, 2016 was an american christian author, baptist pastor, evangelist and editor of the fundamentalist newspaper. Since 1982, lindas used books has served visalia and all of tulare county with the areas largest selection of used books. Cindy schaap, daughter of jack hyles, divorces convicted. The concept of abusive religion may seem foreign to. Beware of the wolves in sheepskin the snakes that run our. Linda is jack hyles daughter, and it appears that the. Some of the points that linda makes are actually not correct but the overall theme of the talk is spot on. I think it might be worth mentioning jack hyles daughter, linda murphrey, speaking about the church, talking about its history, finances and describing it as a cult. Jack frasure hyles september 25, 1926 february 6, 2001 was a leading figure in the independent baptist movement, having pastored the first baptist church of hammond in hammond, indiana, from 1959 until his death.1498 173 109 1148 506 1563 1543 1356 1485 1636 607 265 7 339 1635 1003 1065 441 1355 1276 939 1131 593 781 392 1365 121 1121 612 679 997 970 584 1151 949 102 1360 723 1418 877 1171 152 1142 1168 466