Those words ended the first phone call Bo Juel shared with his beloved grandfather in over fifteen years, and they were the last words he would ever hear from the man. Bo’s crime? Leaving the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses after suffering the worst cruelties any child could ever live through.
The Least of God’s Priorities tells of one man’s brutal but true journey through unimaginable abuses, including years of sexual molestation at the hands of a congregation elder, physical violence, betrayal, lies, family secrets, and the most horrific loss a young father can face.
With a foreword written by leading cult expert Steven Hassan, M.Ed., LMHC, NCC , author of Combating Cult Mind Control, The #1 Best-Selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery From Destructive Cults.
As of this writing, it’s been over a year since Bo and I first began talking about putting his life story down on paper, and as I look back on this last year, I cannot help but to think of all the tears, disagreements, sleepless nights, anger, and pain that went into getting this project completed. And that was just choosing the title!
In all seriousness, this book is an amazing story of how one person can suffer the worst abuses any child can face, and how the stranglehold of a cult can affect that person for decades after they leave. The story includes many details that have been left out of Bo’s journey to this point, including some dark secrets that have never been revealed before.
This book is what we need for activism; it really tells how bad things can get in households of Jehovah’s Witnesses when it comes to pedophilia and child molestation, physical abuse, and shunning. Remember, Jehovah’s Witnesses are the ones knocking on people’s doors and handing out their literature on street corners, telling people that they love their families and build strong families based on love and blah blah blah… all while allowing pedophiles virtually unfettered access to children in the Kingdom Halls and while beating their children nearly to death behind closed doors, and then shunning those victims if they should dare leave the religion as an adult.
Even if you’re not interested in activism or life within the framework of a cult, this story will appeal to you. It’s about a child who suffered the worse cruelties you can picture and who was then punished for those abuses as an adult, and someone who struggled to find his footing after his life fell apart around him. While those abuses may have happened because of the religion in which he was raised, Bo’s story will resonate with anyone and everyone.
The book is now on sale at BoJuel.com and through amazon for both paperback and kindle versions. Visit his website to find out where Bo is now in his journey, including public speaking, life coaching, professional coaching, and cult exit coaching. He’s also currently working on the second book so as they say, stay tuned.
“The Least of God’s Priorities”
by Bo Juel
Release: October 2, 2015
Individual orders at BoJuel.com
Wholesale volume orders through IngramSpark