Faith Jones, 44, is the granddaughter of David Berg, the infamous sex cult leader who founded Children of God and encouraged his followers to have sex with children. She details her tormented childhood in a new memoir titled, Sex Cult Nun
Faith Jones recalls how she received her first sexual lesson at age of four when her mother demonstrated erotic stimulation on her father. Her first coloring books at age seven depicted graphic illustrations of intercourse with a fully aroused man, complete with detailed diagrams of genitalia.
Now age 44 and working as a successful attorney, Faith Jones has chronicled her childhood living in the sinister sex cult known as Children of God in a haunting new memoir titled, Sex Cult Nun. The book details life inside the infamous sect and ultimately her escape at the age of 23, when she left behind everything to forge her own path in America.
Born into 'The Family' in 1977 in Hong Kong, Jones was considered cult royalty as the granddaughter of its psychosexual leader, David Berg.
She was raised on an isolated commune in Macao, an island off the coast of China by her father Jonathan, his first wife Esther and her mother, Ruthie.
They prayed for hours every day and read gospel written by her grandfather that preached the 'Law of Love,' which encouraged incestuous relationships with children, family members and fellow cult-members that believed in the impending apocalypse.
Jones' grandfather, David Berg founded the organization in 1968 out of Huntington Beach, California with a ragtag following of 'born again' hippies and young runaways. Eventually his church evolved into the Children of God, which counted 15,000 members worldwide; some of which would go on to become famous actors like River Phoenix and Rose McGowan.
The gospel Berg preached was focused on utter devotion to his teaching about the word of God. In his doctrine, sex was godly and should be encouraged between everyone, including children and adults. For women and girls to say no to a Family member meant being labeled 'unyielding' and going against God.
'Our sex is our service to God,' writes Jones. 'Refusing sex is being hard and selfish, unyielded to God’s will. And our absolute obedience is expected.'
Founded in 1968, the Children of God eventually grew to 15,000 members that lived in hundreds of communes worldwide. Members did not work - or educate their children. They believed and prepared for an apocalypse and partook in zealous proselytizing
Born into 'The Family' in 1977 in Hong Kong, Jones was considered cult royalty as the granddaughter of its psychosexual leader, David Berg. She was raised on an isolated commune in Macao, an island off the coast of China
Faith Jones was raised with siblings by her father Jonathan, his first wife Esther (right) and her mother, Ruthie (left)
Jones' grandfather, David Brandt Berg (also known as King David, Mo, Moses David, Father David, Dad, or Grandpa to followers) founded Children of God in 1968 out of Huntington Beach, California
Female disciples conducted 'Flirty Fishing,' a proselytizing technique used sex as bait to entice men (fish) to 'come to Jesus' and also provide donations to support the organization financially.
Faith Jones' absorbing memoir details her abusive childhood growing up in the Children of God sex cult where members were encouraged to have sexual relationships with children
Berg was an elusive leader, hiding his whereabouts and communicating his beliefs with followers mostly through illustrated newsletters - Jones never met her own grandfather.
She recounts how their religious literature was filled with cartoon images of naked women. 'The Holy Spirit of the