Unlike similar expose biographies exposing the FLDS cult, Mackert’s work goes beyond the disillusionment, the grief, the pain and reveals the true gospel that he was denied as a child. He shares the unfolding of God’s free gift of grace, that boundless love free of performance expectations. The transformation that came over his life upon truly meeting Jesus, resulted in forgiveness and grace shed abroad upon those who harmed him.
This unique, transformative vision lifts Illegitimate above the other works trickling into mainstream consciousness on the subject. The contrast between bondage and freedom, fear and grace, works and faith is undeniable, and I highly recommend this work to both those who’ve been harmed by Mormonism and those seeking to understand the literal, erroneous, early teachings of Joseph Smith and how those play out when practically applied.