Fri 9 Dec, 2005 05:23 am
Anyone know the whereabouts of Dublin members from 1972?
Stephen and Rejoice, Una Mcmanus, any others.
Well,Una is in Akron I think and has been a successful wrigter for some years.
I used to have her address, we did correspond for a while, but then she moved away.
Came across Una's book in a second-hand bookshop and have just finished reading it.Noticed that names had been changed of those I recognised,e.g. Simon-Peter to Philip. I think that Stephen and Rejoice are pseudonyms,presumably used for confidentiality or legal reasons.
Stephen & Rejoice were their Bible-names.
We all had Bible names in those days, we never knew each others real name, unless, of course, we were there when they joined and were given them.
Yes,but from reading Una's book it seems that neither legal or Bible-names were used. BTW,very well written book I thought-were you in Dublin in 72 and did you know 16 year old Una?
I remember her when she joined.
Stephen and Rejoice are both Bible names.
Both were Americans. He was a short guy, quite skinny, she was a bit taller and heavier set, had glasses and was quite a good singer.
Una was a skinny girl too.
When I first went there we were living in a terraced house, from there we moved in with another Christian group called "the Friendship Centre". Things got very heated between the two groups, eventually there was a big meeting where everyone was assembled. The big topic was David Berg's status as God's Endtime prophet.
Stephen got really angry and blasted the other group screaming at the top of his voice some prophecy against them. Needless to say we got told to leave. From there we ended up living in tents, which attracted visitors and the local media. By this time I had learnt guitar and would do wake up by playing a song. This was the customary means to get everyone up.
From there we found an old derelict mansion (well it was a massive property) which the owner allowed us to live in, we were doing it up, with the help of businesses that donated building materials, paint, all sorts.
It was quite an adventure, I must admit.
What book are you referring about? What is it's title and under what author's name?
The book is entitled "Not for a Million Dollars" by Una McManus.
I've read a few books about cults,but Not for a Million Dollars is the most interesting.It's not surprising that Una became a successful writer in later life. Evanman,I presume you read the book;how true-to-life would you say it was.
Actually, I have never read this book.
I have never even seen a copy, i have simply heard about it, and contacted Una through her publisher, however she moved and, as I did not have a forwarding address, lost contact.