Brother Tony's Boys (Hardcover)

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Description


For over twenty-five  years, charismatic Pentecostal evangelist Brother Tony Leyva used Christianity, the Bible, and his status as an "annointed prophet of God" to gain access to, seduce, and sexually assault the young sons of his enthralled followers in twenty-three states. How could such heinous acts continue undetected for over two decades?

Brother Tony's Boys peels back the multiple layers of this twisted evangelist's double life to answer this and other bone-chilling questions. Read the riveting true story of how Leyva brought his old-fashioned hellfire and brimstone revival to cities and towns from Florida to New York and from Illinois to Louisiana and, under the cloak of God, systematically manipulated and sexually assaulted adolescent boys and procured victims for other "men of God."

Using eyewitness accounts of victims, Mike Echols, author of the bestseller and five-time Emmy nominated miniseries I Know My First Name Is Steven, strips bare the world of Pentecostals in the United States today to reveal how, in this unique yet growing Christian sect, impassioned faith and devotion to the "annointed ones" blinded parents to the evil in their midst.

About the Author


Mike Echols is the author of I Know My Name Is Steven, the true story of the nation's longest stranger abduction of a child who was eventually returned safely. The book was the basis for the five-time Emmy-nominated miniseries of the same title.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781573920513
ISBN-10: 1573920517
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 1996
Pages: 374
Language: English