Divine Evil Revealed in 'Televenge' : How Much Control Can One Pastor Have?

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Former mega-church member describes life of submission and debauchery in new novel, "Televenge," which exposes chaos in a world fraught with fear and intimidation.

Pamela King Cable, author of Televenge

Pamela King Cable

“'Televenge' takes on numerous issues relevant to our current global landscape—from domestic abuse, to fraud, murder, and extortion, to the manipulative rhetoric of religious and political zealots,” says Cable.

Former mega-church member, Pamela King Cable witnessed a world encompassing both the sublime and the bizarre, as well as corruption and debauchery. From sex to money to telling congregants how many children they should have, how to dress, where to live, and what car to buy, some pastors control their members from the boardroom to the bedroom. Pamela King Cable was victim to it all. After 25 years, she knew leaving her church and husband would create a nightmare, but she committed to also be true to herself. Her nightmare became her reality.

Cable began to study televangelism markets and the devastating effects of some mega-churches. She interviewed more than a hundred people who broke away from their church for many of the same reasons she did. Many of those who left also endured horrific personal trauma and ruin, feeling void of hope, of help, and of God. Cable also studied the Jonestown Guyana Tragedy, the Waco Massacre, and the Heaven’s Gate Genocide and found similar forms of manipulation existing in many mega-churches, particularly those whose pastors are also televangelists. After years of research, she wrote her first novel, "Televenge," (Satya House, Oct. 2012) which exposes chaos in a mega-church, and embraces those who discover unconditional love in a religious world fraught with fear and intimidation.

A review of "Televenge" in Library Journal called the book: “ . . . an emotional rollercoaster that ends as intensely as it begins. . . . [readers] will find themselves captivated and deeply devoted to Andie. Fans of Fannie Flagg and Janet Evanovich will be hooked on this saga of religion, romance, and crime.”

Author of the highly popular book of short stories, "Southern Fried Women," Cable grew up attending revivals in tents, tabernacles, and clapboard churches. She attended the University of Akron and Kent State University. She wrote "Televenge" to help herself heal after a bitter divorce, years of submission and even abuse; to show that “pastors are human,” and to encourage others struggling in dogmatic churches to hold their pastors accountable, share their stories, and save their families from ruin.

“"Televenge" takes on numerous issues relevant to our current global landscape — from domestic abuse, to fraud, murder, and extortion, to the manipulative rhetoric of religious and political zealots,” says Cable. “I hope it provides inspiration and courage for those who are in or are thinking about leaving a manipulative situation and otherwise reveals to them the possibilities of unconditional love.”

"Televenge" and "Southern Fried Women" are both available in paperback and ebook from Amazon.com and other online booksellers, as well as independent bookstores throughout the country.

A popular speaker as well as author, Cable has spoken at hundreds of venues including Rotary Clubs, women’s groups, the Junior League, writing conferences, book clubs and many churches throughout the South. She is currently reviewing invitations to speak to groups in 2013.

Learn more about Pamela King Cable on her web site (http://www.pamelakingcable.com); or follow her on Facebook or Twitter (@pamelakingcable). To have her speak to your group, contact her booking agent, Michael Wayne at (336) 259-0265 or pamelakingcablepr (at) gmail (dot) com.

Satya House is a boutique publishing company specializing in books that just might change your life or the way you think about it.

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